Friday, September 15, 2006

Life lessons

Sam is learning those little lessons that make his life easier and more ordered. Sometimes he'll point to himself and say "Mommy's boy, Daddy's boy, Malcom's boy, Sam's boy" showing a good sense of family identity. Sometimes he'll snatch the computer mouse away if I'm not paying attention to him, showing good problem solving skills.

My favorite though is when he mutters, "It's okay Sam," to himself when he's disturbed by something. We first noticed it after putting him to bed one night when his sobs stopped apruptly with the consoling self-advice: "It's okay Sam." We also hear it when he sneezes or almost falls off a chair. Today I heard it when he was perched atop the playground peering down the tallest slide. Apparently the occasion required some reassurance.

I'm glad he believes himself.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Only 2 and Sam can console HIMSELF! Daddy-A

Tarimisu said...

That's so sweet. I've never heard of a kid doing that before. You've got one special boy there!

Dan said...

Sam is such a cutey. His antics always bring a simle to my face

Ree said...

I like that story. Sam is so smart--and learning good life lessons so early.

Pooka said...

Can you put some of that characteristic in a bottle and sell it?? We'd buy some. We'd buy a LOT!!!