Thursday, October 22, 2009

Say As We Say

Well, not always - like the other day when Daniel called me a "slapstick" when I put him in time out for something. "Slapstick" is a funny name Troy calls Daniel when he's being silly, but Daniel managed to turn it into a name calling name.

We also hear things like my two personal favorites - "Mommy Monster" and "Papa Monster" (when he's in trouble) - Things I am sure he picked up on in daycare.

Oh and I also love this one when he gets in trouble - imagine him all sad looking hands up by his head "I'm so upset."

Some days I wonder where my little angel went and then just when I least expect it...

This morning Daniel woke up at 6:25 a.m. Yikes! He's usually never up before 7:30 and most of the time it's closer to 8:00 and I'm waking him up to get ready to go. I put him in bed with me since Troy was out of town working the night before. And don't tell Troy, but all 3 dogs were sleeping at the bottom of the bed keeping my feet warm. (They are only allowed to do this when Troy isn't home and they know the moment he's gone!)

About 10 minutes later I hear rustling and then I see Daniel patting Jerry and hear him whispering "It's okay Jerry. No one will ever hurt you."

I almost cried. I always pet Jerry and say that because if you've been following my blog since the beginning them you might remember Jerry's story. Well he's come such a long way. While still leary of Troy and any large male figure, he's really just a big lover boy now. He greets people at the door, lets us reach out and pet him while standing around and when Troy's not home, he can be quite obnoxious with Daniel and I, wanting to play, jumping around us in the kitchen, racing through the house.

Anyway - I just hugged Daniel and told him how proud I was of him being so gentle and loving with our pets.

11 comments:

Clarese said...

That is so, so sweet. Brought a tear to my eye, too.

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! How wonderful! I love it when they turn around and do something so sweet!

Our dogs aren't allowed when I'M in bed. . .only when it is just Pat! How funny!

Carolynn and Steve said...

So very sweet! What a great kiddo you have!

I love that your dogs will keep your feet warm---I've been trying to get our cats to do that, but no luck so far!

Christine and Stephen said...

LOVE that story. I used to be a stickler for dogs being on the bed but now I like the cuddling they do. I know we are going to need a bigger bed (Queen to King) when the boys come home and we are all in it!!!
Christine

Jenny and Randy said...

I love this story! I went back and read Jerry's story, too, and am so glad you guys found one another!

Amy said...

Awww - I had to go back and read Jerry's story. What a sweet boy and sweet doggie. Daniel, you just warm my heart!!

Gary & Rosalie Clute said...

Just catching up on our blogs and wanted to say hello - we'll probably update after Halloween.

Teresa & Kevin said...

That is the sweetest thing!!! I just went back and read the story too and I am so glad you adopted Jerry- It is true that a little TLC can do miracles with rescue dogs! Daniel is such a sweetie!

Shane & Marie said...

That is so sweet! It amazes me also how they can be a monster one moment and the biggest sweetheart the next. I would not be able to keep a straight face with some of the things that come out of Daniel's mouth though!

Kami said...

I love it! As the proud mother of one human son and two furry daughters, I don't think there is any better way to teach empathy to our children than having animals. J absolutely adores my girls and they love him to death. Our oldest dog was a shelter dog and she had some phobias of the bathroom, tile floor, and men. She is now 16 and I have had her for 14 years. She is the most sweet natured, loving dog I have ever had. She is so protective of J and always tries to comfort him if she cries. So glad Jerry is happy now and now has a brother to love on him too!:)

Jackie said...

That is so sweet and touching! What a caring heart Daniel has... and Rachel he is modeling that from you!!