It is always a bit scary to find out how little children view you, but sometimes it can be a pleasant surprise. One of those surprises happened the other night while I was making dinner and tending to Caleb.
Elijah finally learned how to use the mouse (it was a blessing and a curse) and was playing on sesamestreet.org. They have a game where you "make monsters", so Elijah was playing it for probably about 10 minutes when I heard, "Monnie! Come here! Look what I made! It's you!" I finished up what I was doing and braced myself for what might be on the screen. To my surprise it was this:
Elijah then said, "He's happy!" So I inquired, "Am I happy?" "Yes." "Am I always happy?" "No." See... honesty at it's finest.
So I went back out to finish up and a few minutes later I heard, "Monnie, look! It's daddy!"
He was so tickled with himself. My favorite part of Joe's monster was when you played it, to move, the tongue would stick out and go in and stick out again. I could definitely see how Elijah could get this from Joe.
Then he made himself.
And he was done. I asked if he wanted to make Caleb, but he said no. Oh well, maybe another day...