This morning Jon and I stayed home with Sam while Ryan and Nathan went to Ty’s birthday party. Sam did a lot of drawing, which I, of course, always enjoy. As much as he loves Nathan, I also think he’s always happy to have a chance to play with whatever he wants without Nathan jumping in and taking it from him.
Clearly Ty throws a great party because Nathan was fast asleep in the back of the car when they got home. Nathan told me that there was a pinata shaped like Lightning McQueen, he ate bread and chocolate milk for lunch, he got a Pez dispenser shaped like Rex from Toy Story, and Ty liked the stuffed tiger and the rocket. I asked Nathan if he showed Ty how the button worked, but he told me that he didn’t have to. Apparently Ty is sharp enough to know what to do with a button on his own. Then I asked if Ty knew that Nathan made the rocket himself. Nathan said yes, because it was made of duct tape. That was kind of a dead giveaway.
Nathan also decided to make a wrist cuff. I drew the Lightning McQueen, but he did the rest.
Nathan has also started playing games with more real understanding and attention than ever before. Here he’s playing a matching memory game with Jon. He also played Go Fish with Jon and a Silly Sentences game with Beeba and I today. Thus, we are starting to try to teach him about being a courteous winner.