Like Father, Like Son and other Tales

Last Wednesday was Sloan’s last day of preschool for this year. To celebrate, we went to Chuck E Cheese after school with the kids from his class. Just as we were about to leave, one of the mom’s told me that her daughter has been talking about Sloan kissing her on the lips for a week. Sloan came over and heard us talking about it and right there in the middle of CEC, leaned over and smacked her on the lips again! No shame. All puffed up from the amusement/horror on my face the little Casanova turned and kissed another little girl, then turned around and kissed the first girl again! Jeez! But, before you think of my son as a little lady lover, you should know that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Lee apparently was known for his kissing abilities back in his day. I’ve heard plenty of stories of him ducking behind buildings at church camps to kiss little girls. From what I can tell, his lips got around! So Sloan is apparently a natural born ladies man. When I told Lee he just kind of smiled and nodded. He was all, “That’s my boy!” and “At least he’s kissing the girls!” He was no help. So Sloan and I sat down later that day and talked about who he could kiss (me, his grandmothers and his sister) and who he could not (any other girl). We agreed that when he was a grown up man and found one special girl that he loved, then he could kiss her. Until then no one else. Riiight. Since he appears to be just like his father, I suspect he’s got plenty of kissing days ahead of him!

In other news, we pulled the trigger and put Sloan and Tia together. So far it’s going okay, but not great. I suspect it will take a little time although I hope not too long because I live for bedtime and bedtime has been taking two hours or more. So we’ll see. Landon had a horrible night last night! Seriously awful. He’s had a cold for about a month now. If this is what happens every time he gets a tooth, I’m not sure we’ll survive the next two years. He just could not sleep last night so today I’m operating on about 3 hours of sleep. Momma doesn’t do good with 3 hours of sleep. Praying for patience!!! Do any of you know if lactose intolerance can cause cold like symptoms? I’m just wondering if maybe we need to switch Landon to Soy based formula. If anyone has wisdom, I’m all ears! One good thing coming out of Sloan and Tia sleeping together is that we may end up getting both of them night time potty trained at the same time. We’ve been trying for a couple of months now to get Sloan trained at night. Now he and Tia think it’s funny to get up and go potty numerous times, which drives me mad – but they’ve both been waking up dry! We may end up with only 1 kid in diapers. That’s cool. Anyway, we’ll see what happens with this sleep thing. This is still not my ideal long term solution. I’m hoping we can get a little room set up for Landon by finishing in part of our garage, then move Tia back into her room. Until then we’ll deal the best we can!


  1. Melissa (aka Kitty) says

    i’m not ready for those conversations yet. yikes!!!!

  2. Stuart Fam says

    Can he not kiss his Aunt Becke’? I am in tears and shock.

  3. A Buns Life says

    We had to have several of those conversations with our oldest this year when he kept kissing his friends in Kindergarten! The mantra was you only kiss people in your family, not kids in school, even if you DO love them. We didn’t need him suspended for sexual harassment at the tender age of 5!i

  4. Stuarts says

    I will add you to the list. But don’t worry. He’s got plenty of kisses to go around – I’m sure he’ll save some extra special ones for you!

  5. Bethany says

    You really need to talk to Carrie about soy before you go switching. Of course, she is anti-formula in any form, so I’m not sure she’ll be able to recommend an alternative, but at least talk to her about it. She’s got info from Dr McC. 🙂

  6. Christy says

    that is too funny! he is the ladies man for sure! you keep your eye on him:)

  7. Anonymous says

    Yes, milk alleries will cause colds, and because of the mucus that collects, ear infections often follow. We put Zach on Soy milk, but they now say that is not a good source of calcium. It was not formula, though. He didn’t have problems until he was almost 2 years old, and it did help. Goat’s milk is suppose to be a good altertative. I’m so sorry Landon is not sleeping well, and obviously not feeling well. I’ll pray for you to have wisdom. You’re so good to search for answers, and I’m so proud of you. Hang in there! Tell Lee he’s reaping!!!