He is excited, mom on the other hand, is terrified. He is a bit more challenging at this point in his life than his sister was. I hate to compare, but it is the truth.
I took him to pick out his backpack, of course he picked Cars and Mater. Only because they didn't have one with trucks and tractors.
When I brought him home, he was upset because he wanted to take it straight to school. He screamed and cried from the car into the house, all the while wearing his beloved backpack.
Also at the store, he had picked out a folder. Transformers or to Chase "trans!" I am sure that it just looked cool to him, because he knows nothing about Transformers.
A few weeks ago we went looking for new shoes. Chase is HARD on shoes. We usually just get him some at Target or Old Navy and he wears them out in no time. So I thought that I would look for some a little more durable. But not too pricey.
Well Chase had some in mind. He kept telling me, "I want Tanner shoes." (He loves his cousin Tanner. And therefore refers to everything that is cool as Tanner... When we got him a new hat, it was called a Tanner hat not a baseball cap.)
So in our efforts of searching for "Tanner shoes" I had no idea what Chase was referring. We scoured the mall, looked at a billion pairs of shoes, had a lot of "No!!!" responses, and began to think that it was hopeless. I decided to try the Vans store.
We walked in, Chase marched up to the shoe rack. Stopped and looked for a few seconds. Reached out his cute little paws, grabbed a shoe, and said, "this one, Tanner shoes!!!"
They were $30 that is more than I would normally choose to spend on a 3 yr old boy who is hard on shoes. But, I let him try them on. And well, I shouldn't have. He took 3 running laps around the store and said "mom, wow these fast shoes!!!"
So, we took those shoes home, who can deny that kind of excitement?
On Tuesday Chase went to meet his teacher, Miss Karen. He was super excited to finally visit his school and show off his new backpack and shoes. He was so excited that he spoke to her the entire time in his very deep silly voice. (I am sure that those of you who know this voice, can just imagine how fun that morning was. It was hard for his teacher and I to hold in our giggles.)
|All decked out to go meet his teacher.|
|"Mom, look at my backpack!"|