Friday, September 5, 2008

Socks and Shoes

This picture really has nothing to do with the post, but it was too cute not to post. He just found this hat the other day and brought it to me to put on. He wore it for about 30 minutes while he walked all over the house.

Setting the scene: Ethan's shoes are stored in a cardboard box in the laundry room. Earlier in the day Ethan brought me one of his dress shoes and I tossed it into the kitchen.

This afternoon:

Ethan appears with an Elmo tennis shoe in his hand. I inform him that he can not wear this shoe unless he has socks on. "If you can find your sandals I'll put them on you, but to wear your shoes you need to have socks."

Ethan reappears with a pair of socks. Where did he get these socks I wonder? Maybe there was an extra pair in the cardboard box, I honestly don't know. I put the socks on this feet. Ethan disappears back into the laundry room and comes out with a dress shoe. "We aren't going to wear those today, find your Elmo shoes." He proceeds to walk through the kitchen and place the first dress shoe next to the other misplaced dress shoe from earlier in the day.

Ethan retreats back into the laundry room. He is momentarily distracted when he hears the sounds of wood working coming from the garage. Squatting down to open the cat door Ethan says, "Dada?" to which he hears Philip say, "Ethan?". Satisfied that he has identified the source of the racket he returns to his original mission. He brings me one Elmo shoe and then the other. Here he is with both his shoes and socks on:

Other cute incident: At Panera today I took pieces of turkey from my sandwich and placed them on a napkin in front of Ethan. He diligently worked on his grilled cheese sandwich and periodically ate pieces of turkey. After we were done with lunch we asked Ethan if he was done. He made the sign for "done" and then promptly picked up all spare pieces of turkey and sandwich that he had not eaten and placed them back on the napkin. He is becoming more and more like his daddy everyday!


Quad Squad! said...

What cute stories! They made me smile!

Anonymous said...

Love the shoe story. The picture with the hat reminds me of a picture I have of Bridgette wearing her godfather's cowboy hat AND his boots. At the time, I think her legs were as long as the boots were tall.

Love, Mimi

PS - In the picture, I think she is wearing a "Dukes of Hazard" T-shirt. She really LOVED that show!!