Buddy is fascinated by the concept of money right now and wants to constantly earn allowance to buy things. He'd been saving up for a long time to buy a car carrier truck with a bunch of little matchbox cars and when we got to the store, he was a little bit short and I had counted wrong, so I purchased it for him. A few days later we were buying someone a birthday present at the toy store,, and his wishlist grew...a minion robot, a police costume with working handcuffs, a pair of sunglasses...and the list went on. Drew explained to him that it would take time to earn money for them and he can't have them right away but maybe he could talk to us about a way to save up for those things that he really wants.
To which Buddy responded, "but, but, but...Mama doesn't want to break my little heart."
Buddy, trying to find the word "coordinate" in his brain: "Then you can put these things in the drone to tell it where to go - I know the word but I can't say it...chlormanana...cordmanon...clormananana...clomaman?"
"NO! Something like camanan?"
"No! I know this word. It tells it where to go."
"Say the sentence again."
"You put the chlormananon - something like that in drone - so it knows where to go."
Yaya, to Kiki, who had been talking about an upsetting experience for a lot of the evening: "I appreciate that when you brought that up, you talked about it in a very constructive way that allowed everyone to help you out with it and really listen."
Newsletter sent via email to all members of the kids' club:
CHEEKY NEWS #2 ______________________________
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NEXT CHEEKY PRESIDENT!: Next cheeky president Buddy was interviewed today in spirit of his presidentship! As
of July 1st he will become president! Heres the scoop
on his interview!
What changes will you make?: 1.You can now use real money, not just cheeky money! 2.Cheeky snacks at 2pm! 3.We will trade stuff not just buy stuff! 4.More crime! 5. no more suspiciusness 6.we will beg grownups for ice cream 7. I will get everything for free (Buddy)
What will the events be?:1.holiday parties 2.kiki fests 3.yaya fests 4.cici fests 5.buddy fests
Will there be any new careers?(followed by most likely canidate) : Yes. 1. nurse, yaya 2.firefighter, yaya 3.doctor, cici 4.ladder cranker, kiki 5.knitter, kiki
What new games will there be?:1. truck flying 2.anything including trucks
What are the new laws?:1.No drinking until 30 o'clock
2. no wearing earings for a week 3.no music for a week 4.no sweets for a week 5.no laying down for a week
6. no eating salt at all 7.no eating anything but bagels and stuff you like 8. no doing anything except moving and sleeping for a week
What will the new political positions be?: president: buddy
When I sent a note that said I thought the letter was cute, this is the response from Kiki:
NO. THIS IS NOT CUTE!!!!!!! THIS IS THE POLITICAL AND OR RESPONDIBLE NEWS OF THE CHEEKY CHICKEN CLUB AND OTHER ASORTED PERSONELS!!!!!!!!!!!
Buddy is finally loving music, especially Joe McDermott, so we attended another of his fun summer concerts last week. Until the last few months. Buddy's brain has had a hard time processing music, so it's great to see him singing and dancing and loving it. At the end of the concert, he asked if we could buy a CD and then he listens to it on repeat in the car and asked if we could also copy it inside for him to listen to. :) Also, he's suddenly remembering a lot of songs we tried to sing to him over the years when he would shut us down and asking us to sing them for him and with him. It's pretty interesting that he remembers the lyrics and wants to sing them over and over even when they apparently bothered him so much at the time.