The boys went to Disneyland with their mom and their Aunt Nicholle today. I think it was a challenging day; Ollie is definitely testing his mom and I. He is very clearly trying to learn the boundaries of our respective houses, and so he pushes to the limit whenever he can, as evidenced by my last couple of posts.
One of the great things about the boys is their fearlessness about asking questions. Perhaps all kids this age have that same fearlessness. I hope they don’t lose it — though I wouldn’t mind them learning to save some questions for more appropriate times. One of their other great assets is the ability to ruminate on a subject over several days. Maybe that’s more like OCD, and they really just obsess over things. I think I wrote in a previous post about teaching them (against their mom’s wishes) how to say “I have OCD”. Anyway, tonight, Reid was asking more about the situation I blogged the other day: how to deal the other kids in his school, when they’re not fun to play with.
Tonight, he decided that some of his friends are “angry … sometimes” and that when they are, he can play with someone else. Yay! Hopefully this means he’s feeling a little more empowered to make decisions about this sort of stuff for himself.