Today we went to the Plattsburgh Post office to get passports for both me and Colton. Because Colton's head in the photo taken at Rite-Aid last Saturday was too big, he had to have another one taken (thank goodness as the last one wasn't very becoming). He sat so well on the stool and listened to both me and the mailman who took the photo.
If anyone is wondering the cost for his passport (5-years US, Canada, Mexico and US territories) was $70 not including the photos. Note to self - just take the photos right at the post office next time, they allow a small smile.
When I picked him up from daycare tonight I got the typical, excited, "Hi Mommy!" He actually wasn't eating today when I grabbed him from the four-year-old room. We got home and as I was trying to make apple, rice pilaf (which turned out gross) he pulled a chair up to the sink and washed dishes - he actually does a very good job. He scrubs pretty hard and grasps the concept of rinsing before placing the the drying rack. His attention span is amazing. He focused on washing dishes for more than 30 minutes.
Then we went upstairs to "Play mommy" "Sit mommy" "Sit book Mommy." I asked him if he had to go potty and he said no, then I asked him if he wanted to wear his "underwears." He said, yes. Last night I showed him the Cookie Monster underwear and he wanted to put them on, but I told him that he couldn't wear them until he used the potty and didn't wear a diaper. Since he was such a good boy about the potty yesterday I brought a pair of Cookie Monster undies out, took off his diaper and let him wear them. I told him that if he wanted to keep them on he had to let me know if he had to go potty.
He's still trying to figure it all out so he ran to the potty and sat down (underwear still on). I explained that he needed to take them off before he sat down. So he practiced and made his silly "potty face" but he didn't have to go. He wore the underwear for nearly three hours before I put him in his night-time diaper.
We read a couple of books, then a friend called for help with Hootsuite. While I was on the phone Colton requested that I lie down "Ny Ny Mommy" and he pretended to go to sleep on the other end of the couch, head resting on a pillow, complete with fake snoring. He got himself so worked up about pretending to sleep he then played "Ready, Set, GOOOOOO" (jump).
Then he rode around on his stick horse Robby. Not only can he walk, trot (click) and canter, he can whoa and back Robby too.