Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Let me read you a story....

Our visit with "K" went well. We met her at her high school at around 2:30. She was so excited to see us. As soon as we got in the building I handed Samuel to her and she started showing Samuel off to everyone. I'm a little worried he may catch something from all the hands that touched him, but he can't live in a bubble either. Her mom brought us a little coat for him, but I don't think it will fit him anymore. Richard and I both noticed that "K" introduced him as, "my son," ....... "Hey, Marcus, this is my son." We let the comment slide, but it did bug us. I thought she'd want to spend more time with him, but after about 45 minutes and taking a few pictures, she said she had to leave.

After that we went to visit Grandma and Grandpa. They live in a gated community and we took him up to the community center to show Samuel off to their friends. They are such proud grandparents. He was very hungry and fussy, so we didn't stay long.

Then we went to Aunt Genie's where she made us Corn beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day. Then Samuel decided to show off a little.....

Samuel read us a story. He needed a little help holding the book, but for a 3 month old, his articulation is amazing!

He was reading from a book about St. Paul and had a little more trouble with the biblical names like Andronicus, Elisheba and Zebidiah, but overall he did very well.

I think the next course of study will be anatomy, physics or chemical engineering.

PS...We're on a roll....It's 6:40 a.m. and Samuel has been sleeping since 9:45 p.m. last night! WooHoo!


M/J Granata said...

Tracey... so happy to hear that you are getting some great, sleep-filled nights! The situation with "K" was rather interesting. Glad that you had a nice visit with her. Samuel is adorable in these pictures...!!! Have a great day!
Julie G

Annie said...

What will you do with all that time? Sleep maybe. Congrats. Hopefully this will become a pattern!

Lana said...

It sounds like you had a very eventful day Tracey. Way to go Samuel for sleeping so well lately!!!

Kathleen, Kat, Kate, or Katie...depending on when we knew each other said...

Just out of curiosity..what should K be calling Samuel? I always just assumed our child's birthmom would call her "my daughter", too. Not sure what else she would use?
Sounds like it was a nice visit, overall though!

thanksgivingmom said...

Hi! just came across your blog - beautiful boy!!! I'd have to agree with Kathleen re: calling him "son." I have a placed daughter, and I wouldn't know how else to refer to her! I do respect her Mom's role, and often refer to her as "our" daughter when we're together, but I can see around friends (especially in a high school setting) how she would just say "son." I'm assuming those friends know she's not parenting, so it's not like she was trying to pretend you guys didn't exist.

If it's something that continues to bother you, perhaps you could talk to her about how you'd like her to introduce him in the future.

Debbie B said...

I would have to agree with your last two comments. While Monica has never called Isabel her daughter she is still her daughter even though she isn't parenting. And it likely was just because she doesn't know what else to call him and wanted to make sure they knew who he he was. Her friends might not know his name.

But like one of them mentioned talk to her if she keeps doing it and it bothers you both. You don't want to let it go on and create an uncomfortable situation when you visit.

Was this your first visit. I remember our first visit with Monica. We had her for dinner and planned to watch a movie. Otherwise she likely would have left early. It will get better.
Sounds like she enjoyed the time she had though.

He looks so cute reading to you all.