in everything, there is a project to be found when you are a 4 year old boy.
this past monday, a brilliant idea erupted in my brain. it was naptime. foster had shown such kindness and sweet behaviour all morning. he was mr. happy and cheerful. i put both boys down for a nap, and foster said, "ok, mommy. i'll see you in a little while. i'll go take my nap now."
i knew it was the perfect day for a special reward.
with rowan sleeping soundly (and my mom downstairs to listen for him :) i snuck into foster's room. he popped up with a smile when he saw me.
"get up buddy! i'm taking you on a special adventure today!!"
"really? no nap???" he beamed..."what is it???"
"it's a surprise filled with your favorite things!!"
we hopped in the car and made a quick stop at the grocery store...he's been wanting pistachios, so we headed for the bulk aisle and let him scoop a big bag, just for him. $1.97
we found this:
and swiftly headed home. he was filled with questions. filled with adventure. filled with delight at such a spontaneous event...just foster and mommy.
we got home and headed for the basement. tools were in order. and we hit the mother load in my dad's basement. seriously. anything you can imagine is kept in it's thresholds.
we went for flashlights, screwdrivers and hammers.
i let him take the lead. we went with any idea he had to get it open.
in the end, screwdrivers just weren't cutting it.
"can i use a hammer???" he said with awe.
"go for it buddy!"
that was all it took.
we examined every little part.
and my little boys heart was overjoyed
i'm so looking forward to our next surprise adventure.
although, i'm going to be hard pressed to beat this one!