I noticed that Eli was crying in his seat about 2 minutes after we left my sister's house. So I asked him what was wrong, well..."Mommy, I want to be in Fennsylvanja to keep our kitty." I told him that we had to give our kitty to another family so that he could be loved as we were moving to Texas. Eli: "I want to live here in Fennsylvanja with the kitty & be their kid." Oh dear. I explained that Squirt was well taken care of & that he was loved. Eli replied in tears, "Mommy, I want to pet something!" I told him that he was going to be able to enjoy the 2 kitty's at Aunt Allie's & that he would have fun with Butter at Nanny & Poppy's. He just kept crying the entire way in town. Oh my.
Then...not another word about it...until TODAY. On our way to Chambersburg he started to cry again. I knew what was wrong as he had been playing with the cats at the house this morning. Well, I asked him what was wrong & we went through a similar conversation as yesterday. The other thing he said today was..."We can switch" I asked him what he meant & he told me that he can go live with Squirt & stay there. I told him he wouldn't be with mommy & daddy then, well, he said, No, you can stay with me too. Then he asked me if he could be a kitty daddy. Oh my! My son is addicted to cats. The one thing he remembers about PA is the cat. He told me that he wants a kitty to play with all the day. I know I'm a mean mommy, but I said...No!
So...that is the most drama I've had in a conversation with my son. I am wondering if this is going to be a re-occurring conversation while we are here. Time will tell.
Along with adorable conversations, my son has been going through some interesting stuff lately. He has energy. Lots & Lots of energy. He has been trying my limits. I am trying to learn how to handle him without yelling, which has been a challenge for me lately. He is such a good kid & I know that. I can't imagine my life without him. However, man....he is pushing me!!! I am ready for this stage to end, and even while I make that statement, I know that this moment will soon be a memory & I will be missing my little man. So, I am trying to enjoy the moments and love him through the good & bad. Okay, not bad...through the good & the challenging. :-)
I will post some pictures of our visit so far. We have enjoyed family & Eli has loved the attention! Notice the smiles! :-)
Eli & Dee-Dee
Eli & Dexter
Eli & Aunt Allie
Eli took no time to become friends with the new member at church because of his bike!