Ever since James has been able to talk and understand things that go on around him, I've lovingly called him "hall monitor." You know, like Screech on Saved by the Bell? He was so obnoxious when he was in charge! Anyway, James has hawk eyes and ears for things that are done and said "wrong" and he loves to correct any and every one when they say something that's not right, get things confused, don't do things the way he thinks they should be done, etc. The older he gets, the more we are trying our best to teach him that he doesn't always have to correct others and he especially shouldn't correct adults. I'm not sure how much good we are doing since some days it feels like it all goes in one ear and out the other when he wont let his sister pretend something because it's not how he thinks it should be pretended. But I do know we are trying to lead him down the right path!! We would like for him to have friends when he starts school. Ha!!
Lately, my brain has been kinda mushy and I say things backwards. Like, go wash your hands in the toilet or go get your pillow and get in the chair and go to sleep. Rest assured the hall monitor is there to let me know what I've said wrong and what I should of said!
We were at Wal-Mart yesterday morning picking up a few things and after I paid the woman at the register, we walked out. I got halfway through the doors and James starts yelling "Mama!!! You forgot your bags we bought." Now, I know good and well I would of made it all the way to the car before I realized I'd left my stuff had the hall monitor not been with me to point out my mistake. So, I reckon I'll keep him around for times like that!