Tellah finally has his chance to kill Golbez with The Ultimate Black Magic, Meteo, despite Cecil and Yang’s warnings that if he casts it, he’ll die. To Tellah’s credit, he does try to defeat Golbez with a barrage of his most powerful spells first.
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I am in the habit of labeling things for K. When I say label I mean, “Oh, no K, you can’t sit up in the front seat of the car because that’s for adults! When you are an adult, you can sit in the front seat!” or something like, “I know you want to go on California Screamin’, but you aren’t tall enough yet! When you are older and taller, I promise, you can go on it!” It’s tough to fully explain why as well as for him to know that there are a lot of things he will be able to do when he is an adult.
Sadly, my simplified categorization came back to bite me in the butt when he pulled out Lethal Weapon 1, 2, and 3 from our DVD case. You see, I found this lil gem at Target—all 3 movies on one DVD—pretty perfect, if you ask me. He wondered if we could watch it and I said, “No, Baby, that movie is for adults!” Simple enough answer, right? I thought the conversation was over and we had moved on to something really earth shattering like, why the WiFi was so slow… but alas, I was wrong.
The next day at church, K was having a conversation with one of the ladies at church. She asked him how his weekend was. He shared with her that he got to go swimming, swing on the swings at Nana and Grandpa’s house, play golf, and watch movies… but it didn’t end there. He quickly added, “I couldn’t watch Mama’s adult movies! She says those kinds of movies are only for adults!” Now, think about how that sounds coming from a 5 year old. The way he said it, it sounded like it was porn central up in our house. He made it sound like triple X movies are running rampant and he has access to them! I was quick to retort with something to the effect of “No, Sweetie! That isn’t what I said. Well, yes it was what I said, but that’s not what I meant” and swiftly, turned to her to clarify that it wasn’t an “adult” movie, but was an action movie with lots of explosives and violence… she smirked and was probably thinking, “Yeah right!” but what was I supposed to do?!
You guessed it—blog about it and share this little glimpse into my life with all of you!
Scenario: Sitting on the couch getting our shoes on.
K: Mama, does that woman have a baby in her belly? (pointing to the TV). Me: I think she might, but the show didn’t say that she did. K: (confused look). Me: You know what, Love, here’s another girl rule that I want you to remember. K: (rolls eyes). Me: NEVER ask a girl if she is pregnant. If she tells you she has a baby in her belly then you can ask questions, but we never just ask a girl if she’s pregnant. And while we’re at it, why don’t you repeat back to me the other two rules you already know about girls. K: Never ask how old they are. And never ask how much they weigh. Me: Right. And now, what’s the new rule. K: Don’t ask them if they have a baby in their belly because then basically you’re calling them fat. Me: Um… yeah… that’s right, but… K: I get it Mom, let it go.
It’s kindergarten interview season up in our house. I visited about 10 schools—some out of curiosity and some out of necessity. I have found a school for him. But on the way to a new school (one he isn’t going to) for assessment, K marveled at the garden. I admit the foliage was amazing. The grounds were vey well kept. The flowers were gorgeous. It was clear that some of the tuition money goes back into the ground, so to speak! And that’s ok—it’s gorgeous to look at!
Here is how the conversation went:
K: Mama, look at how pretty this garden is. I love the flowers. I love the bushes. There are no dead leaves or any-sing.
Me: They are very pretty. It smells nice too, huh?
K: Oh yes!!! But you know what? I know why it’s so pretty.
K: Because this is kinder-garden.
*In my head—yes, Baby, that is exactly why!!! Love this kid!
Day 18: Friends. We are so very #blessed. Our life is full of friends we consider family. Our life is truly a village and we love it. #friends #fun #family #thankful #grateful #mamastuff #adoptionawareness #internationaladoption #proudmama #ethiopian #konjo #gobez #tigray
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