Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Parking cars and dressing Mommy

Little Elvis adores cars. I've written about this love before. He likes to run around and touch real cars, pretend to have conversations with Mommy's and Daddy's cars, and park his toy cars. We spend lots of time every day parking cars.

These are pictures from a typical day of parking cars:

He starts with one "parking lot" -- in this case it's the couch.
He meticulously places each car in its special spot. Once they are all parked on the sofa...
... he moves them to another "parking lot." The pool table makes a great parking lot, because of the raised sides. He moves just about every car and parking sign to the new parking location.
When the pool table is full, he moves them to the third "parking lot." This rug will actually become a parking lot at some point. It's gray, and I plan to paint bright yellow stripes on it. I'm just a little nervous about messing up the lines. His cars are all different sizes, should I do a standard size or special sizes for different cars? Too much for me to think about...
For his final parking location of the day, he has me lay down on the floor so he can park his cars around my big belly. He crawls over my legs to place each car just so. I'm not super fond of this "parking lot," because getting up after laying on the ground is no fun. My parents have tried to be his parking lot, but he only wants me or Bob.

The shirt I'm wearing? Little Elvis' favorite. Every morning, he tells me to wear blue. I've got 3 blue shirts that fit, so I usually can fulfill this request. Yesterday, while I was taking a shower, he opened his drawer and pulled out two of his shirts for me to wear. One was blue, the other was green. I let him wear the blue one, and I wore one of my own.

There you have it, a typical day for us.


Blogger lisa said...

I let my little one pick out his clothes. It's really funny watching him stand there and go hummm as he is trying to decide. I love that Little E likes cars so much. I don't think our little man likes anything that much . . . except for maybe Dukes of Hazzard :)!

2:59 PM  
Blogger Lainey-Paney said...

very cute that he even cares what you wear!

And yes, Gage too will park cars all day every day pretty much! (you know....if we let him do it aaaaallllll day!) You are lucky though: you get to be a parking lot! Not me.Your kiddo is waaaay creative!

8:21 PM  
Blogger Biscuit said...

That is SO cute!

10:22 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

So cute. Does he play independantly with his cars? I'm still searching for something (anything!) to keep Isabella occupied and playing by herself for more than 3 minutes.

PS: You're almost there!

9:26 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

sounds like a fun day (:
and for the record--- even tho you're lying down (yikes in getting up no doubt!)... you really can't see how big you are. i think you look good.

hang in there!

5:00 PM  

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