I know I will forget all the little things about Jete and Jerzi's personalities as they grow and turn into little mini adults so I want to document some of them before I forget and they're off to college somewhere and I'll be wishin they were little again..
Jerzi is a funny little girl. She shows her crazy little personality to me, Had, and Jete. Then when she gets around other people, she won't talk at all, (or look at them for that matter), or show any kind of anything. I'm hoping she'll grow out of that soon. When other people ask her questions or talk to her, she just blinks at them. She's been doing this for a long time, like over a year. I have been pretty concerned about this, but what do ya do?
She would also throw these massively huge freak-out fits where she would scream, yell, kick, and cry. There was nothing I could say or do to calm her down. It had to be all on her own, and usually ended up with her running to her room, slamming the door, and freaking out in there for a good 30-90 minutes, and then coming out with a football jersey on, and a smile on her face. Even though she is still afraid to talk to people, I am so happy to say that I think she is finally over the huge freak outs!!! Don't get me wrong, she still cries, but not like 30-90 minute episodes where I can't calm her down. It's like having a new child! I think she's fun now, and funny. I can focus on the good things about her personality now, instead of always just trying to prevent a freak out. One thing that I love is her passion for football. My mom made her this stuffed football and blanket for Christmas. I love to come in at nights and check on her and see this. It makes me so happy to have a little football girl!
Jerzi is also one tough little stink. When she falls, hits something, gets hurt, or runs into corners of walls like she did to get this black eye, she hardly ever cries. We saw her run full speed into the wall, and heard the loud smack, and she just gets up, smiles at us, and acts like nothing happened. Total opposite of Jete. :)
She's always really good for me so I can do her hair. She has been since she was a baby. Lately she's starting to pick what kind of hairdo she wants. This is the "mohawk" she had been begging for for weeks.
She sings primary songs when she's just walking around the house (but don't worry, she won't sing one single word in primary to any song ever), and she does a funny little dance move when she eats, where she puts both hands up and then slouches and sits up straight over and over again. She's very independent and wants to do everything herself, which includes putting on at least 5 or 6 outfits a day. I used to tell her she couldn't wear lots of the stuff she puts on, cuz she looks like a rag muffin. Then she started telling me, "Mom, I like to look like a rag muffin." Awesome! She won't sleep in her covers because she always wants her bed to be made. Numerous times I have been woken up in the middle of the night by her yelling frantically that she needs me, only to come in and find out her bed got messed up as she was sleeping, and she needs help making it again. Yeah, sometimes I get a little ticked in the night!
Most of all, I love that she loves her brother. She wants to do everything that he does and can't stand it when she can't. Every morning, and after every nap, if she sees me before she sees him, she says, "where's Jeter?" in a grumpy voice, like "ugh, I'm so annoyed to see you, I only like him." When I drop him off at preschool, she always tells me, "This is NO FUN!!! Jeter makes everything fun." I'm dreading when he starts kindergarten in the fall and he's gone all day long. But hey maybe it'll force her to come out of her little shy shell.
Then there's Jete. He's such a good little boy. He seriously is always trying to do what he is supposed to. He is a pretty obedient kid, and never wants to get in trouble. He is a good big brother to Jerz. She's a little boss, and tells him what to do all the time. I usually get sick of it and tell her to stop before he does. Most times he just goes along with it. He takes her out to play with him and his friends, and for the most part watches out for her pretty good. He's started doing this weird thing lately where he likes to talk like a baby, and he's always hanging his tongue out of his mouth. It's weird. Hopefully he'll be over it by the time he gets to school. Ugh! Oh and he is constantly hitting his forehead on things and getting huge goose eggs. I used to give him neck exercises to do cuz he acts like he has no neck control. His head is always floppin around, slamming into things.
He is obsessed with his daddy, kind of like Jerz is obsessed with him. He wants to be everywhere that Had is, and do everything like him, and wear his clothes like him, and get the same kind of shoes as him. It's kinda cute. Things I've noticed about Jete lately....he's a lot like me in a lot of things. In preschool, he's a perfectionist. He is always the last person to finish any kind of craft project, cuz it has to be done perfectly. He makes sure his letters are the exact way he wants them. And he tries as hard as he can to not color outside of the lines. He has pretty much no imagination, just like me...and Had, yikes! If he's not playing some sort of sport, he doesn't know what to do with himself and wants to watch tv. Sports and competitions are really all he thinks about. He is pretty amazing at math. At least we think so. I don't really know what to compare him to, since we have no kids in school, and he's a little bit older than the kids in his preschool. But he does math in his head sometimes faster than I can.
One example of this: The other night I told him we were going somewhere in a few weeks as I tucked him in bed. He said, "Wait, how many days is a week again?"
I told him 7. And before I got out the door of his bedroom, he says, "Oh so we're going there in 21 days?" What little kid can do that in their head, before they are even in kindergarten? It's crazy I'm tellin ya. Sometimes after I put him to bed, I walk past his room and I can hear him counting and doing math problems. HAHA
He's usually afraid to try new things, and when we force him to, he loves it. He wants to play every sport, but we only let him do one per season. He chose to play soccer this spring and loves it. He gets pretty intense.
He shoots, he scores!
A little bull ridin, arm whippin action too!
Great box out Jete!