Monday, 25 January 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Sunday, 17 January 2010
Jack has been wearing his Omnitrix all day today. He wore it yesterday as well, and through the night. We almost had a tantrum when I insisted that we take it off for bath time.
Jack's love for the watch was recently rekindled by his new Monday
session at nursery. A boy at nursery named Alex has for the last two
weeks been wearing his omnitrix. Jack tells me all about it when he
Alex has an OMNITRIX! But it doesn't turn him into any aliens, it's
just a toy.
Shortly after arriving home Jack dug out his omnitrix, it's nothing
like Alex's. Jack's is only a fabric wristband with the Ben10 logo
stamped on it. It doesn't turn Jack into any aliens either he tells
me, but there is one that does turn you into aliens down at the shop,
Santa is apparently bringing him one of those next Christmas...
Jack never misses an opportunity to use his omnitrix, toy or not. If there's any situation in which Jack thinks he can be helpful he'll promptly name his choice of alien, dial it in, an slap it down shouting "It's hero time!" Usually Jack picks Fourarms, or Jetray. In which case he'll run around the room flexing his muscles or pretending to fly. Lately we've been getting bouts of Echo-Echo which results in a series of very loud, drawn out and high pitched shrieks. It's just as fun as it sounds. Thankfully the watch times out eventually and Jack is restored back to being a regular boy, that doesn't shriek.
Thursday, 14 January 2010
marking the end of this weekly tradition.
Saturday, 2 January 2010
The Christmas period has been a little strange for us. I've been off work for almost three weeks and Helen's been off for two. His Nanny has taken the time off as well so Jack's usual two days with her have been spent with us.
We've managed to stay pretty busy but on some days there's been a real lack of activities for us to do at home after the first week or so. Put it down to money, or travel conditions or whatever. Jack's had to come up with ways to entertain himself a little more than usual. The last few days we've really started to see the effects, everything is closed and it's very cold outside so aside from the occasional 30 minutes spent at the park we've been house bound. He's like a caged lion.
Yesterday Jack was a dog for a good couple hours. I played fetch with him for quite a while. He's been a doggy before, but never for this long.
This morning he told me that his snake was scared and needed a place to hide. He was scared of Mommies. Zombie mommies.
They have terrible claws and long tails and bad skin and and wipes all over their bodies...
I'm taking him out swimming this morning. He says that swimming is boring despite raving about it when his Nanny takes him on a Wednesday, besides he's just zipped upstairs and demanded that Helen get him dressed. So even if swimming his boring he's obviously still planning on going. I think he just wants out of the house.