Benjamin likes to loudly verbally affirm his righteousness in our household, especially in contrast to his brothers.
We got the boys those summertime learning workbooks. Matthew jumped in eagerly with working on the different pages. But he finds it frustrating to have to ask us or Steven what to do on each page. I happened to overhear him talking to himself and thought it was so cute!
Steven and Matthew used the exact tone of voice — the sugary sweet, talking-to-a-baby kind of tone — to talk to Benjamin. And they essentially said the same thing. So I guess it’s all about the timing.
Benjamin often talks in exclamation points.
Another vocabulary edition featuring all three boys.
One of Benjamin’s frequent phrases is “See! I told ya!!!!” He says it very triumphantly, even when it doesn’t make any sense in the context.
It used to be that on the mornings Steve didn’t go to the gym, we would both get up around 5:15 or 5:30, head out to the kitchen, make our respective cups of coffee, and sit down to read the Bible, journal, and pray.
That was before Benjamin entered into his non-stop chatty phase.
Being the shortest one in the family doesn’t always work out for Benjamin.
There are certain books that I could read over and over again to the boys. “Cock-A-Doodle Quack Quack,” “Bear Snores On,” “I’m Not Cute!” are just a few examples.
But books that have lame illustrations, use “easy reader” vocab, and don’t even rhyme on top of that?
Let’s say there are a few books that have very quietly slipped out the door.
I knew that Steve and Matthew were playing battleship, but I was stunned when they finished the game in record time and Matthew won. Then I found out why.