Thursday afternoon was Graham’s final lesson for his Salamander level Red Cross swimming lesson. He passed! There’s a big list of things that he needs to do to pass, and as much as I want to document these things, I have no desire to type them out. Besides, we have the nice booklet that lists all of his feats. The booklet will be fired into the big box of “Important Things” that will be filed and organized when the kids have grown up and left home.
Basically, he can float and swim on both his front and back. That and a bunch of other little tricks, like diving.
Here’s a picture of him holding his “report card”:
While we’re discussing Graham, I’ll tell you about his take on the Christmas story.
That same night, Graham started singing â€œAway in a Mangerâ€. This was fascinating to us for a couple of reasons.
1) He usually lip syncs along to songs. Iâ€™m not kidding. Heâ€™s just like Daddy when we sing at Church.
2) He didnâ€™t learn the song from me, as whenever I break into song, they yell at me to STOP!! I choose to believe that itâ€™s because my angelic voice overwhelms them with emotion that they cannot bear. Riiiight.
Anyway, he was actually singing the song out loud (which he learned at Playschool) and then pointed to the nativity scene we have. He proceeded to give me his spin on what Mrs. B. had been teaching them about the Christmas story.
â€œItâ€™s Baby Jesusâ€™ birthday on Christmas, right?â€
â€œThatâ€™s right, sweetie.â€
â€œThere wasnâ€™t a crib for him, so he had to sleep in the manger.â€ He folds his hands under his head and tilts it like heâ€™s sleeping. (SO CUTE)
â€œBut the animals ate the hay, so there wasnâ€™t any hay in the manger.â€
â€œOh. I didnâ€™t know that part of the story.â€
â€œYeahâ€¦and you know what his daddyâ€™s going to do? Heâ€™s going CAMPING!â€
â€œReally?â€ I guess spending the night in a stable would be considered camping.
â€œYeah. And Baby Jesus is going to get bigger, right? And then heâ€™s going to have WINGS! Just like the people on our tree.â€
â€œUmâ€¦those are angels. Angels have wings.â€
â€œYeah. I want to get some wings too. We need to buy some. We need to go to Wal-Mart and buy some wings.â€
Because you can get everything you need at Wal-Mart, including angel wings. Just so you know.