Well, 2013 is over.
Bye bye, 2013. You were a tricky one.
I've got some pretty big plans for 2014. I'm not going to bore you with them or turn them into a blog feature. Suffice it to say that having a healthy baby in April is my most significant goal for 2014, and the rest are pretty cool, too.
Over the weekend (not really a weekend, but isn't it weird when New Years is in the middle of the week?), Jack informed us of some things that are over in his world.
(Context: Jack's favorite color has been yellow for like a year. When he's serious about something, you'd better be, too. We've been in his Yellow Phase, wholeheartedly, for so long that apparently, I was taking it for granted.)
Jack: Yellow is OVER. I like white now.
Me: Really? White is your favorite color now?
Jack: Yes. Yellow is OVER.
I had barely had time to wonder how long the White Phase would last, or how on earth it would work, since white is not any mom's choice when an almost four year old is involved. Just as soon as it started, it ended.
We were at the car wash.
Jack LOATHES the drive through car wash. Despite this, I selfishly take him with me through said car wash pretty regularly. We talk about the water and the soap, we sing songs, we try all sorts of things to make it less scary. But when Jack and I are out running errands, I don't tend to forego something that I really need to do because he doesn't want to do it. I guess I'm a hard ass, I don't know.
Anyway, we went to the fancy car wash this time, which Jack loves. He loves it because he doesn't have to sit in the car and be scared. He likes it because they have free popcorn and benches where you can sit and watch the cars go through. To him, there is no comparison. Even I have to admit, the fancy car wash is pretty delightful.
So, there we were, having our snacks, when a very nice and fancy black Mercedes sedan comes cruising through the washing line.
Jack: THAT CAR IS MY FAVORITE COLOR!
Jack: (in a rushed voice) Yellow is over. White is over, too. My new favorite is BLACK AND THAT CAR IS BLACK AND THATS MY FAVORITE COLOR!!!
Me: Oh! OK. Cool. (I mean, what are you going to say?)
It's too early for him to be entering his Goth phase. Right?
Yes. Perrier (which he chose) and khakis do not a Goth phase make. OK.
Oh, also, he informed us that apples are OVER. He likes grapes now.
Hope you make up your mind about what's over for you and joyfully embrace something new.