So yesterday I started writing a post about what a wonderful young boy Van is turning out to be. Don't get me wrong... he is a wonderful kid! But today he reminded us that he is still just a 3 year old boy.
Van goes to an in-home day care with a stay at home mom and her 4 year old son. Van has been there for about 9 months. He always has fun there and the lady who keeps him, Stacey, loves having him too. She always talks about how he is always in a good mood and is a good boy. Well, today, Van decided to show his not so nice side.
I got a call from Collin around 12:30... Van threw toys at Stacey's son. Great. Have you ever tried to get the truth from a 3 year old? It is like pulling teeth. Van told Collin something about Sonny and no sir and hit Gaga (nickname for Stacey's son). From what we can gather, Van wanted the train (Sonny). There was a disagreement where Van told Gaga, "No Sir!" (Something I say to him when I am correcting him).. and from there it progressed to throwing the train at Gaga. Van was obviously embarrassed by what happened. When I asked him what happened today, he mumbled at me and then went to stand behind a corner out of my view. It was really pitiful, but I was relieved to know he understood that he was wrong. Van said that it was "not nice" and "no throwing."
When it comes to his sister, Van is the sweetest, gentlest child ever. I have seen more affection from him in the last 6 weeks than he has ever shown to me or Collin. Van kisses Lennon, shares with her, checks on her when she cries, and already tries to show her things. It is so cute!
I have a feeling that these two sides of Van will show more fiercely as he gets older. This should make for some interesting years down the road! And I cannot wait!