I am having a very good time with Lex’s health class homework.
He came home the first week of school and told me he’d have to take care of a robot baby for a 12hr period. He was *very* uncomfortable with the idea. There was also a vague option of an “alternative assignment” for those who couldn’t do the baby thing, and he seriously considered it, but since he didn’t even know what that alternative assignment was, he ended up talking himself into the baby. He talks about it a lot and I know he’s trying to work himself up for the task. He decided he wanted to have the baby on a weekend, and have it activated on a Sunday… but when?
At high school open house last night the health teacher reminded him that he only had two weeks left, which means just two weekends. We talked him in to taking baby this weekend. The teacher set it to activate on Sunday from 10:00am-10:00pm, times he chose so he can wake up and prepare himself before baby activates.
I got home from school today and he said, “Sooo…. I brought home a baby today.” LOL! Other kids have named their babies, but Lex is 100% resistant to that. :) He cracks me up. He also keeps talking about all the baby noises it will make, and he calls them “ambient noises.” LOL! I’m having so much fun with this. I said, “You mean coos and baby gurgles?” He said, “I think of it more like Minecraft ambient noise.”
When Eve got home she was equally weirded out by the baby. Much to my surprise though, she seems to be warming up to it. We watched a show this evening and she cuddled the baby the whole time.
I can’t stop laughing about this whole situation and Lex’s extreme discomfort. He’ll do fine, but he’s just so worried about it. Last night he says, “Oh, no, I just realized I’ll have to shower during that time…. what should I do with the baby?” LOL! I told him he could probably ask someone else in the house to look after it while he showered. :)
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to take any pictures of him with the baby because I don’t want to stress him out too much…. just enough to make myself laugh!
Happy weekend all!