I just want to report that Connor is a fantastic shopping companion. He was cheerful and when I'd go to pick something up he'd say "I can get that!" I did tease him that even Dan doesn't try to sneak things into the cart. Connor really wanted those Cocoa Roos. I didn't get him any, but I did let him go drool over the electronic equipment and Wii games. So, if you ever need a helper, Connor is a great one. He'd probably take Cocoa Roos in payment.
I should also mention Jake. Yesterday Derek left so early and got home so late that Jake never got to see him. (Derek did come home for a little while but Jake was off playing with a cousin). I let Jake stay up with me for quite a while until he decided on his own that he really had better go to bed. It's nice that he knows how to tell time and understands that he'll be too tired if he waits too long. Jake loves his Dad. He plays with him as much as he can and Derek makes him smile. He was sad not to see him, but he was happy again this morning when he got a little time with Dad before school.
Hooray for good boys and good dads!