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Aaack, I am so behind on everything. This is a little of last week and a little of our long weekend, always a treat. The tail end of last week was beautiful, mid-forties and sunny. Little Smith did (and still does) have a cold, but it was just too nice not to spend as much time as we could outdoors. We visited our favorite farm and did naps during a couple of long strolls. Luckily our stroller is a beast, because we were off-roading in snow drifts (and in-the-middle-of-the-roading) most of the time.
The week-end brought more snow, beautiful but too cold and wet for a boy with a cough and a runny nose. We spent a lot of time by the fire, and a lot of time dealing with insane melt-downs. Little Smith is suddenly full on terrible two's. I think his might be even more terrible than average... he's just so frustrated and bossy. Meal times, which have generally been a joy, have become a total nightmare. The second he sees the food he bursts into tears, screaming 'no', turning away from his plate, and demanding doughnuts (his name for muffins) or cake. I'm not giving in, but I have to say there is a part of me that just wants to give him a piece of cake and be done with it!
I'm hoping some of his poor attitude has to do with being sick, really hoping. It's an exhausting switch from my sweet boy to this unhappy dictator, James and I keep alternating between worry and just laughing at the drama. We're trying to remain calm, it will pass. Plus he still has plenty of very bright giggly moments mixed in there... the dark ones are just so much louder.
Tonight I'll be scrambling to meet a few deadlines. James and I are working side by side in front of the fire, so that's not too shabby. I'm feeling better, stronger, only the occasional passing bout of nausea instead of an all day fog. Now if only I could sleep! Hopefully I'll get some of that tonight too.