I usually have Alex home with me one Friday out of four while Beth is at daycare. I try to take him somewhere special and spend some time with him. I postponed his day from last week so that we could spend last Friday with Jenna and no little kids. His next day is pushed up a week because of Christmas, so I’ve got him again in two weeks. Good thing. Unfortunately for Alex, today turned into a bit of an appt day, but I did squeeze in a trip to McDonald’s.
We started the morning running to my hairdresser so I could get my bangs trimmed. Last minute thing scheduled today (because they have been driving me nuts all week).
Then Alex had a dentist appt, at which he did very well. It’s his second, so it was so old hat that he got lost in the Clifford cartoon that was playing and kept closing his mouth. They said everything looks good.
Then we came home and played some Mousetrap, which of course just consists of setting it up and then setting it off multiple times.
Then we went to McDonald’s for an hour. Alex had fun running around the indoor playland with another little boy while Mama had a leisurely lunch. The other little boy got an ice cream cone, at which point Alex wanted one too. Hey, at 49 cents, who am I to argue.? He sat and ate about half of it and then ran off again. I should mention that he ate a bunch of animal crackers before we left, so I didn’t even bother getting him anything to eat. I did get him a chocolate milk.
Then it was off to pick Beth up and head for the doctor’s office for the second time this week. H1N1 flu shot time. Alex was less than thrilled, but he didn’t fight me going in. I was envisioning having to carry them both all the way down the hall to the office. He cried this time, but got over it quick and went back to his toy. Beth cried less this time than on Tuesday. But then Alex didn’t want to leave the office and that was a bit of a crying session.
Then it was back to Barb’s to drop off Beth and Alex and I came home. We played with the Happy Meal toy he talked me into as we were leaving (there’s a cheeseburger waiting for him for dinner). He ate his Apple Dippers and then it was naptime. Mama has been resting after a hectic day.
And another one of his big words came up today: Beautiful. As in Mama’s new haircut is beautiful!