Yesterday I had my first day with Alex since I went back to work full-time. I picked him up from daycare at 11am and we headed for Chuck-E-Cheese. He’d been bugging to go. We spent a little over an hour there and ended up with just over 100 tickets. He came home with 4 prizes: A crazy straw, a spoon (which Chuck-E-Cheese on it, of course), a sheet of stickers and a small Tootsie pop.
Then we came home and he played on his computer for a little while. Next it was time to put up the stars. We plastered his ceiling with two packs of glow-in-the-dark stars. He was really excited. Last night he slept without the light on for the first time in several years.
Then I asked Alex what he wanted to do. Play trains. So into the basement we went and played trains until about a half-hour before we had to go get Beth from daycare.
When we picked up Beth, she had a graham cracker. Alex declared that he was “really hungry and wanted some Cars graham crackers”. So we went to Target in search of graham crackers. We came home with some graham crackers and some Cars fruit snacks. He ate two packages of fruit snacks and one package of bug-shaped graham crackers (they didn’t have the Cars ones). I guess he really was hungry.