Hi there. I’ve been pretty quiet online most of this week. Between clinic days and having the first weekend home in months where both Doug and I were actually at home together (and not working or travelling), I couldn’t find a good reason to stay in front of the computer. Then when I did have the time, I felt like I had so many pictures and thoughts and ‘catching up’ to do that it seemed a bit overwhelming. But anyway, here I am – how’ve ya been???
The joys of warm weather: just moments ago while sitting outside on the back deck starting to write this post in 80 degree weather (spring? summer?? who knows), I felt something scurry along my neck. I swatted at it and thought I had dealt with whatever little fly tried to land on me and went back to typing. Next thing I know my boob is hanging out as I try to get a damn PINCHY BUG out of my BRA. It was in my BRA, people. And yes, I apparently need to attend my own version of tot school to know what the real name of a pinchy bug is. Thank goodness it didn’t truly attack the…area. I’m not sure there’s worse pain out there than when a nursing baby bites and then turns his head away to look at something across a room (ah, the memories)…but I have a feeling this could have been close.
Also, to my neighbors: Sorry for the unintentional flashing.
So. I was about to write a post about the joyously balmy weather we are experiencing today, but excuse my while I continue to jump and itch at every little sensation right now. From a distance I might look slightly crazy. But it was in my damn bra.
OK, the weather.
We decided to make it the First Day Out for the water table. I have a feeling it is going to see a lot of action this summer, my friends.
Before kids I thought water tables were weird. Buy a kiddie pool and let your kid swim, I thought. But now I LOVE them. A quick way to cool down while mama puts her feet up, plays a little Bob Marley, and enjoys an iced tea. No shrieking or swim diapers or needing to put on a bathing suit myself. And Henry digs it, so it means I do too. Now we have nothing against kiddie pools…we’ve got one ready and waiting in the basement. I just didn’t want to go overboard on our first warm day. I also didn’t want to kill the grass this early in the season.
Henry was very excited to see his bellybutton. He spooned a lot of water on it.
Now my kid loves a good hose. After filling up the water table for the second time, he insisted on a drink from the old spout. Which turned into a full body soaking in which he yelled, “AGAIN!! AGAIN!! A LOT!” I took a video that was absolutely hilarious and if I can manage to get it off my phone and on to my computer I will post it. And before you rag on my for letting my kid drink from the hose, read this (and also don’t tell me you never did it as a kid). He was SO happy, and I had to tear him away for naptime (“MORE MORE WATER AGAIN!!!!!”).
Spring, or summer – whatever is here, I am glad. It was a long winter.