Small Things 3-1-13
1. Had to post on today’s date. Just had to.
2. Maple syrupping is a blast. I’m so going to go nuts with this next year. More taps, a better system for the big boil. And probably a few more bits of gear that fall into the not-needed-but-nice category. We have ten trees that are each large enough to support three taps apiece. Sugarshack, here we come!
3. Hen’s been snuggly lately. As in, he’d be happy just cuddling on my lap or under the big old comforter that’s been on his twin bed since last week when I spent much of one night with him. (& OMG he loves this thing. It was his grandmother’s, it weighs almost as much as him, and it’s covered in purple satin.)
Best way to jolly him out of a bad mood these days? Ask if he wants me to tuck him into his big boy bed in the middle of the day. Which is, apparently, the best game ever. He tucks his critters in around him, lies still for maybe twenty seconds and then the squirm-fest resumes. And he’ll announce repeatedly that “Hen is sleeping. Fast asleep.” Uh huh. I can totally see that…
As for me, I’m just enjoying the snuggle-puppy side of him. He’ll go for a while without being super demonstrative, and the the pendulum swings the other way with a vengeance. Two is awfully darned sweet sometimes.
4. His dad took him to his favorite indoor gym today as a treat–for me! (Though by all accounts, Hen had a blast and was staggering with tired by the time they got home). I had the opportunity to do a handful of things that are tough to get to with a toddler in tow: vacuuming the stairs. Cleaning my desk. Buying a stepstool.
And it was even nicer for being an unexpected break in our routine. How did I get so lucky as to find this wonderful man who does such kind things just out of the blue? I’ll never know the answer to that, but I’m so grateful every single day.
5. Off to Brooklyn to catch up with family. It’s been a long time since Christmas! Also seeing a friend, and hoping to squeeze in some food-buying and a visit to IKEA. At the very least, we’ll eat well at every single meal! Yum, Brooklyn!