Last week my grandparents had Buddy and Girlie over for their first sleepover at their house. This gave Pal and I a special chance to spend some time together the following day. While I appreciate having time alone, being able to focus my attention on one child every now and then is fun and important for our relationship.
9:15am Pal and I woke up after an evening grocery shopping with Papa. We breakfasted on leftover pumpkin pancakes, graham crackers with peanut butter, and soymilk.
10:00am I made a few phone calls while Pal sat on my lap and played with toys. We got dressed and I had my morning coffee. Pal brushed his teeth for about 10 minutes.
10:55am Outside together we fed and watched the chickens, collected eggs, and filled the generator with gas. Pal hitched a ride on the sled I used to drag a tank of kerosene up to the porch, and watched me take pictures of the sun lighting up the snow.
11:35am Back inside Pal helped me fill the heater with kerosene and then we cuddled and read “The Little Plane” and Sesame’s “Eyes and Nose, Fingers and Toes” which led to tickling and peek-a-boo.
11:55am Pal ate a banana and colored while I took notes for this post and called Papa to plan our evening. Hand tracing with Pal, picking up a few things, and fixing the binding on my home management binder with duct tape interspersed.
12:20pm Lunch of turkey, cheese, and mayo sandwiches, sunflower seeds, and yogurt.
12:40pm Pal to bed. I began journaling about our lovely morning and how much I look forward to the end of Girlie’s difficult transition between toddlerhood and being a preschooler. I remember Buddy going through the same process and then think about how I still have two more kids to get through age 3, but how blessed I am to only have to do that one child at a time.
1:00pm Back to earth, Mama. Change poopy diaper and put Pal back to bed. Snag a couple pieces of the kids’ gum and write a couple blog posts.
3:00pm Blogging done for now. Pal still not awake. Ate a snack and did a word find page, then closed my eyes for a few minutes planned to close my eyes for a few minutes.
3:15pm Pal is up. We cuddled and looked at pictures.
3:35pm One more phone call on the to-do list and finished straightening up while Pal played on his own.
4:05pm Signed a birthday card I made the other day and had a tickle war with Pal while we waited for Papa to return home from work. Then off to my grandparents for pot roast and picking up Buddy and Girlie.