Sunday, June 12, 2016

Let's Talk About Jack

Y'all. I'm in for it with this kid.

He's barely 7 months old. He's active. He's busy. Even when buckled into something, I often find him almost wriggled free.

Just yesterday he started scooting on his belly. He scoots right over to whatever dangerous thing he wants to put in his mouth. This afternoon I walked past him playing with toys on the living room floor. I walked past him, went to my master bedroom, plugged my phone in, and when I walked back into the living room he was over by the fireplace with both hands on the hearth, about to hit his chin.


He loves his sister. He cracks up at her. He loves the dog, who could care less about him. He smiles the instant he sees his daddy.

He eats fruits and vegetables like a champ. He tries to eat Ellie's food if it's within his reach. He's had a bad cough for 85% of his life. It's infuriating.

He doesn't like having his diaper changed. He loves the bath. He recently has decided that he likes the pool.

He "talks" to Ellie in the car. He also "talks" when he's fighting sleep.

He goes to sleep just fine - but he doesn't nap for nearly as long as Ellie used to nap. Ellie used to nap for 3 hours. It was glorious. Jack seems to have an internal clock that ends his nap time after about an hour.

He doesn't really like to be put down. If he's going to placed onto the floor for some play time, he'd very much like for you to be on the floor with him, please and thank you.

He also has followed in his sister's footsteps in that he hates hates hates stoplights. Any time the car comes to a stop it's pretty much out of line, in his opinion.

This last week I was determined to really take advantage of all Summer had to offer. I decided to not let my little girl sit at home and watch TV all week. We were gonna hit the road, go on playdates, swim at pools, go on adventures, be outside and go to some of the free attractions around town.


After toting around a feisty girl, a teething baby who has lots of needs, sweating, fighting the rain, fighting nap time schedules, fighting feeding schedules, spit up, loading and unloading a stroller multiple times a day,  and holding a baby in a pool and then having your daughter declare that she needs to go potty right now and it's an emergency and you have nowhere to put the baby... I've just decided that this week we will stay home and watch TV. That was entirely too much effort.

Cause really there's nothing more fun than being in a swim suit, sopping wet, holding a slippery wet baby who's angry, and trying to help a child also in a wet swim suit wipe herself while trying not to drop the wet baby.

Happy Summer, everyone!

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