Well! We had Jack­son (_starrgirl_ and rasilio’s tod­dler) here overnight. He’s been here plen­ty of times before, but this is the first sleep­over. He was up at 4:30! Well, he did have a full dia­per. And he was very angry about the dia­per change, but he went and laid him­self back down in his bed after­ward and slept for anoth­er cou­ple of hours. He’s hav­ing seri­ous aller­gy prob­lems so he’s a lit­tle fussier than usual—poor sweet­ie. He talks more and more every time we see him.

This morn­ing we’re lis­ten­ing to some Trout Fish­ing in Amer­i­ca. And dur­ing “Beans and Wee­nies” I learned that the White Man’s Shuf­fle is encod­ed in the genes rather than being learned. He has stopped fuss­ing about the TV being off, but we thought three hours was more than enough of that in one day. I had for­got­ten how very tempt­ing it is to use the TV as a babysit­ter. He’s had sev­er­al break­fasts and a bath this morn­ing and played with blocks and now he and G are rolling a ball in the liv­ing room (we’re still work­ing on the “no throw­ing things in the house” con­cept). But he was great about putting all the blocks back in their box­es all by him­self, with­out prompt­ing, even! Still, it isn’t a ter­ri­bly pro­duc­tive morn­ing. I’m remem­ber­ing why it was so much hard­er to keep things clean with a tod­dler around.

sam­bear is just as incred­i­ble with lit­tluns over longer peri­ods of time as he is for an hour or two. Makes me think wist­ful­ly about hav­ing anoth­er one togeth­er even more. But I’m old—I’ll be 36 in November.

We gamed with Bren­da again last night. That’s always fun. She isn’t real­ly a kid per­son but she was a great sport about Jack­son being here. I was real­ly sleepy because I for­got to take some of my med­i­cine, so it was a ses­sion that most­ly focused on her character—not a prob­lem and I always enjoy lis­ten­ing to her and sam­bear roleplay. 

G and R took turns help­ing to amuse Jack­son before he went to bed. Katie was sleep­ing over else­where and will be very unhap­py that she missed Jack­son. I’ll be hap­py to get my girl back, too.

Cur­rent Mood: 🙂hap­py
Cur­rent Music: Trout Fish­ing in Amer­i­ca — “My Hair Had a Par­ty Last Night”
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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