We had a wonderful day today despite the fact that the little guy is sick. The weather was very nice and we didn’t have to get dressed in a whole bunch of layers to go outside. Because, of course, now that Charles knows how fun it can be outside, he wants to go all the time.
I got him dressed and the first thing he spotted when we crossed the street to the park in front of our house was a bird. He, of course, wanted to get up close and personal and try to touch it.
The bird mustn’t have felt that the little guy chasing it was a predator, because it stayed on the ground and just kept its distance on foot.
After a while, I grabbed my son and walked with him to the park. He had lots of fun climbing up the stairs, going down the slide, looking at me through the clear plastic bubble window and going on the swings.
When we got back inside, the little guy had some water and a snack and I had fun styling his hair (because it’s long enough now that I can actually do something with it!).
We also had a lovely lunch with my sister, brother and grand-parents.
As the day went by though, Charles became more and more whiny and his cold was clearly gaining some ground on him. So, we used a three-fold approach to help him feel less miserable.
- Lots of mommy cuddles (because, in his book, daddy cuddles just don’t seem to work when he has a cold…)
- Letting him eat what he wants (because he pretty much outright refuses to eat anything when he’s sick and my partner and I prefer he eats something to nothing)
- Swapping bath time with a shower with mommy (combining mommy cuddles, a back massage with the stream of water and clearing up his nose with the steam that the shower produces!)
Crossing my fingers for Little Dude to kick his cold in the butt during the night!
How was your Easter Sunday?