You’re looking fabulous!
I hope you had a wonderful New Year’s. We certainly did. It was downright peaceful, even though the dumpling was home with us for a four-day weekend. I honestly can’t even complain about yesterday because we had the best day, just relaxing on the couch. We watched Daniel and the Dinosaur Train* and read books and played with trains. Great day!
For our NYE celebration, we went to our neighbor’s house for games and food. Had an impromptu black-out party when a transformer blew around 6pm. Thankfully, power was restored pretty quickly. We also discovered that the dumpling LOVES those popper things. You know, those little “firework” things that you throw at the ground? Our friends had some for the kids and I didn’t think too much of it. The dumpling, however, thought they were hilarious and just laughed and laughed – big, deep, belly laughs. It was precious.
Speaking of the little dude, holy cats is he ever talking now! Just last night, he told me (and I literally quote) “no PJ’s mama, I playing in the water.” This morning, he helped me make breakfast and told Luffy that he was “making eggs.” It’s so precious right now, because he’ll be doing something or spot something and he has to show Luffy, so he’ll be like “dada! a turtle!” It’s too cute, I tell you. TOO CUTE. And just yesterday, he told Luffy “I don’t know” when Luffy asked him to identify a tractor. I was floored, as was Luffy. We were amazed that the dumpling has the capacity to respond with “I don’t know.”
Honestly, that’s about all I’ve got because we had a pretty low-key four-day weekend. I baked some cookies. We took walks. We snuggled** with the dumpling. We had a really cozy New Year’s.
*This is the dumpling’s latest craze. Considering it has both dinosaurs AND choo choo trains, it’s pretty much the pinnacle of preschooler programming in his esteemed opinion. I’m just hoping that I’ll stop singing the theme song by the end of the year.
**WAIT. I do have to elaborate here. Do you remember all of those times I said that the dumpling is not a cuddler? Well I think he’s finally coming around to it as his current favorite activity is sitting in either mine or Luffy’s lap while he watches TV or reads. When he’s on your lap, he just completely relaxes and positively melts into you; it’s the sweetest thing. He’s probably watching way too much TV right now, but I’m enjoying the snuggling too much to care.