I love the mornings, still
crabby but teetering on the edge of crabby and can fall over with the gentlest nudge from his sister. His sister who is very crabby because she is not getting any sort of normal nap in anymore. I almost thought about having him take the bus home so she could go down for her nap at 2. I just hate to put him on a bus for 40 minutes after a 7 hour day.
We like to play a board game after school but that was even a problem this week with all the battling. Yesterday they were both in their rooms within 20 minutes of us getting home. I am looking for suggestions here, if you have any. I'm thinking these things:
1. have him take the bus (but don't really want to do this)
2. do some other activity that they both can do (little people, play doh, painting) after we have a snack together
3. give Ruby her quiet time then and play a game with James (but she wants to see him toooooooooooo) (as she would say)
4. send him to after school care, Ruby to day care and be done with it (I am so kidding, don't look at me like that!)
One thing that has been nice is that the last 3 mornings James & I have been up before Ruby. I've gone in his room or he has come in mine and I love it. Just a little time to look at him (I love his tiny hands that are going to grow into the perfect man hands) (I have a thing for nice hands...Patrick's are perfect) and hear about whatever he built before bed the night before. (He unwinds with a little Lego building after we tuck him in.)
I think I will try number 2 today. (why did the seemingly best option have to be "number 2"? he.) Any experience or suggestions would be really appreciated.
Happy Friday to you. xoxo
OH! And one funny Ruby thing as I have been sooooo bad at writing these down lately. She played over at Brennan's house for a while yesterday after dinner and this was when she got home:
S: Did you and Brennan have fun, honey?
S: What did you do?
R: We pretended we were dead.