My husband is home! He (THANK GOD) played on the winning team. After nearly six weeks of trial preparation and the trial itself, he's home (THANK GOD). Now we have approximately 4-5 months until the next one (HEAVEN HELP US).
Less than 48 hours later, we were back in the car travelling to an out-of-town wedding. We turned B's seat forward to hopefully prevent the last hour crazies. It worked (THANK GOD). The kid was so entertaining. He loved being a part of our pack, singing songs, telling stories and playing games. He was balancing a book on his head, fighting the nap. "Ready, set, go" Giggles. "I funny."
Even when he woke, two hours shy of his regular nap, he was content and giggly. Why in heaven's name hadn't we tried this ages ago? I'm ready to throw caution to the wind and start breaking all the American Academy of Pediatrics rules. I'm starting to think the experts aren't parents.
Fall arrived just in time to cancel the outdoor festivites, but the wedding was beautiful regardless. Bennett was such a treat. Again, with the singing and the dancing and the game playing. Despite an outburst during the ceremony "All done," he was the perfect guest. Oh, and the spilled snacks, and the stealing of decorations, and the leaving early. I'd still bring him as my date anytime!