The Day After


He’s almost five, so it was time for his immunizations yesterday. Oh. man, taking a child who is fully aware of what is happening is a whole new ball game. How much to explain, how soon, how much time do I give him to prepare, but not fret and stress about it? I went with honesty, as I always try to do. So when he asked if a needle was involved, I said yes. He’s a brave, brave boy, but as he sat in my lap crying from the pain, it ripped through my heart and I wanted to take away the pain.

The tears were gone in no time, but he’s feeling some effects today. All cuddled up there, it’s easy to remember how small he still is.



Outside Skaters


My parents gifted the boys lessons this year for Christmas – skating and skiing. They’re Canadian boys so we definitely want them to get outside as often as we can in the wintertime.

Today we went skating outside for the first time. We live half a block from our community league rink so I’m hopeful the boys will come grab their skates in the afternoon when they are older and go hit the ice.

Grandma and Grandpa came along. What a great afternoon out in the air.

Max falls down over and over and over again, and he always gets back up. His two year old body is exhausted when we’re finished!