1. You’re the best. Thank you so much to everyone who wore blue or sent happy vibes and big smiles our way on Thursday (Autism Awareness Day). Your kindness and support meant so much to me.
2. So many train tracks. We got Milo a train set for his birthday in January and he’s primarily just been interested in the trains up until now. For the last few weeks, we’ve built anywhere from 1-7 different train configurations. It reminds me of that Wallace and Grommet episode where Grommet is on the front of the train building the track as they ride. Milo wants it IMMEDIATELY done, and so I’m laying down pieces as fast as possible to get things finished. I do a decent enough job, but Michael is an expert. It’s not unusual to walk in and see a really intricate set-up or a fun shape, like, you know a gingerbread man at 6:15 in the morning. #boyzgotskillz
3. “I neffa foind you aghee-yun” (I’ll never find you again). Milo says this all the time, and it chips away at my soul and resolve over and over again. He says it if we leave him with a babysitter or I go upstairs to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer or move away from the table to open the refrigerator. All the time.
Baby-isms are just my very favorite thing. Sophie’s got my other favorite at the moment, calling the toaster “The Bagel Machine.”
4. Let’s Run. When Milo was sick and feeling puny a week ago, he did lots of snuggling and laying around. One night, I asked if he wanted to hold hands. He slowly slid his tiny warm hand into mine and squeezed it gently. He leaned in, looked me in the eye and softly whispered “let’s run” as though it were us against the world.
5. This is our 100th Five Fact Friday! We’ve had Friday posts for a few years now, but this is our 100th official Five Fact Friday. I wish I had balloons and confetti and cake to throw through your screen right now, but instead, please accept this virtual hug and double high five. I’m so glad you’re here. Thank you for making this a happy corner of the internet.
HAPPY WEEKEND DEAR READER!
Wishing you every good thing, and a very happy Easter weekend.
p.s. Besides being Easter weekend AND Michaels’ birthday weekend, it’s also our church’s twice-yearly conference. It’s spiritual-, faith-, and family-based TED-like talks. We love it and look forward to streaming it every year. Feel free to tune in!