Five Fact Friday – Because I really love weekends.
1. Splish Splash. We went to our first splash pad of the season last weekend and followed it up with a few more visits during the week. It’s been SO warm outside, but the water hasn’t quite warmed up yet. It’s WAY too cold for me, but both kids have played and played until I make them come warm up with me.
2. Oh, captain! My captain! Sophie’s always got a plan, and Milo is a really good sport at going along with them most of the time. For instance, Sophie made them play “sink or float” the other day. They filled a bucket with water, then gathered random flotsam and made predictions about whether something would sink or float. And oh, captain! My captain! Milo was a really dutiful little gatherer sprinting back and forth with different things.
3. All one thing. I say this all the time, but he’s just always 100% of whatever emotion he’s feeling, whether that’s protective of Sophie, or happy, or m-a-d, or cuddly. When he was playing at the splash pad this week, he was just pure JOY. I love seeing him that way.
4. Taylor Swift and Lord (Lady?) of the Flyaways. Sophie has been cracking me up this week. First, she was singing something under her breath as she played with Legos. As I got closer, I could hear that it was Taylor Swift. The funny part? She was singing “shake your bum” instead of “shake it off.”
Secondly, she has SO many flyaways. She likes to call them “bangs,” but tells me that they don’t bother her and that she likes them. Why a face full of flyaway hair doesn’t bug her but SO many fabrics, food textures, and more can send her over the edge is beyond me. #sensoryissues
(I’ve shown her pictures of actual bangs, and she’s VEHEMENTLY refused getting them. I myself am scarred for life from a many-year span of heavily hairsprayed 90’s triangle bangs, so I don’t blame her.)
5. Song and dance. It’s really been one of those weeks where I’m talking to my mom on the phone and she asks “how are you feeling?” and I don’t know how to answer. One minute, I’m ready to lose it because I just had to cross a minefield of Legos to break up a wrestling fight taking place on a floor that’s strewn with the toys that I asked them to pick up five minutes ago. The next, they’re cracking me up by doing an impromptu song and dance routine at Barnes and Noble like the Abraham number from White Christmas, and I feel like my heart will burst because I love them so much.
I suppose next time my mom asks how I’m feeling, I should just answer “Parent. I feel like a parent.”
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