Saturday, April 7, 2012

A glimpse into parenthood

We’re right in the middle of kitchen renos.

The addition of new cabinets, has lead to the procurement of a slab of granite with will be installed at the end of this week. YAY!

This means that the old counter and back splash had to come down.

This also means we had to enlist the help of my cousin Scott. He’s got the tools. And skills.

This also meant that Auntie got to watch this little guy whilst the boys worked.

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I’ll never pass on an opportunity to hang out with him, and I think I might have been the first time we got to hang out just Auntie and Connor.

No big deal right?

Our evening started out with a walk to the park. I thought I’d bring Jersey and kill 2 birds with one stone.

Upon our arrival, Connor’s little eyes lit up when he saw the play ground. He was thrilled. I decided to tie Jersey to a bench, so I could play with Connor on the jungle gym and push him on the swings.

Well, we lasted about 10 mins before Jersey started having a meltdown. She was NOT impressed that she was tied up. She was causing a bit of scene, so I decided we’d go play in the soccer field with Jersey in tow.

Have you ever tried to get a 2 year old off a play ground? Yah.. it’s not easy. I had to trick him and pretend it was a race. One point Auntie.

Connor is a pretty easy going kid and just loves to be outside. We rolled down hills, we had races, and then he’d just run around. Fun was had by all.

When it came time to leave, he was not impressed. Whining ensued. I solved the problem by telling him Jersey had to go home to bed. Much to my surprise, it worked. Yessssss!

We arrived home to a messy, dusty house. It was supper time. The kitchen was in chaos. Making something wasn’t an option.

Where did we go?

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The McNugget in his hand should be an indication.

I think I surprised everyone, including myself, when I offered to take him there.

Kids love McNuggets, right?

I couldn’t find a booster seat, so he kinda ate wherever he wanted.

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He ended up spilling his chocolate milk, and Super Auntie forgot to get napkins. I kinda panicked a little, because I didn’t want to leave him alone and he was a little teary because I think he was embarrassed he spilled his milk. So again, I pulled out the “Let’s run really fast and get some napkins” and that seemed to work.

All in all, it was pretty fantastic evening. But I gotta say, it was a real eye opener. Hats off to all you parents. I was spent after just a couple of hours.

Big hats off to Scott and April for being such fantastic parents to this little guy. He’s surrounded by people who love him all the time, and as a result, he’s a fantastic little guy who makes my grinch-like heart swell with love.

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