Mac has his first cold and fever.
The nights have been a little rocky (gah! Nightmare!!!) but we’re all still here to tell about it:
Swan Harbor Farm, Saturday. . .Following a night “sleeping” on Mac’s bedroom floor for me, the weatherman said the wind would be mild. The weatherman is once again sadly mistaken. . .
No new birds. No “good” birds. Missed church. Realized Mac was pretty sick when we got home.
For the first time ever, gave Mac meds. He clung to Daddy while I made Jello and home-made soup. By 9 PM he had made an astounding comeback and refused to sleep. . .until 1 AM. Daddy was a champ at 1 AM. (thank you!)
Back at it early Sunday. . .Visited the Rawlings Conservatory with the paternal Grandparents. Home for a snack and a nap.
As soon as Mac got awake, I wanted him to help me with a project: Painting some “eggs” for Easter cards:
We built an epic Lego structure:
And then, the magic moment I had been anticipating for months: I saw Mac take his little stuffed Mute Swan and pretend to “feed” it goldfish crackers!!!! THIS? This is what I’ve been waiting for! I’ve been waiting for Mac to show definite signs of “pretending” or “imagination” so I can go all crazy imagination on him ALL DAY LONG!
I wasted no time! As soon as I saw him feed the swan, I ripped a lid off an egg carton and swiftly made a “trough” for the other animals to feed from:
Mac was IN TO IT! I can’t tell you how excited I am! Now that I know he understands “pretend,” my sick and expansive imagination is going to go CRAZY BIG MAMA style!
“Big Mama” painted on the inside of a barn or shed door is an old “inside” family joke. If you want to learn the origins or learn how to make a similar barn for pennies, let me know, I’ll put up an explanation and a tutorial.
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Hope to see you back here bright and early!