David is playing with his Christmas gifts.
This year, so far, he received a Leap Frog drum which is pretty cool. It has several functions. One of them is when the top is tapped, the letters of the alphabet appear and the drum says the letters. In English or Spanish. David really likes it. Daddy brought him a Hess truck. David thinks it's more of an airplane because he throws the truck more than anything else. I also brought him a pair of beginner roller skates.
I'm going to teach David to skate.
I hear you all laughing!
I think skating will be something he enjoys. Skating involves movement and lots of it. David can't sit still, thus my rationale. The set came complete with elbow and knee pads. He already has a bike helmet, so we're good to go.
We had a family dinner last night and it was good to have family here with us. The dinner I made was mad tasty is I do say so myself.
Simple things like setting the dinner table just takes extra planning. For instance, I can't put the tablecloth on the table until David is secured in his high chair because he likes to get up on the table and roll himself in the table cloth. It's tag team dining at it's best.
Today we're going to the home of my husband's sister, Maria and her husband, Melvin. You remember them? M Squared.
My husband was saying the he almost didn't want to go because it's too cold to take David outside when he just can't handle all the people and not being in his own house. I said we'll just show up a bit late, put David in his high chair immediately if not sooner and bring some toys that he can play with. It may be fine, it may not.
It is Christmas and my father-in-law's birthday (Happy Birthday, Pops!) David should be included in this day, even if he chooses not to participate.
Days like this are hard because we don't know what we're going to get. David may be all about cooperation or he may be all about melting down and screaming because he can't handle the people (his family) in a place where he doesn't reign (his own home)
In the words of Forest Gump, "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get"
Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night.
PS- David LOVED the roller skates. He did really well for his first time. My back is sore and so are David's legs, but I see lots of roller skating in our future!