In spite of everything, Jonah still believes in people.
Last night, just before going to sleep next to me in his (our) hospital bed, and just after his 8:00pm IV antibiotics infusion, he said, “Mama, today was a lovely day.”
He went on to explain how much wonderful play time he had with Daddy and . . . → Read More: lessons in gratitude from a 4-year-old
I’m just schlepping him around in it and arranging playdates.
Today, these things happened.
Miraculously, we did not fight or yell or threaten or beg him to put on his clothes this morning. He just did it. He chose that path, saying something like, “Isn’t this nice in the morning how we can all just . . . → Read More: it’s jonah’s world
I can only start this story with a reference to the ten plagues.
Dam, Svardeah… Hag Sameach = Blood, Frogs… Happy Birthday
There are no frogs in this story. However Shicheen (Boils) doesn’t rhyme with Sameach.
The alternate title (in my head) also references Passover: Dayenu! = It would have been enough for us.
If . . . → Read More: birthday celebration, the final chapter: dam, svardeah… hag sameach!
The future of tomorrow’s play date party is uncertain.
Jonah spiked a fever today. I took him to the pediatrician because he was also complaining about being dizzy.
But he’s fine.
I asked the doctor if we should cancel the party and I swear the man looked at me like I was COMPLETELY nuts.
“Give . . . → Read More: birthday celebration, phase 4: on shaky ground
The last day of our trip. How to spend it?
In the morning, Jonah realized his dream, hatched the night before during the 4 hour drive home from Alamogordo, of creating a “model train” out of cardboard boxes and lengths of rubber band. We had to talk him out of bringing the whole thing home . . . → Read More: and then we came home
Today was Jonah’s first “real” visit to the dentist.
We took him once before, about a year ago. He sat in a kid size chair at a kid size table in the corner of the room and watched while I had my cleaning. He played with a geography puzzle. He was pretty good at it.
. . . → Read More: pediatric dentist