Welcome back to another week of Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This is the time where I spend 5 minutes free writing. I usually post this for Saturday morning, but sometimes that just doesn’t happen. It’s totally fine.
I had Friday off – a combination of time off for Homecoming work and daycare was closed (randomly. Not all daycares were closed Friday.) I had big plans for the toddler and myself. We were going to either visit Carl Sandburg’s home, or we would be heading over to Biltmore to check out fall flowers.
We didn’t make it to either.
We played in the house for the longest time. I let him eat his oatmeal while watching Sesame Street and Super Why. He even ate TWO bowls of oatmeal. #growingboy We played with puzzles and he found his dinosaur floor puzzle (I had stored it in the guest room), so we tackled that.
I noticed Chloe was limping worse than earlier this week. I’ve tried not to be too concerned, but at this point it was a bit concerning. So I called the vet. And threw all of our plans out the window.
Lucas came to the post office with me to mail out 1000 postcards (work stuff that I had wanted to get out Thursday.) It was there that an older man came up to me and complimented my son. I was a little frazzled as Lucas kept dropping some of the postcards (I was lifting him so he could put them in the mail slot. Such fun for a 3-year-old.) I did thank the man for the compliment.
I dropped him off for an hour with my mom so I could take Chloe by myself. (They gave her an anti-inflammatory shot and cleared her of anything super serious – if she’s still limping Monday or Tuesday, she’ll get x-rays.)
My mom, the boy and I then went to lunch. As we were finishing lunch, a man came by and complimented me and my “very good boy.”
We weren’t doing anything extraordinary, just eating lunch and talking about vehicles. (Tow trucks take away disabled vehicles, by the way.) He wasn’t unruly either. I think we’ve turned another corner in this toddlerhood life and being out in public isn’t so awful.
It’s always nice to be complimented, though. It’s good to know that I’m not failing over here.
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