An Eventful Uneventful Day

by Courtney Sirotin on September 7, 2013

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I had one of those days where nothing really happened but it felt busy. Also, I have an update on the ear infection situation, so stay tuned for that!

I took Dylan to a preschool program at a nearby nature center to learn about butterflies this morning. He liked the idea of the activity and was really pumped when we first got there, but once he realized there was going to be some structure to the event and he couldn’t run free and wild, he wanted to go home. It took great effort to get him to stay for most of the program, but I was determined for him get something out of the experience.

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This picture is deceiving because he looks really involved but it’s a slight of camera. I only took pictures during the rare moments he was participating because all the other moments I was chasing him around.

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Midway through the program the guides took the kids for a hike into the woods and around a pond to look for butterflies. I really wanted Dylan to participate in this activity because it was physical, woodsy and good for him, but he did not want to walk in the woods. I really hope it was a fluke because I will be really sad if my kid doesn’t like nature. Anyway, I had it in my head that his disinterest in the hike was because he was suffering from an ear infection so I ended up taking him to see a doctor right after we left the program (early) to get his ears checked. We were literally three minutes from his doctor’s office, which felt serendipitous.

Anyway, his ears are fine! The infection is gone. Yay! Now I just have to hope he didn’t catch anything new while we were there.

I had packed a picnic lunch because we were supposed to eat at the butterfly program so I took Dylan to a park to eat after we left the doctor’s office.

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He enjoyed it because there was a class of kids having recess on the play equipment and he had fun watching them. A group of girls kept screaming, “BFF! BFF!” to each other, which Dylan thought was hysterical so he ran into their group and joined in.

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Also, interestingly, we came across a big fat caterpillar next to the picnic table, which is the closest we came to a butterfly all day.

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I did a bunch of laundry and Dylan watched a couple episodes of Handy Manny (this show, and tools in general, are his newest obsession). Oh, he also pooped on the floor, 12 inches from his potty.

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We played all afternoon then Dylan took a bath (very reluctantly), I gave him dinner and Jay came home. Jay and Dylan played hard for a little while and then Dylan went to bed. Dylan loves having Jay throw him back on the bed.

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That’s a wrap, folks. Smile

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DONNA CUSHING September 9, 2013 at 1:15 am

Dylan is so lucky that you plan so many fun things for him to do. I am glad his ears are not infected. I hope you have a great week!


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