Aeryn has been really sweet lately. Before Spring Break I was really struggling with her seemingly continuous meltdowns. A little distraction from daily life was definitely something she and I needed. We've only had one big meltdown since Ellie went home (4 days!) and mornings have been great. Don't get me wrong, the moods are still there. They've just been bearable. Yesterday I woke up at 6:15 to the sound of banging because she "wanted to be helpful" and put all the clean dishes away. Many of them are in the wrong place so cooking is definitely an adventure while trying to find things. Today she sat in her room drawing for a good half hour before I had her hop in the shower. I love when she is happy. Is there anything in the world more delightful than a happy child?
Her drawing has become more complex. She likes to mimic illustrations from books or games but doesn't trace them anymore. I had to blog this so I remember how cute her drawings are. They've changed so much in the last couple years.
I do wish she weren't so obsessed with Skylanders, but hey, it's bound to be a passing childhood phase so I can endure.
Jim was sick last weekend and is still fighting the evening cough of death and destruction. Ok, it's not that bad, but it does seem to be lingering a while. He is still plugging away at this crazy school thing but I confess it feels really easy lately. With Ellie here he stayed home more than usual (of course) and then this week he's stayed home later in the morning and coming home earlier in the evening. If it weren't because he was sick it would feel like a mini-vacation!