Before heading to work, Little Man and I enjoyed a play-filled morning. He woke early, so I even got some cuddle time on the couch. When we were playing in his room, reading some books, my phone dinged, so I glanced at it. Little Man said, “daddy.” I laugh, since that usually is the only time I glance at my phone, and I have told him that before (it was daddy). Sometimes when I have my phone, he likes to look at pictures and videos of friends and family (so upload more, people!). He pointed at the phone, so we started scrolling through recent pictures of him. He loved it, especially the videos. He pointed out nana from a picture this weekend. He freaked when he saw the video of the slide. He would imitate laughs or point out items in the background. And although we looked at pictures for nearly fifteen minutes, he was very upset when I stopped.
We had a rough day at work again, and I know it will take time for him to adjust, so I’d rather not dwell on it. Let’s just say that after his nap, he wanted his mommy and was not happy to have to share me. When we got home he had some dinner and spent a long time playing with daddy. He had some milk while we relaxed on the couch. Daddy took the dogs for a walk, and before he got back, Little Man decided to hide in between the stairs. He still doesn’t understand that we can still hear the loud, adorable giggling! When we went upstairs to get ready for bed, and Little Man made his super excited face, clenching his fists and teeth, eyes wide. I have seen every kid do this, and I don’t know why they do, but it is hilarious.
As he got ready for bed, I handed him his new dog stuffed animal he got from nana this past weekend. He was “coo-chee-coo”-ing at it, and when we went to read our stories he clung tight to it. I let him hold it while we read, and he never let up on that squeeze. At the end of one of the books, it says something about loving him, and I told him I did, that he was my only baby. He leaned back, looking up at me, and gave me a kiss.