We made it home in good time today, leaving early to beat the holiday traffic. Little Man spent half of the trip staring at me dreamily, half asleep. After stopping for some lunch about halfway, he took a nap. He slept well, as long as my hand was resting along the side of his head. When we were about thirty minutes from home, he started to get restless, but I was able to soothe him to stay asleep. That was until a motorcycle pulled up next to us. His eyes opened, and it was like he had a burst of caffeine. He shouted out, pointing at the rider. It was pretty funny, and luckily the jolt awake didn’t change his happy disposition after the nap.
Little Man was happy to be home and in his normal surroundings. He immediately started playing and didn’t want to stop. We had yet to pick up the fur babies, and he was in such a zone that I don’t think he noticed. James asked him where they were and he started looking around for them. Adorable! When they got home, he was so excited. He kept trying to pet them or sit on them. It seems like he really missed his brothers!
Since the car nap was in the middle of the day, he had no nap in the afternoon. All the excitement from being home and seeing the boys again added to the cuckooness that happened around dinner and didn’t stop until bedtime. James gave him a bath while I cleaned up his room. When he came downstairs, he was wearing his robe and new football slippers that grandma had given him over the weekend. He told me, “shoes,” and thought they were the greatest. As he laid on the couch, drinking his milk, he put his feet on my legs. He’d glance down at the slippers and wiggle his feet a little. I think it was because he wanted me to comment on how cool they were. And just in time for football season!