Quick Canada Day wrap up before it slips on by. Tonight is the first night in about 3 weeks that I’ve been able to sit in front of my computer, dog curled at my feet, a load of laundry already chugging and the kitchen mostly clean by 8pm. Bed time keeps on dragging and I think it might be time to say good-bye to the daily nap. We’re not ready! But if he is…not much else to be done, I guess.
It worked out today because of our Canada Day adventures! And by adventures I mean a mostly relaxing day off in which we hung around and played a lot. We attempted a nap and after an hour of tossing and turning gave up, then at 4pm our little trooper passed out in the car. He continued to snooze on the couch at my in-laws, which worked out ok since it made him in a decent mood by 5:30pm when we strolled to check out the festivities nearby. After we took a very expensive teacup ride, we played at the park for a bit, with J clambering up to the slide, sitting at the top long enough to sing the Paw Patrol theme song under his breath, then sliding down to start all over again.
We headed home for a late dinner, enjoying the roast beef and laughing at J’s reaction to the mini potatoes, served whole. He was so delighted to be eating ‘a ball!!’ that I made a mental note to concoct some kind of veggie mashup in ball formation in our near future.
Finally it was time for the main event. We’d been talking about fireworks and I was pretty sure he’d get a kick out of them, and we drove out to a nearby hill to get a good viewing spot. As soon as we’d set up in the dark, his noise blocking earphones intact, he sat in his tiny lawn chair only to leap up in amazement as the first one went off. I couldn’t stop laughing at him – he was so enthusiastic, watching closely, and reminding us in the car the whole way home about the BING-POP-BOOM Wow! Hot!!
I wasn’t sure if keeping him up would be such a great move, but he pulled through, going to be after 11pm (cringe) and sleeping in long enough today that missing his nap made sense. So here we are, and I’m looking forward to more good times as July comes along.
Happy Canada Day!