“You look tired.”
I have kids. I think this is just how my face looks now.
This week was…wait for it…drumroll…good. G-O-O-D. I am so scared to type that and put that out into the universe because, in my world, it usually means we’re in for a shitstorm.
Everything mostly got done, I got out this post and this post, people were played with and fed, Noah is still sleeping like garbage, BUT I haven’t even had a meltdown yet. Besides Joe having severe cabin fever, we’re managing quite well.
Joe does have one thing weird going on. Always something, but this something I can manage.
His hands are all red, puffy, itchy, and hot in the mornings and/or when the temperature seems to change dramatically. For example, every morning they are very red and itchy and if he plays in the snow or holds ice, they return to flaring up red and itchy. Any ideas…doctor/moms?
We are thinking eczema. I really don’t want to have to bring him in for them to tell me that.
I try to do some planned stuff with Joe during the week especially now that we’re in the dead of winter and the days seem longer than usual. Here’s a little bit of what we tried:
- Plastic sandwich bags filled with paint taped to a window- He liked pulling them off and putting them back on the window more than he did mixing the paint. Noah actually really liked to squish them. Might be a better baby activity.
- We made these coconut bites. I turned them into bars because I don’t have time to roll out balls. Everyone liked them. It was a toddler-friendly recipe and they disappeared before noon.
- I put tape on the floor in a Z shape and we used it as a road for his trucks. The road part lasted a little bit, but again he just wanted to take the tape up. We did get some time just practicing walking on the tape.
- We made FOAM. RECOMMEND for summer NOT winter. It was incredibly easy and he liked helping. He needed more space to really get dirty. I micromanaged too much and ruined it, I think.
- We found a new show for evenings. Evenings are usually when Joe gets TV. It’s called Dinosaur Train on PBS. It’s not total garbage. I would recommend if your kiddo likes dinos.
- Fridays are usually for The Science Center and stickers. Both occupy for quite awhile.
- OH. I also saved my wrapping paper rolls, taped them to the wall, and Joe shoved balls and pom poms down them and watched them fall out. His reaction was worth the work.
Sunday: White Chicken Chili
Monday: Veggie Stir Fry
Tuesday: Fiesta Kale Slaw Wraps + Broccoli
Wednesday: Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings: Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Thursday: Creamy Dijon Mustard Chicken
Friday: Sweet Potato Hash (This just sweet potatoes thrown in the food processor, sauteed in butter and garlic, with two over easy eggs on top. YUM-O).