|Dining at The Republic in Takoma Park. The framed poster is a perfect caption for Logan.|
As I said in my last post, Wednesdays with Logan have become more like every day with Logan. Between snow days and school delays, Logan and I have spent a lot of time together. A lot of time. When school is delayed for the big kids, Logan's preschool is cancelled for the day. In fact, this week is the first full week he has had of school since Winter Break started. It has also marked the first time he has actually grumbled about having to go to school. He says he'd rather stay home and play. That's what preschool is for, right? Play? I am flattered, however, that he isn't bored to tears by being at home.
|One of our many snow days|
|Beware! This yard shall not be crossed.|
So, it was with surprise that Logan did not whine once about coming here after school. In fact, quite the contrary. He looked forward to it. We brought his Legos, a big blanket, his coloring books and markers, and snacks. And, honestly, it was all he needed. This was my child who thought coloring had to be the most boring activity on the planet and would rather be with his friends than stuck indoors at home. Now, here we were spread out on the floor with pretzels and water, coloring page after page of his coloring books and building Lego figures. What I realized after a while is that his biggest enjoyment came from the fact that we were alone. I had no distractions, rarely a phone call, no cooking. I couldn't run errands because I was usually waiting on someone to meet us at the house. He wasn't distracted by tv or needing to get outside. It was just us for long periods of time, not just on Wednesdays. His favorite thing to play in was a big box that had previously housed new towels for the new house. He decorated that box with his markers and shiny stickers, spelling out L-O-G-A-N all over the darn thing. It was a spectacular box. He and his friend "Beary" (a stuffed bear) would get in there and talk to each other and plan their adventures. It might sound kind of sad to some, but I thought it was fantastic. Take away all of the exciting toys and gadgets and the imagination of a child will begin to soar. Without really understanding why this time is fun, he placed value in our time together and his time away from his little social life.
|Even Trader Joe's counts as a fun outing.|
|One of our many selfies as we wait, wait, wait in the car for the other two to get out of school.|
Where will we go? Stay tuned to find out!