(Written on Saturday, but not posted until now. Sorry.)
Calvin’s been sick (more about that later). This morning we’ve been trying to get him to drink his juice and eat a Popsicle (yes, at our doctor’s orders!) Calvin wasn’t enthusiastic about either option. So Mommy had the brilliant idea that if the toy cheetah Calvin was playing with (Hobbes?) wanted a drink, Calvin might, too.
Daddy discovered this when he took Calvin’s empty cup. But before Daddy could take it, the cheetah had to have another drink. Calvin passed.
Calvin’s feeling better. He’s fully dressed, toddling around, playing with his toys, and jabbering away. He just stretched out, almost prone, resting on knees and elbows. It almost looked like he was doing pushups. But he was actually trying to pick up a flute. With his mouth. He tried several times, but never quite got it. It was the funniest thing to watch!
Patrick’s napping now, but earlier he was quite happy. He likes the Christmas music playing right now. He was standing feet apart, one in front of the other, rocking back and forth. Heal-toe, heal-toe, heal-toe.
Patrick loves to laugh. Mommy and Daddy love it when he does. Daddy has discovered that sometimes if Daddy laughs, Patrick will, too. Especially if Daddy makes a funny face when he laughs. Even if Patrick was upset or crying before.
Patrick got up from his morning nap, he was very happy to see Daddy. When Daddy started laughing, Patrick laughed also. A lot. You could hear him several rooms away!
Calvin was laughing a lot this morning, too, when he first woke up. He and Daddy played a little game. Patrick’s objective was to keep his blankets, a towel, and a pair of pants out of his crib and on the bedroom floor. Daddy’s objective was to keep them in the bed.
At least, that’s what it seemed like to Calvin. Whenever Calvin was winning, he was laughing. But the euphoria of winning passed quickly, and the laughing stopped. So the blankets et al. had to go back into crib so the game could start over.
So you see, Daddy’s real objective was to keep Calvin laughing. And in that game, Daddy won!