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All in a Week’s Work: Thursday

Continuing with our week of documentation (following our MondayTuesday, and Wednesday recaps)…

Thursday: In true Soren fashion, he continued to bump up his wake-up time — 4:50 a.m. on this Thursday. I didn’t have the heart to leave him in his bed to whine since he was a little sick. So milk and cuddles and then playtime and breakfast with dad.

6:34 a.m. I came out of the office to get my breakfast and snap a quick pic of this sleepy-head. Also, I'm noticing a container of leftover pasta on the counter -- Tim says Soren picked it out from the fridge and requested it with his oatmeal. It's usually best if I just leave the two of them alone in the mornings and don't ask questions.

6:34 a.m. I came out of the office to get my breakfast and snap a quick pic of this sleepy-head. Also, I’m noticing a container of leftover pasta on the counter — Tim says Soren picked it out from the fridge and requested it with his oatmeal. It’s usually best if I just leave the two of them alone in the mornings and don’t ask questions. I’m also noticing that Soren slept in the shirt he was wearing on Wednesday. Sometimes we do that. Don’t judge.

Since Soren’s morning nap was fairly early, he woke up in time to make it to his favorite Thursday show — the garbage and recycling trucks.

9:14 a.m. Soren's greatest wish would be to have trash day every day. At least we live right next to a school, so there is a steady stream of school buses twice a day. Almost as good.

9:14 a.m. Soren’s greatest wish would be to have trash day every day. We do live right next to a school, so at least we get a steady stream of school buses twice a day. Almost as good.

On Thursdays we have a tough decision to make — baby lapsit at the library or playgroup at the Y? On this Thursday, we chose the library since our singalong the day before had been cancelled. I need to mention how much we love the Faneuil library branch. We have two great libraries within a 10-minute walk of our house, plus another that’s a 10-minute drive away (and about a dozen others within 20 minutes of our place). Pre-Soren, I always went to the Brighton branch because it was newer and bigger and just seemed nicer. But after just one visit to Faneuil with Soren, I was sold. It brought back great memories of going to the tiny Herndon Fortnightly branch (in Virginia) when I was little. So cozy and so welcoming. The librarians know and love Soren, and he regularly wanders away from the children’s room to play peekaboo with the ladies at the circulation desk. (He’s also started taking books from the shelf and bringing them to the librarians, expecting to be able to check them out on his own or something.) It’s things like this that make me never want to leave our neighborhood.

10:28 a.m. Soren snuck in a few minutes of playtime on the stage before the program began.

10:28 a.m. Soren snuck in a few minutes of playtime on the stage before the program began. I think he’s eyeing Ms. Anne here to see if it’s time to start.

10:34 a.m. Waiting patiently for the songs and stories to begin. This patient waiting probably lasted for about 60 seconds.

10:34 a.m. Waiting patiently for the songs and stories to begin. This patient waiting probably lasted for about 90 seconds.

10:48 a.m. Soren's turn to flip a page in the book.

10:48 a.m. Soren’s turn to flip a page in the book.

10:53 a.m. Never-ending fun with the shakers.

10:53 a.m. Never-ending fun with the shakers.

11:01 a.m. And then the ants in Soren's pants get the best of him and he begins to run free.

11:01 a.m. And then the ants in Soren’s pants got the best of him and he began to run free.

11:07 a.m. Soren's preferred book-choosing position. We've mostly mastered the no-standing-on-the-chairs idea.

11:07 a.m. This is Soren’s preferred book-selecting position. We’ve mostly mastered the no-standing-on-the-chairs rule.

11:21 a.m. Soren relishes the quiet time after the other kids have gone home for lunch.

11:21 a.m. Soren relishes the quiet time after the other kids have left.

After choosing yet another pile of new books (I think we have somewhere around 50 items checked out right now — yikes), we made our way home for lunch and nap. That afternoon nap (for Soren, not me) is one of my favorite times of day. What would I do without it?

3:28 p.m. After nap time we had a little fun with truck magnets. Soren is still trying to figure out where the magnets will stick, but I think he's finally realized they won't stick to my clothes, despite his best efforts.

3:28 p.m. After nap time we had a little fun with machine magnets. Soren is still trying to figure out where the magnets will stick, but I think he’s finally realized they won’t stay attached to my clothes or skin, despite his best efforts.

3:44 p.m. Don't worry -- I only put this pajama shirt on Soren for his nap. I don't usually take him out looking quite so mismatched (but actually sometimes I do).

3:44 p.m. He’s definitely running now. It seems so strange that he was still crawling just two months ago. Oh, and don’t worry — I only put this pajama shirt on Soren for his nap. I don’t usually take him out looking quite so mismatched (but sometimes I do).

After spending too much time researching homemade baby chest rub recipes and local spots to buy beeswax, I figured out that CVS carries Maty’s, so we left the house for an afternoon errands walk. We stopped by CVS, the bank, and Johnny’s for some bananas and plums and blackberries.

4:27 p.m. Heading out for errands.

4:27 p.m. Soren stays so cozy in his stroller sleeping bag. Sometimes I wish someone would bundle me up and push me around town.

For dinner we made mango fried rice, and then sent Soren off to bed for another night of coughs and a runny nose. But who can complain when Friday is on the horizon?

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