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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?