I stepped out onto deck at 7.30am to find this conversation in progress:
Both boys were standing on the wooden rail that ran around the rear deck. Jai stood very confidently, Aidan less so.
Jai: “Breathe out, breathe in…”
I wanted to reach out and grab Aidan, yet knew he was fairly safe. Aidan was twice his height off the ground, and it was nice soft grass below.
“… now jump!”
Jai did without hesitation.
Aidan clung to the rail a little longer – then leaped like a frog, landing successfully on all fours!
“Well done!” was immediately said by everyone else, loudest being Jai.
Today Jai found this half filled lolly bag. I made the mistake of leaving it in plain view at my office desk.
I found him with the contents in lines on top of his little dining table. I decided if he was daring, he could have them.
“Dude, they are pure sugar. Don’t eat them too fast.”
“Daddy …. adults shouldn’t eat these.” Oh, he’s had one already.
“Why not dude?”
“… because they are pure sugar.”
Yet he didn’t jump off the walls nor get hyperactive. Because we took him to a park to run around for thirty minutes! Whew.
My first official day as a SAHD – A Stay At Home Dad – whilst my wife and MIL went out and repotted bees from nucs to hives.
What did I and the boys do?
- DVD complete series of Shaun the Sheep. Twice.
- Lot of tickling, giggling & cuddles from both boys.
- Aidan learnt to jump 30cm – from a step-stool to the floor.
- My knee is almost worse than before I damaged it.
- Bitten once. Aidan was clearly frustrated and missing his mum.
Sigh. But I know I can handle it.
What doesn’t kill me will surely make me stronger. Right? Please tell me it’s true?!
Jai: “How are your steps for the day?”
He had heard Mummy saying she had almost done all her steps for the day. Xmas shopping!
Me: “Hmmm … about halfway there.”
Jai: “Let me wear yours Daddy!”
I liked that idea. These Fitbit devices are easily duped. So we managed to put it on him.
But that lasted for only 3 minutes before he managed to unstrap it himself.
Looks like I will have to do exercise myself.