It's been ages since I wrote. I often think of things that I would like to write about, but the creative flair is gone by the time I hack my way through the day. The finisher of course is that by the time I put Oliver to sleep (Eli always picks Daddy, Ollie usually picks me, but occasionally picks Daddy) I just don't feel inspired. I feel inspired in the middle of the day, but don't have the ability to get my thoughts out then because of all the interruptions. Sigh.
Today the boys and I went swimming at Walter Baker Sports Complex. Amazing. The boys were terrified at first because it was so huge. (There is a large regular size pool, a medium sized shallow-end depth pool and a splash pad/wading pool AND a hot tub. I was so proud of how the boys persevered and stuck with it. The clung on to me for dear life at first, but slowly released the death grip and had a good time. I'm excited to see what they do next time. I think that they will whoop with joy. Eli was especially timid this time. I'd like to see him being his goofy self next time.
The boys had a great week overall. At playgroup Oliver was extremely independent and even allowed me to leave the room with his brother while he happily stayed behind to help the facilitator. And then at clean up time, when they used to cling to me in fear because everything changes all at once and people are going all over the place, toys are getting put away, Oliver actually walked AWAY from me towards the facilitator. A far cry from where we started out a year and a half ago.
Eli did much better at daycare this week. On Thursday he only cried briefly when I left and happily played with the other kids the whole time. On Tuesday, Oliver excused himself from lunch and told the babysitter, "I sleep now." lol It's nice to have a good week after awhile!