Day 6 & 7:
1. Give your child (over 1 year) honey for a cough and sore throat; it coats the throat and isn't worrisome for overdosing.
2. If you go to the pumpkin patch and put your toddler on the barrel trains, he/she may be reluctant at first. But after the first time, you end up spending the rest of your tickets on the barrel trains. Tears will prevail when you take him/her off after each time until he/she is distracted with the goats.
3. Pygmy goats generally have twins (a young girl taught me this today, as one of her goats is ready to give birth). When I was very young, we always had goats at Fort Detroit, but it's been 25 years; it was great to re-learn.
4. Just when you think that your toddler has kicked a habit, it comes raring back. Murray decided that it was time to wake up at 3:00am this morning. After checking to make sure that he wasn't ill, we left him to cry it out. Forty-five excruciating minutes later, he finally realized that he wasn't getting out of bed and went back to sleep. The problem was, our human alarm clock slept until 7:45 this morning, so we were all late.
We had a fantastic weekend. We arrived at the Pumpkin Patch right when they opened at 10am. It was perfect timing; there was hardly anyone there, so we were free to spend as much time as possible at each attraction sans crowds. Murray's favorite things were the goats and the barrel trains. My sister loved the Peanuts display in the not-so-scary haunted forest.
Family photo op:
How about those Vikings? What a poor display against the Steelers yesterday. There were times during the game that I was so frustrated that I had to walk away from the television. Certainly, the referees were not great (that tripping call was bogus), but our running game was just not up to par. Turnovers, sacks, penalties (sheesh, enough false starts anyone?); my heart would soar and plummet through the entire game. Oh well, the Vikings will certainly come back for a win against Green Bay! I still have faith. . .
Have a great Monday - I think we'll see some sunshine today!