With Nolan in school every day, all day throughout the week…our days have changed a lot. For one, it’s a little quieter (but I miss the chaos of two home).
It is especially quiet during nap time. Instead of still entertaining Nolan, I can do…well, whatever I want!
I’m able to get all of my cleaning done by lunch time, with help from Archer, so nap time really is “me” time.
Archer does miss having Nolan around, for sure, but I think he’s enjoying being the centre of attention.
We haven’t yet done any adventuring, I’m still paying for all the extra work I put into the move (physically speaking, chronic pain wise), but we’ve been having plenty of fun around the house.
Archer’s independence is growing…he refuses help when it comes to eating and LOVES doing tasks by himself. But he’s still on the bottle. I’m trying to wean him off it, but Archer is as stubborn and as willful as they come. His bottle usage isn’t really hurting anyone, after all.
The other day, Archer had a doctors appointment (and so did I). He was so good in the waiting room, sitting in the chairs and listening to me when I told him not to touch something or do something. That so rarely happens! He weighs 26 pounds (but feels like 40 haha) and is tall for his age. He got his “18 months” shots (delayed, I know) and was so good. He didn’t cry at all, and as soon as the nurse was done he poked the needle site and said “ouch”, all nonchalant, and carried on with himself.
I finally got the referral for the chronic pain clinic, and had to get my accessible parking pass renewed.
So, in conclusion…everyone is adjusting just fine to Nolan going to school. Nolan is really enjoying it too! He comes home full of so many stories about his day. He still refuses to take the bus, but I’m not concerned about that.
Matt’s also doing well, he’s still tender and sore but he’s back to work now and loving it.
Also, we’ve been snacking on these delicious pears from the pear tree at the old house. I’m going to miss that the most! The neighbour, C, and I are going to can them either today.
I’m thinking about planting a pear tree in this back yard next year…canned pears for winter and yummy snacks in the fall? Yes please!