Abby's best friend at preschool is gone, maybe temporarily, maybe long-term. Not sure at this point. I have the mom's cell phone number and I'm supposed to set up a play date for her. In the meantime Abby has a pretend friend with the same name and they play together a lot. I wish she would gravitate back to her other friends, but it hasn't happened yet. I'm sure it will in time.
Another Abby-ism is that she has gotten in a rut with her clothes. She insists on wearing the same outfit every day for many days in a row. So Aaron has been doing laundry EVERY night, sometimes just rinsing things out in the sink, but he has been making it possible for her. He gets the chore of helping her get dressed in the morning, and helping her get her pajamas on at night, so it's really between the two of them. It saves time in the morning if she can wear what she wants to wear. Otherwise we have a tantruming child, who is not getting dressed, and that doesn't really help our schedule much. I'm hoping this is a short-term phase and we can break her of it soon. I certainly want to try.
We also want to get her out of our bed, but we've been saying that for over 2 years now, so don't hold your breath.
Meanwhile it's Labor Day Weekend, or just about. We promised a coworker that we'd visit a tag sale in Greenfield, so we've got that on our radar. If it's warm enough, I know Abby would like to go for one last swim. I'm not feeling well though (some kind of stomach thing) so I'll have to talk Aaron into it. Not sure if that will happen or not. We also have an invite to stop by my mom's house and visit my brother and his son. We tried this last weekend, but Abby was asleep in the car when we got there. I'm not too worried about the invite because I think, or I'm hoping, we'll have lots of opportunities for this.
Saturday night Aaron is going out, as usual, and my dad is coming over for supper with Abby and I. That should be different. The house is a mess, but I don't care. I haven't seen my dad since June and I miss him. Can I say that? I miss my dad. Not sure why, but I do.
On my radar is to see my maternal grandma again. With or without Abby and Aaron, I don't know yet, but it's on my radar. And of course there is that playdate that I haven't set up yet. We'll fill in time with grocery shopping too, and some other things, but I really don't have everything planned out. It's good to be flexible on the weekends and try to "go with the flow" as much as possible. The downside of that is sometimes we get lazy and get nothing done at all, but hopefully we'll find some middle ground.
Probably won't be posting on Monday since I won't have internet. So have a good weekend everybody!