My little big man

Reid wakes up by 6:15 am almost every morning and today was no different. He was at my bedside at 6:00 asking to get in next to me. As usual, my half asleep self allowed him in. He, and adam (a slightly later entry into my bed) stayed there for about 20 minutes before telling me exactly how hungry they were.
After breakfast, and a trip to the farmers market, and lunch, and playing in the backyard all afternoon, we went out to dinner, and to the gelato place that Adam and Reid had been begging us for all day, Reid lost it in the car on the way home.
The boy had been awake for about 14 hours
He finished his night with a glass of chocolate milk and more crying
I brushed his teeth while he sobbed and took him to sit in the rocking chair in the semi-darkness of the living room.
He fell asleep before too long, with one hand down his pants. My little big man

Our weekend in pictures

The kids at Egmont Key
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Reid enjoying a classic car show
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David and Reid with a fish caught off our dock
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Me and David at the Commodore’s Ball
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Snails

This morning I packed the boys into the car and then we waited for Dorothy’s carpool to pick her up. It was cool and as we waited, Dorothy noticed snails on the trunk of the palm tree and in the hedge surrounding the tree. We saw at least a dozen, and I’m sure there were more.

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Only a child would notice something like that

and david wins

a few months ago david told me that there was a new regatta on the YC calendar. It was to be the Yacht Club Championship….to determine the best sailor at our Yacht Club. it was two days of sailing, this past weekend. On a boat that david never sails, with people he never sails with. he sailed with our friends Will and Laura, and a junior sailor whose name escapes me. Each boat had to have at least one woman and one junior sailor.

And david’s boat won!

dinner at my house tonight

we’re eating Thai Honey Peanut Chicken. Delicious. And the kids usually eat it

Turkeys? Yes, turkeys

Today I spent the day volunteering in Dorothy’s classroom. I love the days when I’m able to do that. I’m supposed to be there every Friday, but last week Reid had a fever, so I couldn’t make it
I busied myself with tracing 18 turkeys for the children to decorate before thanksgiving.
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I am not a good trace-er. I drew all over the templates, and got marker all over my hands. It might never come out. I also glued a story together. Total busywork. But I don’t mind. I’m helping to make mrs w’s load a little lighter, and I get to spend 2+ hours in the classroom getting to know these adorable kids. Next week I’ll stay for brunch with them

I’m training for the women’s half marathon again this year, and we are almost there. Last week we did 10 miles, and tomorrow we’ll go 8, so the ‘tapering’ has begun. Now to just not get sick or injured in the last two weeks.

Suggestions, please

Remember my post from the other day, the one where I came out about Adam and Reid still not pooping in the potty? Well, four days in, we’re no closer to a poop in the potty. We’ve had 3 dry nights, which is amazing. But we’re starting to get concerned because they will. not. poop.

The list of bribes that we’ve offered is at least as long as my arm. It ranges from candy to toys to a trip to dinosaur world. The boys know it, and can recite all the things they’ve been offered. Nothing has offered enough inspiration to lead to, um, action.

So, I’m putting the call out to the interwebs. Has anyone out there been in a situation like this? Did your neighbor’s friend’s cousin have kids like this? Tell me what worked for them. Please!

Thanks!