Great weekend- we had a fantastic visit with my sister-in-law and her family. Jon's aunt and uncle came as well and it was great to see them. Let's see.....highlight of the trip? Sitting at dinner and telling funny family stories and watching Cooper bowl, Wii style. Low light of the trip? The actual drive home- we rode with my nephew and let's simply say that 25 year olds drive.....LIKE LUNATICS!
The other down side was that Cooper is going through a phase (I think) of being a complete disaster. 2 years old- the child was angelic, 3 years old he was delightful and sweet, 4 years old I couldn't have been more in love with him....even the start of 5 was enjoyable- what we have now as we are approaching 6 has been horrendous. With us, he's the same great kid- with others- I could crawl under a rock and evaporate. He won't look people in the eye and speaks in this whiny voice and resembles another child completely. My sister-in-law says that it happened to her kids too and they're great so I have to hold out hope. Jon has no patience and I'm almost at the end of mine at times. I have to hope that it's some sort of insecurity that he doesn't yet understand and this is how it manifests itself. Please, please please- grow past this quickly my sweet child.
My parents left for England today to see the Chelsea Flower Show.....and they couldn't be more excited. They love a flower show and this is supposed to be a mac daddy- I hope they have a safe and wonderful trip. I coached them to take a lot of black clothes and for goodness sake, not to wear sneakers! I'm not sure that they'll blend but one can hope.
Have been spending way too much time reading other blogs.......so much inspiring and just plain fun to read stuff out there.