An Inside Look
May 17, 2010 § 2 Comments
I am having trouble writing this weekend in review—probably because the weather was awesome, we were at the cabin and most of my pictures are of Hiram tooling around inside. Which, if I am being honest, which I am trying to do, is a fair representation of what I did with Hiram this weekend.
Don’t get me wrong, the weekend was great and Hiram did get outside now and then. It’s just that I, as his mother, didn’t do the best job of getting my little guy outside enough and that makes me feel like a big fat failure. But you know what? Taking a kid outside is stressful. There are bugs. Sun. Water. Random animal poop for eating. And grass. Oh man grass.
Hiram (a.k.a.) Hike had hives last week and even though most people assure me it is unlikely, I kind of blame the grass. It’s so prickly and green. It even kind of makes me itchy and I’m not allergic. I also hate anything else that might be the culprit. Laundry soap, antibiotics, strawberries, asparagus(?!?) Whatever might be fueling Hike’s hives ticks me off.
Since we don’t know what that is, I hate everything. “Oh, no you don’t,” I hiss under my breath in the direction of everywhere. Then I kiss his little blond head and cover every inch of him up by wrapping my arms around him twice. And then I keep him in the cabin.
I know I need to lighten up. I know I do. These pictures are proof that his mama’s fear of hives is having a detrimental impact on his life. But not that detrimental. Not yet.
Starting now. I will do better. We are going outside tonight.