Big news around here Peanut has glasses! Turns out he has a double astigmatism. As the doctor put it, "rather than circles, his eyes are shaped like footballs." I've tried hard not dwell too much on the fact that my sweet boy has never been able to see clearly nor beat myself up over the fact that we didn't pick up on it until now.
I shed a few tears of loss (he now looks 12), guilt (what kind of mother am I), & heartache ("Mommy is that baby in the picture me? I never knew it was.") but now I can't imagine him not having them. We've even started to refer to Peanut as our lil JCrew model.
This week we enjoyed 2 extra winter break snow days thanks to the bitter cold. It was heaven having everyone home. With the craziness of the holidays occupying most of winter break, we hadn't the opportunity to really slow down and veg. So we snuggled up together and passed the time playing board games and eating homemade soups & sammies.
|Ham soup w/ turkey, brie & apple panini|
We also marked Peanut's Name Day with a low key celebration at home.
Hubby & I had a good laugh over Peanut's name day requests of a clubhouse space in the basement like sis' and dinner by candle light. You gotta teach 'em young folks.
We are slowly easing back into our regular routine and thankfully we don't have many obligations on the calendar for the weekend. Hubby & I plan to log in some major hours in the basement. I should have some solid progress to report on Monday.