I was lucky enough to have two Valentines this year. Aren't they handsome?
I love them both very much!
Asher has been sick since Thursday. This is the first time he has ever really been sick and it broke my heart. He is on the mend now. Last night he finally slept peacefully. The last few nights we could hear him moaning and tossing and turning all night long. Now he just has the remnants of a cough and a runny nose but is back to his jovial self.
Because he was sick, Asher and I were pretty much homebound since Friday. I had intentions of doing my shopping for Valentines Day on Friday but never got around to it. So Saturday I asked Quinn to go out and pick up a little stuffed animal so we could give it to Asher. You know those $1.99 stuffed animals you can pick up at Wal-Mart or Walgreens? Well, instead Quinn came back with a bear as big as Asher.
Asher loves it! He plays with it and wrestles with it and thinks it is the best thing ever.
We were private for a few days. Sorry for the confusion it caused some people. A link to our blog was posted on a gaming forum discussing Quinn's former company. I went private until traffic on the thread died down. I think all is well now.
We all went to the grocery store today to stock up for the week. While I was busy getting milk, Quinn found a SunnyD display and found an empty box. He promptly put Asher in the box. He then proceeded to carry him around the entire store while still in the box. He joked to everyone who commented on it that there was a great deal on babies on aisle 7. He even put him on the conveyor belt at the checkout stand. The cashier played along and said she couldn't ring him up because he is priceless.
The box is now a new toy and Asher had tons of fun playing in it at home.
Turns out Asher has a pretty sophisticated palate. I will try foods with him thinking there is no way he will like them and he does. He begs for anything I am eating. Often times I give him a taste thinking he will dislike it and this will stop him from whining, but usually he just wants more.
For instance, just now I was feeding him some dinner of sweet potatoes, green beans and crackers and I was munching on some dried cranberries. He soon became disinterested in his food and wanted mine. So I put one on his tray thinking he would promptly spit it out given its tartness. Not so. He begged for more. He ate a big handful of them before I finally put a stop to it.
Another example happened last week when I made some roasted winter vegetables consisting of brussel sprouts, parsnips and potatoes for our dinner. I didn't offer any initially to Asher because I thought he wouldn't like them. I was very wrong. He begged to have some and then promptly devoured every last brussel sprout I put on his tray (and that was a lot).
But if you think Asher is a food snob, he is not. He also knows how to keep it real. Just today he had his first meal of Easy Mac. A true rite of passage for all children.