(I know, I know. It's not like I do anything different on weekdays than on weekends, but they still manage to fly by in some sort of super warp speed. Go figure).
Regardless. Totally rocking weekend, even if it did fly by really really fast. My bestest buddy since like, the sixth grade came to visit, and we had a total blast if I do say so myself. (See potential local friends? I am a fun fun person to be around!)
But back to the story. Nicole and Eli (who is blowing me away with his awesome two-year-old self) popped in for a little overnight, and I think it went well. I was a little worried at first when he refused to come in the front door (what am I, the wicked witch of the west?), but the good thing about two-year-olds is that they're still small enough to be physically manhandled into places they don't want to be, and easily distracted enough to forget why it was they didn't want to be there in the first place. (I definitely believe this was specially planned by God to keep mothers everywhere sane. Otherwise, I think Nicole and I would still be standing on the front porch going, "C'mon Eli!").
I've mentioned before in my Eli chronicles that he's my lone example of the "small child" genre. I take my cues from him, and just assume that all two-year-olds have similar likes and dislikes.
On the "like" list:
- Fish (in the aquarium...he was impressed enough that I think Nicole may be forced into fish ownership herself pretty soon)
- Chocolate Milk - (not that I had any. I was very proud of myself for unearthing a bottle of chocolate syrup, only to discover that it had expired back in 2007. And for some bizarre reason, Nicole wouldn't let me feed her kid expired food).
- yellow leaves
- A lovely little cartoon called Handy Manny (I won't lie- I like Handy Manny too now).
- mulch in his shoes (who wouldn't?)
- cats (uh-oh, big problem here, since we have them running around like here Grand Central Station. Mason was briefly moved into the like column long enough for Eli to pet him, but then was demoted back to dislike after seeing him again in the kitchen).
But the good news is that I got to catch up with a great friend, even if it was just for 24 hours. And it's always a laugh riot, with an after school special BFF vibe, and a dash of Hallmark's gooey friendship line.
And I can never seem to get enough.