It was a rough afternoon here. Joe-Henry is becoming addicted to the Wii. I'm ready to chuck the whole thing. He was cranky and obstreperous and a real pain in the ass. I stayed calm for as long as I could, then I yelled back. Even though I'm the grown up. Even though I know how to spell obstreperous.
He didn't eat much dinner because his throat was sore from yelling. So I made him take a bath. He slammed the door, and took one by himself, which is some kind of first.
But after the bath, I heard music in his room, and I walked in to find him dancing with his shadow on the wall. I don't know if the sound will play - it won't on my computer. The song is "Upside Down" from the Curious George soundtrack, which we have both fallen in love with again. We had a great snuggle after that. Listened only to the music. No talking, just listening.
A New Year
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