Julian, it turns out to no one's surprise, is a wonderful big brother. He loves to lay down next to Lolo, kiss his head and point out his tiny hands and toes. He also likes to help tell Lolo about the little piggies. It's all very sweet. I think they are going to be great pals. They sure are off to a good start.
We took advantage of the spring weather this week to go for an afternoon stroll and to show daddy our local park for 2-5 year olds. It was mostly dry so Julian got to climb up and to drive the pretend bus, walk across the fish and go down the big slide. He had a lot of fun and we did too! It's fun doing big kid things with him now. Last time I took him to this park, he was asleep in the stroller by the time we got there! And it was really nice to get out for some fresh air. Extra bonus: we were all good and tired when we got back home!
And then it occurred to me: Holy Easter Batman! I had intended to knit a holiday sweater for Julian. And for Lolo. And make little stuffies. And figure out how to make a felted easter basket. And plan an egg hunt. And Easter is when again? Wha-te?
Naturally, I raided the stash and cast on for this. I've got one sleeve down already and think I just might be able to pull a rabbit out of a hat with a little over one week to go. I'm going to try anyway. At least for the two sweaters. What? I have been known to exhibit symptoms of delusion before ;0)
Plus this time, I have dada in my corner full-time!
*The province of Quebec launched it's own parental leave program last January to try to curb the declining birth rate in this province. The plan is available to everyone (even those who are self-employed) and provides for 70% of your salary for 50 weeks + 70% of dady's salary for 5 weeks. That's how I got lucky enough to have daddy at home for so long. Actually, he feels pretty lucky too. Seriously, how cool is that? This new program is proving to be quite convincing too: the birth rate went up 8% last year in the first year of the program! Go government!