Saturday, unexpected joy.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Today, I called my niece and invited her to come for Eggs Benedict and also bring over her meat slicer, so we could cut up the big ham I got on sale yesterday... so that was the start to our day.
Her son called and needed someone to relieve him from his child care resp., since niece had other plans, she talked me (winningly) into volunteering for a 2 hr. stint with almost 1 y.o. Roy. Long story short, after spending 3 hrs. at her house, I finally got babe and came to my house... Since the little guy was given to me with no hat, mitts or socks on, I was quite concerned. I tried to figure out what to do for the sock thing, and cut a pair of my fluffy ones that fall down and sewed them right onto the cuffs of his snow suit, so they won't get lost. Then I took the little "grow mitts" I knitted this week, crocheted a "safety string" and tied it to the loop inside the snowsuit, so they won't get lost either. And the sweater and toque I made him for Christmas went home with him today.
So, he's quite developmentally delayed, I don't know if it's due to lack of stimulation or what, but he is so cheerful and such a happy little guy. Did he ever love Buddy? Buddy's nose got a little out of joint, but Roy laughed out loud at him...
Anyway, considering maybe committing to a couple afternoons a week spending time with him. Gotta think on this, whether it's straight respite, or if it will be some parenting modeling. I talked with my sis, the gramma and she gave me some ideas too. She's the one liveing 5000 km away and her dh's fighting cancer, so sounds like I am in the right place at the right time... just have to set and maintain my own personal boundaries and not allow them to take advantage, I can be his auntie, but I am not his gramma!!!
Interesting day... now I have some more knitting to do with a size in mind so he is well outfitted for winter....