It’s nearly snowing here and the days in Maryland are beginning to chill me to the bone. It was lovely and refreshing to finally have a “down” weekend with nothing planned except for lunches and brunches with friends, yoga, and various play meals from Judah’s new mini-kitchen. On Sunday morning, we woke up to our ever-entertaining toddler screaming, “HHHHiiiii! HHHHiiiiii! HHHHiiiii!” About 2 dozen times. And then, “I seeeeee youuuu!” My husband and I have gotten into the habit of playing a daily game of chicken since our son was born, where we both pretend to be asleep until the other one flinches and finally gets out of bed to resolve the dirty diaper, wet bed, or crying issue. It’s also our nonverbal way of communicating to each other who is more exhausted than the other, and just like survival of the fittest, whoever gets up first is just not as tired as the one still in bed (theoretically).
So we were both laying in bed, around 7 am Sunday morning, pretending to be fast asleep, while knowing that the other was awake, and trying to figure out what our 2 year old son was saying. Luckily for us, Judah waits in bed for us to come get him or for us to tell him that he can get out of bed each morning. He knows that when the “Sun is sleeping” it’s time for him to sleep and that he has to stay in bed until the “Sun wakes up.” After his initial greeting that morning, he exclaimed, “Sun’s awake, Sun’s awake!!! Mommmyyyy!!!! DDDaaaddddyyy!!!!”
One morning, my husband and I were debating who’s turn it was to get up early, and Judah screamed (he’s in the room next to us), “Mommy’s turn!!!”
Now, onto Thanksgiving…
Next year, we’re planning on starting, for the first time, preparing Thanksgiving dinner at our home and creating our own Tofurky Day traditions–I can’t wait. But this year, we’re spending the day with loved ones and jetsetting, for a few days, to a warmer locale for our Thanksgiving Day holiday. I made this DIY Thanksgiving banner this weekend as a gift for our hosts. We’re going to be eating outside so I wanted decor on the simpler side, easily transportable, and using colors that would blend with any tablescape.