Friday, December 18, 2009

Visiting with Santa and a new job

Yesterday was Nathan's Christmas party at preschool. He was doing very well with the crowd and the entertainment. We did have a bit of a problem in that the group doing the entertainment was obviously not used to very young children and one of them shouted at Nathan for touching one of the props. (For the record, it was sitting right in front of him and had been just left there). Nathan crumpled into tears thinking that he was in trouble. He settled fairly quickly with a hug from Mommy and the guy obviously felt bad and gave him a special set of sticks to bang on for the show.

Nathan was having lots of fun playing with the other children. In fact, he was having so much fun that he was very resistant to coming to see Santa and get his present. Ah well, he wasn't the only one in tears on seeing the big red man. :) Overall, I think he had a good time but it was definitely a little overwhelming and stressful for him. He's been doing very well with all the other Christmas preparations. Tonight we're going to try decorating a gingerbread house. I'll let you all know how it goes.

I've begun a new job which has me working some late nights. So far, I'm doing okay with it. I've discovered I'm still a natural night person and have no trouble with the staying up. It's the getting up the next morning that's a challenge. But that's why the gods invented caffeine. The boys are a little anxious about the change. Alex especially seems to miss me, which makes sense. I spend a lot of time with Nathan during the day and he goes to bed shortly after I leave. Alex is in therapy all day and then has a couple of hours after I leave. I miss them both but it is good to have some extra money coming in.