Luke woke up with a major case of the grumpies today, which means that no matter what we do, he whines. And cries. And acts generally disatisfied with life. We thought a change of scenery would help, so we rode our bikes to a local restaurant for breakfast. No go there, as our normally well-behaved child threw everything on the floor. We came home, and attempted to play, but Luke had several meltdowns, the biggest when I wouldn't let him destroy an entire roll of toilet paper.
He just went down for a nap, and not a moment to soon. My head is pounding, and I'm wondering if anyone else would like to be the mama today? These days are so hard because Luke isn't quite yet at the level of communication where he can explain to me what's wrong, where he can tell me what I can do to help.
But let's talk about the boy when he's not a grumple, shall we? Because those are the times that I love being the mama, and thankfully, those times are much more frequent than today! I suppose that with all the fun we've been having lately, really SO much fun, that we're about due for an off day.
What have we been up to lately? We went to the fair, and even though my husband and I generally like to avoid fairs, we had a good time. Luke loved all the animals, and he loved fair food. He ate some of Papa's gyro, some of Mommy and Daddy's tamales, and some of Mommy's elephant ear.
After the fair, we went to the playground by our house.
On another day, we went to Daddy's favorite rib restaurant (is it more appropriate to say joint? shack? when you're talking about ribs?), Smokey's. Luke thought pulled pork was about the best thing he'd ever eaten!
After eating, we went to the beach, where Luke learned how to bury himself in the sand.
Luke climbed a sand dune
And, more importantly, learned how much fun it is to run down the dunes!
I'm going to take advantage of naptime by hanging diapers out to dry, then crashing on the couch with a book. And crossing my fingers that when he wakes up, the grumpies are all gone. And if they're not, well, I need to look no further than these photos to remember all the non-grumpy times we've had lately!