I have been in people withdrawal since returning from vacation. I loved staying in the villa not just with Jeremy, Levi, but also with my parents and my brother. Not to mention having extended family close by too. There were people around all the time and I loved it - and so did Levi - my mini-me/social butterfly!
Since returning home the weather went from not bad to terrible. Its been wet and windy for a few days now and I am so over it. I am not usually one to complain about the weather but the drastic shift from 80's and sunny to mid 60's and wet is just depressing. Being shut in doors has got old really fast and Levi and I are both going a little stir crazy.
I am so glad I have my driving license [did I mention I passed my test first time? I did it before we left for vacation and things got kinda busy but I took the plunge and did it - and passed! I am still only driving locally on my own or with Levi and taking the wheel with Jeremy in the car to get more freeway practice but it feels so great to cross it off the 'to do' list!] It has given me the freedom to go and visit friends when I have one of those 'must get out of here' afternoons.
Today was a typical example. Levi had slept great last night but only took a 45 minute nap in the morning and was refusing/unable to settle this afternoon. After literally a 2 hour process of me rocking him, giving him time to settle, him rolling around looking like he was asleep and then popping up and running laps in the crib, playful some of the time and sad other times, over and over, I was done.
This kid was not going to settle and I didn't want him to spend the whole day trying.
I was frustrated and tired. I wanted a nap and couldn't take one which only made his boycott even more frustrating!
I packed him into the car and we drove to visit my friend Sarah and her kids who Levi just adores. Of course he was almost asleep in the car on the way but he fought it and we spent an hour or so with them before heading home when he did finally fall asleep after a meltdown. He got in 30 minutes in the carseat after we got home which held him over through dinner and to bedtime. But seriously, the no nap thing is getting old fast.
I look forward to afternoons at the local playgrounds and spray park in the weeks ahead as the weather turns hot again! I have some playdates on the calendar for the next couple of weeks and I am getting myself out there to try and help stop loneliness creep in.Now I don't have school work to keep my holed up during the day, its a new mindset and I want to make the most of the days of summer - sunny or grey!!