Today was steaming hot outside. Cullen, Gregory, and I braved the heat. We got on the Metro and went into D.C. I wanted to see the American Indian museum. Walking from the Metro to the museum was killer. I usually don’t mind the heat for a short time, but more than thirty seconds in this heat was enough. We were so happy to get there. Unfortunately Cullen and I did not find the museum very interesting. It was just not what I was expecting. I just think so much of a better job could have been done. I wanted it to be more on the history of the American Indian. Oh well, at least I know now. After walking around for a while we headed back out in the heat and stopped in the air and space museum. That one is always good. Gregory passed out on the walk there and Cullen and I were both tired so we did not stay long. So, we headed back to the metro. Cullen and I wanted to pick up a few things from Costco before heading home so we stopped there. Anyone who shops at Costco knows that they give out free samples. Well getting strait to the point Gregory threw up his free sample, yuck. I think he was too hungry, tired, hot, and the food just did not sit right. After that he was fine. Today was just too much activity for him and yesterday was not enough. It is sure hard to strike a balance with him. Guess what tomorrow should be even hotter than today. I can’t wait till fall. Now I just have to figure out some great activities for Gregory. I have no idea. I guess the TV will get a little more use than normal tomorrow.
I wanted to mention Gregory’s talking again. So many kids Gregory’s age were talking so much and Gregory just was not. I knew that kids go at there own pace but I was worried. I guess I just had to wait till Gregory was interested in talking. Now he is and I am just so glad. He now wants to learn the names of all sorts of things. He will ask. It is also nice to know if he wants something. Sometimes I am not sure what he wants and now all I will have to do is ask him and he will say yes or no. Communication is wonderful. Many people have told me I am a great mother, but with Gregory not talking I was worried I was doing something wrong. I am just relieved that it wasn’t me and I just had to wait for him to talk in his own time. I am sure he will continue to do things in his own time for the rest of his life and I just need to be patient. The problem is I have problems with being patient, just ask my hubby. Oh one more thing hubby was very helpful with Gregory today. Gregory is a momma’s boy and always wants me to hold him. Cullen took Gregory as much as he could. I just had to walk far enough away that Gregory couldn’t grab me. Cullen also made dinner, got me drinks, snacks, found my pajamas, cleaned up dinner, and took out Writer (my guide dog). He did this all with a smile. So, I had an easy night. I am just so thankful to have another set of hands to make life easier.