Monday, August 29, 2011

St. Louis

We spent the weekend with family in St. Louis.  JA had qualified for a market research study, so we decided to spend the whole weekend just hanging out enjoying the city.  We went to the zoo and saw a bunch of animals we had missed on previous visits.  We also went to Grant's Farm and enjoyed the afternoon there before heading back home Sunday afternoon.

In other topics, JT is 4 1/2.  I had forgotten how bothersome 4 is to me.  I actually really enjoy two year olds, unlike many people, and have recently discovered that 6 1/2 is a joy, but 4 is such a difficult age for me.  JT wants to be either completely independent or be babied.  Rules abound everywhere (if something occurs once, he makes it into a rule.)  But, the most bothersome thing at the moment, is his need to talk at all times, interrupting everyone, and starting over mid sentence to repeat himself, sometimes 3 or 4 times, until he's convinced you are giving him your full, undivided attention.  I do love him, no different than when he was 3, but he is making things a bit more difficult than usual around here.

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