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A P P L E: The progression of Arthur’s applesauce eating quirks.

When Arthur was barely one year old, he started demanding that we spell out the letters on his applesauce before he would eat them. APPLESAUCE. Then he started doing it himself. Then he started slurring it. APPLESCE. Then, after I bought some Gogo Squeez brand on sale (GOGO) he started differentiating with “APPLE bapplesauce.” Now he has started moving the applesauce in a circle in front of his face before eating it. He still calls it A P P L E bapplesauce.

After his last dentist appointment, we moved the bedtime applesauce to before brushing teeth, which he accepted pretty well. But he still wants us to lie with him at night, and he still wants one In our bed at 5:30 am.

Update: Apparently, moving the applesauce around in a circle is him drawing a circle around it. It seems that you get more points that way. Like if you draw a circle around a cat or dog you see to get bonus points.

Boring Birthday: I had a crazy super fun birthday week, but my actual birthday was boring. Arthur went to Disneyland with friends, and I stayed home and checked off tons of boring phone call-y things on my to do list.

Make DMV appointments
Reserve Dalton’s birthday party
Make invites for party
Prepare instructions for overnight babysitter
Drop off hazardous waste
Safelist cars
Lots of laundry
Clean bathrooms
Register Dalton for swim team
Send emails for my calling

It got very boring.

Luckily my friend Annie stopped by for a bit, and then Jodi and fam showed up and we went swimming and had taquitos and macarons and partied hard at Disney for two days before John and I went on a relaxing getaway, so all was well.


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