It seems like ages since Charlie spent a Tuesday with me. and even more than ages since we spent the day here at home. We did start out with a visit to Starbucks - his mama told me he'd been asking for "steamed milk" (seriously... but what else would you expect from a two year old who loves broccoli, cucumber and hummus?!) and it seemed like a fun way to ease into the day.
Once we got back to my house, though, Charlie turned on his own barista skills. Weeks back, Vicki suggested Charlie might like a coffee maker and she was right. He took my order "tall dark roast with a little milk" and proceeded to brew.
...sadly, the coffee was too hot to drink (ever!) "No Marmie, it's too hot!" (thank goodness for that Starbucks earlier.)
So we moved right into game #2. which started as stringing beads (naming colors and shapes and working on fine motor skills) and morphed so quickly I almost missed it into jumping in and out and all around a circle on the ground.
Whew... time for lunch. and then time for stories. There is SNOW in our forecast for the weekend, so I chose one of my favorite books about snow. and red mittens. and Grandmas who know all the right things to do.
Charlie loves this book (I'm pretty sure I did too ... sadly, it's now out of print).
And finally, the fourth thing. Charlie took a great nap. and I made it all the way through the first cable chart on my Rob Roy hat. A few tricky rounds makes for perfect nap-time entertainment!
Today's Tuesday with Charlie was a welcome respite from thinking about 2017 and all the "new" for me. new intentions. a new word (!?!). a new planner. new habit(s). It was nice to simply enjoy the "new" experiences Charlie shares with me every week.