Neil is traveling for a few days for work. We carpool and when I went to get Ryan from school we go out to the car and soon as I open it "HI DADDY!" and then Ry starts looking around. I tell him its just the two of us for a few days and we will see daddy on the phone tonight.
We get home Ryan goes running inside after I take off his boots "Daddy!!! NNNEEEEIIIILLLLLL!!!!" (Ryan has started to call Neil by his name which he is not pleased with). I had to explain again, daddy is not home but he will be back soon.
Neil facetimes with us a little, its pretty spotty but Ryan was so happy. After his bath he was calling again for Neil. Our routine is I give Ry a bath, Neil preps the milk for bed. I told him again it's just the two of us and to keep being nice to mom. He nods and asks for his milk.
I gave him a bottle of milk and took a shower. I get out of the shower to him crying. I go in and his diaper leaked pee so he is cold. I get him on the change table and I ask him if he would like a new night shirt. "yes mama" we do that...
"ryan would you like some pants for your cold legs?"
"Okay buddy we can do that. After we get dressed we can say hi to cars."1
I open the blinds in his room and we look out the window and Ryan right away "Mama a bus".
I go over there and say "Lets wave at the people on the bus Ry."
Ryan comes back with "hi people, lots of people on the bus mama, lots."
We do into the livingroom he begs for a box of raisins. As I sit down with my computer to check email he is eating raisins at his table looking out the window.
I say, "Hey Ryan, that is the only box you get today, THATS IT for raisins, yes?"
He looks right at me nodding "thats it mama, thats it."
WOW he has grown.