There is no doubt that Mateo loves his Mommy. 99% of the time, that's okay with me. Most days Mateo is independent, playing, into something he shouldn't be, etc. However, sometimes he just wants his Mama to hold him. Last night I was trying to get dinner made and he didn't care. He was stuck on my legs, so I grabbed the camera.
Don't worry though...as soon as I put down the camera, I picked him up and all was restored to normal again. In fairness, he wasn't feeling very well, but I didn't know that when this was all happening. As I have blogged about before, Mateo has terrible excema and his skin is very sensitive. Antonio was changing his diaper after dinner and he was broken out REALLY bad in the diaper area. Apparently, someone that works in his class decided to use baby powder or someone else's diaper cream (which I don't know why because he didn't even have diaper rash) on him yesterday. Anyway, we put A&D Ointment on him and his rash was 95% better this morning. I also had a LONG talk with his teacher and the director about this and I pray this doesn't happen again. His teacher leaves early and another teacher comes in at the end of the day, so I am guessing she did it, but I don't know. I really don't even care, as long as it doesn't happen again. The director knows how much trouble we have had with Mateo's skin because we finally convinced her to switch the detergent she was buying for the daycare because it was the main cause of Mateo's breakouts.
Anyway, in fairness, I wanted to post some more pleasant pics.
We do our best to eat dinner as a family at the dinner table every night. I think that is important to be able to sit down and talk about our days with no distractions. At this point in time, Tatum says our prayer every night, but Mateo participates too. I know I am partial, but I think it is the sweetest thing that Mateo will put his hands together when we pray. I decided to snap a picture or two during the blessing last night(Antonio didn't really like that I did this, but oh well).
Tatum is praying below. We are working with both of them on closing their eyes, but that will come with time.
On an unrelated note....
Hello. My name is April and I am addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper. This is a picture of our extra fridge in the laundry room.
ahem....and I may also have an addiction to buying this laundry detergent while it is on sale and I can get it for dirt cheap. You see, this is the laundry detergent we switched to because it does not break Mateo out. For a bottle this size, it is usually $5....not too bad. However, it is on sale right now at Kroger for $2.99, so that's pretty good. BUT I also had some coupons for $1 off of each bottle, so I got many of these for only $1.99. This should last us for a year or so...lol