Well, I put on my slippers and went to our backyard, suddenly aware that we have the ideal hiding spot for a runaway child: the playhouse (not to mention a shed). Unfortunately, the child was not living in our playhouse, but I am sorely amazed: it is a perfect runaway spot: we had about 3 blankets in there and some patio cushions, not to mention fake plastic food, a mini play kitchen, semi-carpeted floors, an old scooter, and an escape slide.
Maybe (probably) I shouldn't jest in the circumstance, but I was rather hoping to find him living in our backyard! It is so sad to hear about young runaways, especially when it is so cold! So cold!
Our own little one is asleep in his crib, and he's a bit too young to runaway or even contemplate it. He has lately been "saying": ma ma ma ma ma... Jamund has been trying to teach him "papapapapapa." That hasn't gone over so far.
In regards to food (because of course you all want to know about it), Simon now has under his belt: squash, carrots, peas, green beans, bananas, sweet potatoes, prunes, pears, peaches, rice cereal, oatmeal (for babies), and some banana puff things that supposedly melt in his mouth (when he manages to get them in). Oh, and zucchini. So far his favorites are sweet potatoes, squash, and zucchini. Sooo excited about the zucchini today. You'd think it would be the fruit, right? Weird child. He must not like sweets as much-- I did anti-crave chocolate for awhile when I was pregnant.
Also... "Monarch of the Glen." Our new addiction. Thanks Heather. (We may have to do a free trial of Netflix to watch series/season 2 since our library has lost the copies it supposedly has!)
Also also... we finally spent 15 minutes to save 15% or more. Farm Bureau fed us up (?) one too many times! Hello Geico.
p.s. Thank goodness we didn't have to insure this puppy before we took it for a spin: