Being grateful for funtime playtime with my nephew Thomas:
Two days a week, my three-year-old nephew Thomas is with us while my sister goes to work.
He’s our little ray of sunshine.
And as much as I would LOVE to be his full-on full-time playmate, sadly CFS has other ideas: I’m usually wiped out after only half an hour and have to head upstairs for some bedrest.
Recently, I’ve started making him healthy banana milkshakes, with two ingredients: frozen banana and whole milk. Nothing else.
And I’ve found that getting him involved in the making of it usually increases the odds of him drinking it.
Today, he very carefullly held the blender jug while I put the frozen banana in and then added the milk: great team work.
Thomas is quite a sensitive soul around noise and usually runs away and hides when I switch the blender on. But today, he wanted to press the button. And so he did. A few times in fact.
As the blender roared into action, I started singing ‘Banana Milkshake’ to distract him from the noise. He joined in the singing and started dancing around; I joined in the dancing.
And thus, our Banana Milkshake, or rather our ‘Nana Milkshake’ song and dance was born. (Lyrics by Auntie Helen, choreography by nephew Thomas)
We had so much fun singing and dancing our way around the house. A joy-filled precious moment to treasure, that’s for sure.
So with this in mind, my happy for today is being grateful for fun playtime with my nephew Thomas.