I realized that I never got around to posting Danny's birthday pic! So here it is :) (Four months late)
Did I ever mention how dysfunctional M's family is? There is a lot I cannot mention here coz its simply too personal. But here are two gems from their rudeness/silliness/whatever.
Incident 1. So we had a small family occasion at home recently (In M's family, small means 30 people!). The guest list included one of M's close aunt with a two year old toddler. Okay so they arrive and immediately this kiddo starts trying to pick up my 14 month old. I gently tell him not too. All this time the parents are just busy talking to others. Danny then brings out one of his toys and immediately this 2 year old grabs it and starts playing. Danny obviously wants his toy back. I did what I thought would be the best plan of action to quell any temper tantrums from either kids. I bring another toy and give it to Danny. Again the 2 year old grabs it. I then sat down with them and told them to play together. The mother just sat their and kept saying Danny is so naughty. The 2 year old finally took Danny's toy and sat alone playing with it. So I grabbed D, took out his favorite book..and well D got distracted and didn't create a scene..I planted a kiss on his forehead and said 'Good boy'..and this other lady? She gave me DAGGER looks..and another family member said that by telling D that he was a good boy I was actually saying the other is not! I mean is that wacko or something?
Then later, I was teaching D to count (he says one when I ask him to count..cute!!!) and this kids father tell another member (within my earshot) that first I need to learn to count (my husband's family speak a different language). I finally lost it, turned towards him...and counted till 10, in their language.
Incident 2. One of M's relative (his father's sister) told ME, on my face, that Danny looked like me, thus he wasn't cute. WOW!!!!!!!
Also my bloggy friend at A Field of Dreams gave me an award!
I need to rush now, so I will post more about the award in my next post.
So long peeps!!
PS: I simply loved this ICLW experience. I have discovered so many new beautiful blogs. Thanks Mel.