Note: If you do not already know who I am, then you are advised to turn back now, lest ye die of boredom. This is not the blog of someone who is trying to become a famous blogger. This is meant as a memory bank for our future and as a way for our out-of-town families to keep up with the goings-on around here. I am increasingly bothered by the permanence of the internet, particularly in regard to children who have no choice in the matter. As a result, I intend to keep things pretty matter-of-fact.
December 27, 2013
I have started to let Stephen use my camera under close supervision. Yes, he is holding nearly $3000 worth of photography equipment during this shot. That might also explain the odd choice of framing. Put the Christmas tree in frame? Nah. The mess on the desk in the corner? Absolutely.
Anything that breaks free from the routine is a struggle for Henry. This includes vacations, traveling, holidays, even his own birthday. We tried our best to stay out of his way and present him his stocking when he was ready. We made progress because he nicely put the stuff back in his stocking instead of getting angry. Here he is putting his new tooth brush back in the stocking.