Last weekend, while Nanni and I shopped at Mistletoe, John Michael took Ryder to Vaughan to help Grandaddy do some work around the farm. Ryder's not a bit scared of the cows.
When we got home we built a fire and Ryder really wanted to help. Actually, he would have it no other way.
Oh please, he forgot all about it.
Do you see how he is scratching his toe? When he watches TV or is sitting still (rare), he scratches his hands and feet the entire time. It's so sad. It's either become a habit from when his excema was so bad and he was always itching and scratching, or it still does really itch. It breaks my heart.
When trying to get ready for work each morning, we have quite the time trying to keep Ryder occupied. He wants to be held the entire time, so when we find something that captures his attention, we usually give in. Except this time, JM wasn't aware of this particular situation. Later he said, "Did you see what Ryder did in my closet" and I said "No, what?!"
So John Michael and I are very guilty of saying we don't have ANYTHING to eat for dinner (when in reality we have an entire pantry and refrigerator full of food, just not anything we are in the mood for). Last night JM came home a little cranky from a bad day at work, and then around 6 he remembered he forgot to turn off everything at work, which they are required to do. So I said, well that's okay, we'll swing by there on the way to Wing Stop! He said, no, we're not going to Wing Stop, we need to eat at home. So I said okay, I'll just work with what we've got. I found half a box of pasta shells, half a bottle of alfredo sauce, a can of sweet potatoes, half a bag of pecans, half a bag of marshmallows, a can of green beans, half a bag of swiss cheese, two slices of bread and some butter. And folks, we had ourselves a meal! These are all half used food items that I would have more than likely just thrown away. I encourage all of you to make use of what you've got sometimes, even when you are not in the mood for it, at all. It's horrible how wasteful we are as Americans.