Saturday, September 17, 2011

In Which Relatives Visit And Connor Has An Opinion

No seizures today!

This morning I drove down to the airport, leaving Connor and Jer sleeping (Connor stayed up until 1:30am last night) while I picked up my brother, sister-in-law and nephew, who have come to stay with us for a few days.  My nephew, W, is almost one and a half, and he is an adorable rascal.  Within about an hour he'd managed to turn our entire living room into a scene of happy chaos.

Connor was not thrilled with this development.  Apparently no one asked him if he wanted to have his younger cousin come visit and play with all of his toys.  Certainly no one asked him if he wanted to have his younger cousin come visit and play with his mommy and daddy.  He waved "bye bye" to W very emphatically several times, and when that didn't work he resorted to making his classic Angry Face a whole lot and pouting. 

Also when W came over and sat with us on my lap, Connor was patting him on the back maybe a wee bit too enthusiastically.  It didn't phase W at all, but I'm not sure that Connor's intentions were exactly to express his affection for his cousin.  Luckily Connor knows better than to actually hit anyone hard no matter what he'd actually like to be doing.  Also I'm not sure he has the arm strength to do any real damage anyway.  But regardless, the little guy is not happy about the visit at all and is doing everything in his power to let us know it.

Oh well.  He'll get over it.

W, on the other hand, seems to be absolutely thrilled with pretty much everything in our entire house; especially things that can be open and shut, banged on other things, or dragged along behind him.  He also thinks our cats are fantastic, and he expresses this by chirping "kitty" in an adorable half-intelligible squeal and launching himself enthusiastically in their direction, sprinting towards them as fast as his chubby little sock feet can go.

The cats are about as thrilled as Connor is with the visit.  They seem to be spending most of their time in the areas behind our baby gates, staring through the bars in a horrified fashion at the small, red-haired torpedo that keeps trying to coax them near enough to grab.

Well no matter what the cats think, I'm loving being able to catch up with my brother and sister-in-law and getting the chance to really interact with my nephew for the first time.  Last time I saw him he was only about six months old, so he's made some big strides since then!  I'm not sure what all we'll be up to in the next few days, but whatever it is I'm sure it won't be dull!



Julia O'C said...

Hope you guys have a wonderful visit!

leah said...

What a fun visit - there is nothing better than the happy chaos created by a little one. And YAY for seizure-free days for Connor.

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