AND he is at the age where he can do fun thing with his Papa. (Before you even start, don't. Dane is loved so very much. He does different things and is loved for his own milestones at his age. He will get there. He will be able to do big fun things too.. but for now it is Chaz's turn!!!)
A little lul in summertime childcare means you call your folks. It is a necessary thing for us working folk and THANK GOD they are close enough to help me out. I needed them to keep the boy for a few days. Literally like two. We shifted him to Bentonville for a few days and ....
Let me back up...
Me: "Chaz, you are going to spend a few days with Gaga and Papa."
Chaz: "Yep, I know. I am going to build a HUGE treehouse with Papa. Let me get my gear"
Me: "Gear?? You have gear??? And he told you about the treehouse?"
Chaz: "Yeah, he bought lumber"
Me: "You know what lumber is??"
Chaz: "Mom, I need to get my gear. Lumber is what you use to make a treehouse. C'mon!"
Did that just happen? When did he become 35?? Gear??
Then he returned to my bathroom in this "gear"
Glow outfit, gloves and sunglasses. These are what you need to build a treehouse.
Giving Papa instructions and Papa taking him... the later is amazing.
Popsicle, you should be proud. You are amazing!!
We brought Chaz back a few weeks later for the "Big reveal!!"
And then this happened. A few weeks later he went back to school and they had to write a several page book about "How I spent my summer vacation" Did he talk about random days are Chuck E Cheese, Neighborhood parties, Summer camp at FAC, Vacation, etc???!?!?! No, he wrote a book about the tree house. Pages includes "Buy lumber" "Make the stairs" "Cut windows" "It is easy" "It is fun!!" I am pretty sure his Papa would disagree with "It is easy" but I am CERTAIN he would agree with "It is fun"