He's been great all week. It's been a really, really good week for us, and Thank G-d for that. He's been happy (for the most part) and playing quite a bit all week.
Wednesday, he and I got some sustained time together in the afternoon. We played outside on the swingset for quite a long time! He has continued to greatly enjoy rolling a ball down the slide and chasing after it - or having Daddy or Mommy chase after it. He climbed up onto the platform and actually stood up briefly, which is a big accomplishment - I think he's a little afraid of heights right now. He gets very nervous up there and doesn't want to stand up. Wednesday, he did stand up, albeit briefly. He also went down the slide by himself - backwards, on his belly, but he did the entire thing by himself. I helped him sit up down the slide the next time, which he was a little wary about doing. He loves his swing.
Wednesday, he also came to school during lunchtime, with Mommy (obviously). He played around with the percussion equipment in the back of the band room. That room is like a gold mine for him: lots of stuff to play with, and ALL of it makes LOUD noises! He loves the bass drum and the bass drum beater. Thankfully, he hasn't discovered the gong yet. He will, though. Funniest part of the whole thing - when my colleagues and I were talking about next year, he came running at me (well, waddling quickly at me) YELLING at the top of his lungs, "Dah-dee! Dah-dee! Dah-dee!" One of my other teacher friends said that she knew The Boy was in the building because she heard a "Dah-dee! Dah-dee!" from down the hall. Very cute.
Yesterday, when I got home from school, the three of us passed out for a nap. I did turn on Elmo at the start of the nap, which my wife gracefully reminded me was a bad idea for getting The Boy to sleep. I would like to inform the jury that this reminder occurred 45 minutes into the movie, so I'm not entirely at fault, here. They were both passed out when I left for the doctor's and graduation.
Chemo will start next week. We'd like to do it on Sunday, then push back to Saturday next time, then Friday before that. They don't like to start chemo on weekends because the Valerie Fund is closed on weekends. We don't want to push it back to Friday and have another week slip past, even though it wouldn't be a horrendous thing because I actually have next week off from work. Whatever. We'll do what we need to do.