No water so I got going as fast as I could and got my shower in and washed up the dishes before leaving at 9:40. Ended up picking up dd and dgs and taking them shopping instead of them coming here. We went to a hard-to-get-to-by-bus thrift store with the best stuff I've seen. It is the nearest one to the a very rich neighbourhood, but also a right next to a very poor neighbourhood. Yet it was very well stocked.
Dgs was very vocal and cute all day. At one point, dd took him along the toy section and I pointed out to her an "Emergency vehicle" of the sort dgs is enamoured as of last weekend. He spotted it too. It was a toy firetruck in a small bag. "Take bag to Mac's house!" he announced. For $2, I thought that was reasonable even though I just spent $25 on a Tonka one for him for tomorrow. Now he'll get two trucks! I also found a firetruck board book with a steering wheel and console attached with buttons. The batteries are dead so that's another project for tomorrow although we had some of that type, just not enough, and I've emailed dh in case they are stored with the device that we need them for. No idea what, too thick for a watch but the right size otherwise. Maybe the laser pointer.
At my house, there was no water (expected but I was prepared) so we washed hands by soaking them in water in sink which he liked. His last potty trip the water had returned and when I turned on the tap, he said "Nana tap working again." Dd was particularly impressed with the use of 'again' as well as getting the tense of the verb to match the adverb. Surrounded by incredibly precocious family (we all have large vocabularies and express large thoughts that use them) it should not be a surprise. We taught him 'savour' a few weeks ago since he was wolfing down a croissant that deserved to be savoured.
Speaking of taps, while we were babysitting him at the hotel in August, there was a waterfall tap. I went to wash my hands and exclaimed, "I love this tap" to which he replied, "No play in water!" I'm guessing he was playing too much with the waterfall and had been rebuked, so I was too!
He had a great time playing with all the toys at Nana's which is what he had been asking to do for the past 2 weeks. Today we pulled out the Fisher Price farm and house after the train set was put away. He also insisted on putting everything away so he's good that way. Makes cleanup when he leaves pretty quick (just put the bins away.)
He only napped 30 minutes after playtime. He slept 2 hours once here with his daddy but his daddy put him in the spare bad and lay with him the whole time (it is almost 3' up, over hardwood on concrete so yeah, can't leave him alone in there.) Actually, his daddy napped most of the time but they both deserved a rest that day. Dd insists on putting dgs on the floor or in the pack-n-play. Without blankets or anything else. Then leaves him, in a strange room, subject to strange noises and drafts. No wonder he doesn't sleep well. Next time, I think I'll ask if he can sleep in the bed with me so he'll get a good rest. I suggested he sleep with his mother but she wouldn't try that. Instead she lay on the floor with him and then snuck out.
I drove them home because it was rush hour and I didn't have the heart to make them take the long bus ride on a packed bus. During the short nap, dd and I finalized the grocery list and I did the shopping on the way home as well as get the wheel torqued. I was still home by 6.
I've done nothing since except eat. I have the dishes to wash up and need to go pick up the mail as well and return the stroller to the car (it came up but didn't get back down.)