oh, little buddy

You’ve been cranky lately. I’m sure it has to do with some combination of teething, fighting the norovirus, and a possible ear infection. In addition, you’re struggling with how to communicate your desires to us. And whining and arching your back really doesn’t scream any one thing to me. It could be a number of things and playing ‘communication by elimination’ every time you whine is getting old. So I will admit, I’ve lost my temper a couple of times this week with you. I’m sure it has to do with some combination of recovering from the norovirus, cleaning a house that has been trashed by the norovirus, and cleaning up very very stinky diapers of yours (seriously, there are no words that can describe the smell of these diapers) while you squirm and cry. Oh, this has been an interesting week for us.

But luckily, you’ve got this smile of yours that can turn my mood around in an instant…

and those frustrations just disappear…

You can work magic, Ephram. Yes, magic.