Not much to report this week. I haven't been doing much other than job searching and spending time outside with the Dukes.
It is so rare that we have mild pleasant weather here. I am trying to get outside with her every night. We've settled into a little routine. As soon as I get home from work I make dinner. Then after dinner we head out to the yard or the playground.
She is still very fond of the chase games. Particularly if I am some sort of creature like a "big fish" (she's then a little fish) or I am a pirate ("Arrr!") or a zombie (that's a new one from school)that she must run away from shrieking and giggling . We establish a chase pattern such as this recent one at home:
-start at her plastic "house" by the real house. I am on the steps to the basement, we are both "sleeping"
- "It's morning time!" she slides down the slide and starts running down the sidewalk towards the back gate.
- I lumber after her ("Arrrrr!") cutting through the grass and "hiding" behind the serviceberry
- She comes running back down the sidewalk and I "surprise" her by coming around the other side of the serviceberry and follow her down the sidewalk to point of beginning.
- Repeat until bored. (her not me. or it would probably end a lot sooner.)
Most amusing: If I don't time it right- she says "You wait there pirate!" until she gets in her "house"(=safe place). too funny