|Laughing, making his monkey dance|
As you know, Felix loves his sock cat and his monkey. He loves them so much that he's constantly covering them in kisses. His sock cat gets extra love; he sucks on its' arms and tail, making them incredibly soggy and, over time, quite stinky! Today I decided they both needed a good wash, before Felix takes them with him for his surgery on Monday, so I put them in the washing machine while Felix watched me. He wasn't quite sure what to think as he watched his little buddies swishing around and around, and kept looking at me with a puzzled look on his face. He gave them both extra big snuggles when I got them out of the clothes dryer. They were still warm and smelt beautiful and fresh, so they were extra nice to cuddle on a cold day.
|Cuddles with clean sock cat|
Felix got a little treat tonight. I was on the computer and noticed someone local was selling a Fisher Price piggy bank toy really cheaply. Felix has often used the same toy during his therapy sessions. It's good to encourage fine motor skills, and it has always been one of his favourites. For some reason, I've never been able to find one in our local shops (we only have one shop that sells toys, so that's probably why!) I quickly got in the car and drove around to pick it up. It looks almost brand new, which is a bonus! Felix was so excited when he saw it, and played with it for 20 minutes without stopping. It even plays the music to Old MacDonald's Farm which, of course, is Felix's theme song at the moment. He sat 'ee, i, ee, i, oh-ing' and snorting his very best pig sound as he put the coins in the top. Definitely a great find!
|'Counting' out loud|
As usual, I feel a bit nervous about holding my baby while he's put to sleep and then handing him over to a stranger, for his surgery. I know it's only something very minor, but it never gets easier. My heart goes out to my friends who have had to endure endless major surgeries on their little ones. They have faced challenges I hope I will never have to. I have so much admiration for their strength and resilience.