Ryan has been in a pretty foul mood today… and he is still making the grunty/throat clearing noise (day 4).
We popped into the Toy Library and Ryan asked his usual “why are the rolling doors up?” and I chose a few puzzles for him. Then we headed out for a walk at Gordon’s Bush. It was a beautiful sunny day and we found a few cool rocks (in photo) and hid some. Ryan asked to push the pushchair and he only ran over my foot 3x so not too bad lol. The giant puddle he splashed in yesterday had dried up to a shallow mud puddle so he ran through that a few times before trying to run across the cattlestop at the gate. I managed to grab him in time before he fell in it.
Back home we tried to get him to settle and distract with activities but he was just miserable and grumpy. We tried food, pain relief (because often he can’t/doesn’t say if he is in pain), and eventually decided to go out again. We drove out to the airport and watched dirt bikes racing, collected some more rocks for painting and looked at the beach/river. Ryan was a mixture of happy and not about the bumpy road. He said it was fun, then complained it was too bumpy, then asked to stop now.
He asked to see if the train was running at Kowhai Park. It was the right time and day it usually runs so we headed there. As we pulled into the park Ryan saw the train and started screaming “Put it away, put the train away. I don’t want to go on the train!” What!?!?! Thats not like him!
So we kept driving and suggested another walk at Gordon’s Bush (which is not far from the park) and Ryan agreed.
We did another few loops walking Gordon’s Bush, finding and hiding more rocks, with Ryan pushing the pushchair. Then we went to the lake and watched the fountain, which Ryan enjoyed. That used up most of the afternoon and we went home for bath-time.
I started Ryan’s bath running, put the bubble bath in and it was about half run when he reached in, pulled the plug and started screaming he didn’t want a bath. That’s not Ryan either! He had a shower then got PJ’s on. Nuggets for tea and Beat Bugs on Netflix. Poor little man has a sore face with blotchy dry skin too which isn’t helping his mood, I’m sure 😦