So Jet's patented Leap of Joy is when he's got his feet on something, somewhere, usually in his exer-saucer, 'cause he can plant his feet on the bottom part. And he pushes hard with both legs, flings his arms out, and flings back his head, all with a wild grin of pure joy and usually a huge squawk as well. It's great in the saucer, and makes the whole thing swing wildly, which he loves.
It's a bit more problematic when I'm holding him and he does this wild gyration of joy. This morning, when he brought his head forward after flinging it back, he brought his skull directly against my lower lip. He looked duly dubious after the impact, but only dubious. I think I have a fat lip. When he looked up at me after he had absorbed the impact and I smiled at him, he gave me a big grin back and wiggled contentedly. He usually does the head banging against my chest or shoulder, and occassionally my chin, but it's a bit easier on both of us when he does that. I'm going to have to figure out how to hold him so he doesn't whack my mouth again.
Still, it's hard to be grumpy when he's just so happy to see me.
The house has excellent insulation, and after the cold night, it was nice and cool in the house, especially in the cave that is our office. When I went to get Jet from his daycare, I got into the sun-soaked front seat of the Baby Buggy and just went "Aaaahhhh..." warmth. I like warmth, but only when it's cool everywhere else. I could just open the windows and get the interior to a reasonable temperature really quickly.
Jet was happy to see me, though he was also pretty happy playing with Haley in Joan's lap. Joan said he'd been playing the whole time, so he was likely tired. He snuggled in when I picked him up, settled into his car seat, and on the way home fell asleep. So I'm getting my extra hour in early. Tuesdays are usually pretty good days for getting my hours in and some extra to pad the rest of the week.
Half-time with daycare for two hours a day is pretty much ideal at the moment. I get logical time, play time, and time when Jet gets to play on his own or to sleep and it doesn't cost me more than my salary. That's useful. It's also great to have time for him to play with other kids and then have plenty of time for me to play with him, and the whole feeding schedule is just much cooler with a short break for daycare, then Joan doesn't have to mess with feeding him too often.
I'm just having awful luck with meetings this week. This time it was the all staff meeting, and in the middle of the meeting, Jet kicks the 'talk' button on the headset remote. It hung up, and now I can't get back into the meeting because it's a meeting where everyone at the site calls everyone that's remote.