I'm fairly convinced that a toddler chasing leaves across the playground is one of the most joyous things to watch. I'm guessing that a few of the trees here are shedding their leaves early and the strong wind today has brought them to the playground. Mikey pointed at them and said "Oooooo" before chasing off after them. That was before he realized that they crunch when you stand on them, after that he was chasing them and stamping on them. He also collected a few and brought them to me.
He was having so much fun that I don't think he even realized that none of his friends were outside. I find it odd that on a playground surrounded by 36 3-bedroom apartments we are often the only ones out there... occasionally joined by the children from the only two other families who ever seem to use the playground regularly. The only time there are other children outside is when their parents are using the grills. I think I'd go crazy if I didn't take Mikey out to burn off his energy, since he started walking he pretty much went straight to running everywhere. When it's raining outside and we can't go out we have to chase one another around the house so that he doesn't go stir crazy, little boy loves being outside.
The husband is out tonight playing cards, so I have the house to myself for a change. Pretty sweet deal I think!
In therapy today I was told that I was doing wonderfully with handling my compulsive skin picking, score! My skin is slowly starting to heal up, I'll be left with some significant scars but they will start to fade eventually.
We also talked about doing some OCD exposure therapy once my anxiety is lower in a couple of months. The mere thought of it terrifies me. This is also one of the things that they do to people with bad phobias, exposing them to what they are afraid of so that they eventually become desensitized. Sounds horrible right? But I guess it is supposed to be horrible, that's the point.
I'm working on some new recipes, I know I haven't posted any in a while. Apparently the husband thinks I need to up my game.
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