Wezmans does a lot of things Jake didn’t do. He jumps a lot; I never remember Jake doing that. He sleeps better; Jake was (and in some respects still is) a fussy sleeper. He (knock on wood) hardly ever gets sick. Needless to say, there are many things that Jakes did that Wes doesn’t, but since the Nez is a wee toddler, he’s our comparison to Dude 1. Both were/are loving kids, but the Nez does this one thing that melts me heart every single time. At least once a day, I’ll pick him up and he’ll bury his head in neck and pat my back while hugging me. I’m not the only person he does this with. I’m not sure anything in the world can make my heart feel better.
The weekend was a good one as usual. Saturday Wez had music with omma and I dropped off Jakes at Korean school. After, we all met pals Odin and Keagan for a few hours of Children’s Center fun. Leah and Taylor were house hunting in Seattle, so Leah’s mom was in town to watch the dudes. She got food poisoning so all the friends jumped into action. In fact, omma and Jakes stayed the night at their place while Wezman and I stayed home. I took him to the park and then for a haircut. I took him to the place he’s gone to twice before, but I will never bring him there again. I won’t get into details, but she was the bossiest and most unfriendly hair dresser I’ve ever met. She was obsessed with Wes not crying. He never did, probably because he was terrified in spite of the fact that he was sitting on my lap (see pix below). Regardless she was doing things like insisting I shove a lollipop in his mouth even though HE WASN’T CRYING.
We all met up on Sunday just in time for me to take Jakes to the baseball game. We had an absolute blast. He’s still more interested in the food than he is the game, but he stayed happily until the very end. He had a couple of classic moments that require cataloguing here. First, one of the players’ “at bat” music is Cheap Trick’s “Surrender.” It’s one of my favorite songs, and apparently now Jake feels the same. He sang it all day. Then during the 7th inning stretch when the first notes of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” started, he got a huge smile on his face. Readers will know this is one of Jakes’ first ever songs. He’s kinda forgotten the lyrics, but attempted to sing along. The classic? The line “I don’t care if I never get back” was sung at full volume as, “I don’t care if you never come back!” I laughed hard for a good long while.