Dirty Bananas…

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I need to solicit advertisers for our blog. Cleaning advertisers to be precise. Perhaps Johnson & Johnson would be interested. Or maybe an antibacterial company is what we need.

Since our last post the weather in Atlanta has been absolutely beautiful. We are back to the flowers blooming, trees sprouting leaves and the grass turning green. Every day I see more and more daffodils on my drive to/from work and now the tulips are starting to come up as well. The temps have been in the 80’s and it’s been sunny and perfect out.

Last weekend we spent some time at Piedmont Park. The view is so great; you can see the downtown Atlanta skyline.
We put out a blanket and mommy, Owen and Delta chilled while daddy and Ryan kicked the soccer ball and threw the football. Ryan ran and ran and ran and ran until his cheeks were bright red.

Ryan stopped dead in his tracks while chasing the ball. I’m guessing there was a random bug there or something that caught his attention. You have to love a two year old mind!!

After a great morning we took a little walk over to the dog park so Delta could run and run and run and get rid of some of her energy.

I have to admit we’ve been taking full advantage of the spring weather and have been spending time outside every day. We have quite the display of sidewalk chalk art in the driveway. Ryan even did some “art” on himself.

Ryan even has skinned up knees and elbows already which is a true display of his love of the outdoors combined with his need to run “super fast momma, super fast.” As he goes running down our driveway (which has a slight decline) or the sidewalk in the neighborhood. He tends to go a little too fast and being in shorts and t-shirts he hits the concrete and instantly skins up his limbs. Poor kid. I see these becoming permanent scars in the very near future since he just re-skins the scabs already there.

He’s such a tough boy though. And he LOVES to show off his “boo-boos” to everyone he meets. He typically turns to daddy to “fix my boo-boo” and get him all set up with bandaids and such. Although I have discovered that with this “fixing” comes a little confusion as he shows off his boo-boos to everyone on the street. He points to his boo-boo and proudly tells whomever will listen “daddee did it.” I have to then quickly point out that daddy FIXED the boo-boo, not gave him the boo-boo. He tells me this when it happens at school too “Wana did it momma. Wana did it” when in actuality he means that Ms. Tywana FIXED it and again, did not give it to him.

Anyway, back to my need for an advertiser for this blog….

The weather has been nice and we’ve been going to the “side” (aka slide at the neighborhood park) almost every night. The other night we were there and Ryan was eating his afternoon snack, a banana. He dropped it in the wood chips once or twice and before I could get to him to take it away, he would brush it off and take another bite. All I could think is, God made dirt and dirt don’t hurt. I was saying that to make myself feel better.

After quite some time at the park, we decided to walk home and make dinner. On the way Ryan was busy goobling up the second banana mom actually brought for herself and about 2/3 of the way through eating the banana I noticed that it was turning a brownish color because his hands were so dirty from playing in the sand, dirt and wood chips at the park. Gross!!!

I actually found myself shrugging my shoulders and saying, “Oh well. He’s eaten dirtier bananas right out of the wood chips.” That is when I realized that with my very active and inquisitive 2 year old boy, I must always keep antibacterial hand stuff in the stroller for instances such as this. I have a feeling that this will be an occurance we encounter quite often this summer. And I also have a feeling that this wasn’t even the dirtiest of bananas the kid will eat….
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