At the same time, I don't think sun and Benjamin's skin mix very well. He has eczema issues and put some sunscreen into that mix along with unavoidable sun and ... well.... I don't think he was always comfortable. A good sport, but not always happy. He's also newly into real food and it's a bit of a guessing game as to what his whines mean now that we have the added one of "I want something solid in my mouth!". The kid loves gnawing on things. Loves it. Carrots, cucumbers, cheese sticks, zucchini fritters, dill pickle, bacon... you give it to him and he loves it. Gotta watch him like a hawk because he will take chunks out. Even though he's getting good at mashing things, he still doesn't understand all about chewing and swallowing.
|oh, those s'mores!|
|awesome brother moment|
But in the midst of all that, there is still time to just sit and do (mostly) nothing. To laugh with my baby, read to my boy, watch clouds materialize in the sky and then fade out of existence (a lovely pass time, by the way), enjoy some s'mores myself and be mesmerized by the amazing night sky (complete with shooting stars). All in all, I don't have too many complaints. The benefits definitely outweigh the trickier parts.