One of the latest concepts that Josiah has been learning is how to wait. Patience is even harder, but I’ve been trying to explain it as, “being happy while you wait.” (It doesn’t always work.) Josiah is getting it (a little) and seems to be happier about waiting if we can getting him to say, “Wait,” while he is waiting for something. Overall, he is a good boy, though, and chooses to accept our requests rather than throw a tantrum (which he can do pretty well when he wants to).

Of course, all bets are off when Josiah doesn’t feel well —- which he currently doesn’t because of a case of Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease… For the last couple of days, Josiah has had fevers and, just recently, has manifested some lesions on his hands and mouth. He is pretty pitiful when he doesn’t feel good, especially when he is trying to force himself to do all of the things he can do when he does feel good. Hopefully, it won’t last for long.

On a lighter note, would you like to see how a good boy can go bad within seconds? Take a look…

When good goes bad...

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But, he’s usually good, we swear. Here’s a picture of Josiah and Mommy enjoying a cold swing on the front porch:

Josiah & Mommy swinging

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Last, here’s a picture of Mommy and Josiah writing Josiah’s name while we were waiting for Daddy’s doctor appointment yesterday…

Mommy & Josiah writing, 'Josiah'

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Actually, I just got a call from Mommy who said Josiah has been saying, “No,” a lot today. It’s most likely because of his not feeling well, but it sure makes it hard on Mom — aside from the fact that none of us get very much sleep when Josiah is sick. Thankfully, even though these sorts of experiences are difficult, we don’t tend to remember them for very long.

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