I have a hard time telling Henry what I do for work.
"Mummy works in an office. I sit at a desk, write messages into the computer, talk on the phone, go to meetings, and write more messages." I hope he thinks that is very cool and inspiring.
It is also pointed out to him that by doing this work, we have money to buy Mr. Men books and ice cream.
So life is pretty good.
I stayed late at work on Wednesday and took the liberty to walk up Bay Street to City Hall to see the Ai Weiwei installation that was still there after Nuit Blanche, and I took some pictures along the way.
"The sheer quantity of bikes and the diverse perceptions of viewing points create a colossal labyrinth-like, visually moving space, which represents the changing social environment in China and around the globe."
|The Bay St. office tower where I work, on the 4th floor mind you.|
|Bay Street, walking north towards Old City Hall.|
|New City Hall|
|Ai Weiwei installation for Nuit Blanche|
|Toronto architectural melange|
|I thought I was smiling.|
Over the weekend, I had Henry pretty much to myself both days. So we braved the chilly air and lack of public transit (b/c of marathon) to visit the Distillery District. Henry tried a caramel chocolate at Soma, and watched some chocolate discs be decorated with nuts. We walked around, saw old farm trucks, interesting sculptures, bought a toy at Bergo, marvelled at the awesome novelties there, and had a coffee and banana bread in a very artsy and sophisticated coffee shop. Fun and exhausting morning, and the boy still didn't nap in the afternoon. I have a feeling the naps are starting to wane. But not if I can help it!
|He savoured every bite. But still likes lollipops better.|
|"Mummy what is this?" "A thing to climb on!"|
|"Just change this, add an extra layer, and I'll approve this design."|
|Little Helper has been asking to make pumpkin muffins. I used canned puree and cheated. |
For all those curious.
|Sunday was brunch at Aunt V and Uncle T. They served all his favourite foods!|
Henry can now identify the letters H, O and sometimes S, T and C. Does that spell Scotch? OMG. He's also learning simple addition. If you ask him what's one plus one, he'll say 2. What's 3 plus 1, there's a bit more of a pause, but often he'll come up with 4.
While I'm proud of his learning, my sharing this has more to do with how much in awe I am of how people work. How we are born with the desire and ability to learn. And how complex and lengthy the learning process is in order to be a typical adult.
For the next little while I think it's settling into winter, wrapping up the year, preparing for the next one. But, we'll see what comes our way.