9.03.2007

what a way to make a living


summer is winding down and the kids are heading back to school so it seems only apt that i head back here to the blog. so many things have happened in the space between then and now. cohen had his first (but i am certain not last) run in with a sharp edge. this time it was the space smack between his eyes that took the brunt of the wooden train impact. thankfully there weren't any stitches and word has it very little crying even, (he was with his nanny) but you can still see it almost a month later so we will see if there is a scar. Since then there have been dozens of bruises and scrapes on legs and arms and chins. not one to be knocked down by pain he is always on the go.
this is fun!
we went to the pne a couple of weekends ago and much to my surprise cohen was completely overwhelmed by the experience. he is constantly surprising me in that way. it was not unlike that time he was terrified of grass, only this time grass was petting zoo animals and large crowds clapping in unison. it is the strangest things that trigger fear in him. for instance, there is this scene in an episode of caillou we sometimes let him watch where a real elephant (as opposed to a cartoon) is shown eating an apple. it completely terrifies him, he covers his eyes and turns away in tears. is it because the apple is red? the trunk is so long? the elephant drools too much? who knows, but apparently he does not like superdogs, petting zoos or elephants eating apples. jumping off the bed without holding on though? no problem.

4 comments:

laish said...

look at that big guy! he looks so much different from even july. my friend, steve, is terrified of elephants - perhaps cohen has the same phobia?

welcome back! I dragged myself back to the screen as well but am making no promises as to upcoming frequency...

Juno Ruddell said...

cohen looks so wonderful. And I love his phobia of grass and elephants and such...its so endearing..I too have major fear around the mmr. I am so glad it was ok for all. Nice to see you back!

Tara said...

hmmmfff he is all big now!

m said...

I think if I came across a group of people clapping in unison for no apparent reason, it would freak me out a bit. And I'm with him on petting zoos. They scare the crap out of me.