The little guy loves the movie Wall-E and I found this robot Wall-E for him for Christmas. Technically, it was a gift for poppa, from Jack. Poppa was kind enough and patient enough to put it together for him.
It remains bloody cold here, -33C tonight, but I'm stubborn and don't want to stay home just because it's cold. Yesterday we went to the mall for a walk indoors, to burn off some energy, and I saw what I call sundogs; technically it's a 22° halo, which I didn't even know was a thing. You see them in the winter when it's really cold and the sun is low on the horizon.
Today I took Jack to an indoor playground which he likes. We were there about ten minutes when he tripped and fell, and banged his face hard on a picnic table. He's got quite a large, swollen area right beside his right eye and a small, abraded area. I asked the staff to fill out an incident report and let the social worker know what had happened. I was feeling like a crappy grandmother until one of the parents there told me about his parents opening the front door and banging into his daughter, leaving the mark of the deadbolt on her forehead. It wouldn't have bothered me so much except children's services is still involved in his care and this is how everything started with his mom and a black eye.
Tomorrow we're going swimming, I think. I have to convince myself to put my bathing suit on and go out in public. Jack doesn't care what I look like, just me. He was funny the other day when he noticed one of my tattoos on my backside. He pointed and said, "What dat?" If I chicken out of the swimming, we'll go wander around West Edmonton Mall and burn off the energy.
Christmas holidays have been kind of a blur this year, with everything blowing up it seems. I still haven't cooked my Christmas turkey yet, maybe this weekend. I'm working hard on just taking one day at a time but I miss making plans. It's not just Jack and what's going to happen with him, but covid, climate change, and the world in general.
Right now I'm thankful that I have a magic bag to take to bed with me and a good book to read.