As per Dylan's normal course of action, we have been celebrating the last long weekend before the big long weekend drought with him being sick. By now we're pretty sick of him being sick; it's not that trivial an effort to toggle between the demands of work and those of the child. It's pretty obvious which of the two gains priority, but it's also pretty obvious there are people at the office who would like to cut some of my body parts off and rather slowly.
What these people fail to realize, though, is that the trouble at home means I'm much less capable when I'm at the office even though my time at the office is made more precious by its rarity. Or, to put it another way: We're in need of a vacation.
Till then, we bought Dylan what is probably is most sophisticated toy by far - a proper rocket, with moon buggies, a moon base, astronauts el al (and by et al I'm talking about the companion space dog, a bed, a toilet, and a microwave oven). I have said here before we were after proper toys and I have said how I would like to see Dylan getting to know the space around us, so this rocket goes well with all my favorite motifs. It goes particularly well with the Stephen Hawking books we recently got him; we're looking forward to some live reenactment of some of the books' scenes.
The following video records the initial unpacking of Dylan's new toy: