Wyatt is currently terrified of bugs and especially mosquitos. I don’t know if it is the Zika virus news or not, but he is convinced that you will die if a mosquito bites you. There is no reasoning with him, because how do you have a reasonable conversation with a child who starts shaking at the thought of being outside. When we do force him to go outside, he wears a hooded sweatshirt – zipped all the way up with the hood on his head. I’m not sure how he is going to survive day camp this summer but we will be experimenting with bug spray to convince him it is safe to be outside.
Wyatt was not happy to go outside to take pictures yesterday and of course I would not let him wear the hooded sweatshirt. He was upset and looking all around for bugs instead of looking at me and the camera. Fortunately my Dad was there and he assured Wyatt that he would watch for bugs and he did. He stood a few feet from Wyatt the entire time and Wyatt was able to relax and smile for a few minutes.
Thanks for watching over my children the same way you have taken care of me all of my life. Happy Father’s Day to you, Scott and Papa from Juliana, Ruslan and Wyatt!