Merrik is home sick again today. He has a fever and is acting a bit delirious so I know he’s not feeling well. He’s usually so full of energy and jumps from one industrious project to the next. Today he’s tried to do puzzles but even that wears him out. I had to take a picture of him because his cheeks are so pink. Usually they get like this when he’s been running around a lot. I love it when the get pink (except when he’s sick) because they remind me of his dad’s pink cheeks which he gets for the same reason. The top picture is how Merrik feels. The bottom one is how Merrik wants to feel. He recently told me that when I ask him not to smile, it makes him smile. I didn’t have to ask him not to smile in the above picture.