On the plus side, B is now cooperative enough for me to carry on my back, so that's a good way to do stuff with him around. This weekend I walked down to the farmers market and got groceries with him (delicious late strawberries and blueberries). Then C and he and I went to the park for an hour. Our Labor Day observance was the big parade in a neighboring town, which (perhaps not entirely inapposite) was dominated by marching units from the military college located there. B ate scraps of pizza and C played in the bouncehouse at the street fair on the village green (the guy who ran the concession says that business is way off, with kids who in previous years would have gone through several times per venue now going once if at all).
Tomorrow is story time at the library, where we will be returning "Henry and Fred Learn About Lead". Wish us luck.