I have to say, I’m so glad I have this group. (Jack is of course glad too as he talks about his friends all the time.) I’m going to give the ‘what they’re really thinking caption.’ Because they have thoughts, and they love to share them. Fortunately, I’m fluent in toddler.
Amedeo: I’m a little nervous about hosting this many people and my molars are freekin’ killin’ me!
Leora: I’m a big sister. Wanna see my tongue?!
Brooks: Did someone put carrots in the carrot cake?!?! Are you people trying to poison me?!?!
Jocelyn: I’m going to stick my chin out until one of you fools turns on Elmo.
Andreas: Jack, let me give you the scoop on this big brother gig….
Jillian: I hear the babies grow in mommy’s belly, but don’t ask me how they get there… I have no idea!
Jack: Guys, they’re about to try and take a picture of all of us, get in the cars, we gotta get the h*ll out of dodge!!
Cady: I’m way ahead of ya’ buddy.
Andreas, Carsten, Jocelyn, Cadence, Jillian, Jack, Amedeo
Andreas, Carsten, Jocelyn, Cadence, Leora, Brooks, Jack, Amedeo
In an effort to complete some things on my to-do list I hit the bookstore. I picked up this 365 Buddha it has a little meditation for each day and it’s not labeled by calendar day just labeled 1-365, which is good because if/when you skip a few days you can just pick up where you left off. Good food for thought!
I also finally found a new author who has written a bunch of books not in sequence. Usually I love a good series but it’s refreshing to be able to read them in any order! Jodi Picoult wrote My Sister’s Keeper which was made into a movie; I never saw the movie but I started there. Apparently most of her writings are based in medical and legal drama. They would be super great for a book club because I could see getting into some interesting philosophical discussions about the content.
So that’s 2 down and 10.5 to go.
Need an oil change? No problem!
- Monkey is kind of a b*tch, and isn’t friendly very to guests or toddlers. Jack needed a cat to love.
- I wanted a kitten. They’re cute, cuddly and they come fully potty trained.
- We go away a lot and I always feel bad leaving anti-social Monkey alone for a week/weekend.
But this is what we got out of getting a new cat:
- Monkey who used to over-eat (to the point of puking) about once in a while was over-eating almost daily, finally we got fed up and switched to dye-free cat food hoping it would just make for easier clean up. Now we’re living barf free. (Don’t ask me why I was buying cat food with dyes in it…)
- Monkey is so much more social! To the 3 of us at least.
- Jack has a kitty cat buddy who tolerates smothering hugs, pretend vet care, getting fallen down on, pokes to the eyes, ears and whiskers for anatomy lessons.
- Lap Cat!
- Admittedly it’s not all rainbows and tra la la here in kitten-ville, we’re also breaking a BAD human-food-eating habit and stealing of stuffed animals that are as large as the kitten, which means few animals are safe from capture.
Jack’s favorite thing to do in the car, lately, is to be a backseat driver. Every time we reach an intersection he tells me “this way” or “that way”. At first it was really confusing, because I kept wondering if he knew something I didn’t. Then it was really cute. Now it’s kinda annoying because he is starting to get PISSED when I don’t go the way he wants me to go.
I’m your mother not your chauffeur, buddy.