Yes, I am still alive. Doing quite well, just busy as all get out. Seriously? Two kids? No JOKE. Some of you may already be aware of this, but I even forget to pee most of the time. I'm all, remember two hours ago, when I meant to run to the bathroom? And then I remind myself that it is okay to put down the baby and pee; just do it lightning quick, lest the toddler chucks a car at her delicate head.
(Yep, that happened. And I lost my mind and starting sobbing. Things are better now, I swear.)
So I have approximately a second before one of these little miracles wakes up. A few things:
- H started preschool. PRESCHOOL. He goes twice a week for five hours a day. He has had three FANTASTIC days and one day where he bit a dude and pinched the other kids' bellies for no reason. That was a stressful day; but he's coming around. He has "goals" (Be gentle! No hitting!) and he now carries around papers ripped from his coloring books, scribbling on them and muttering about said goals. Last week, he asked his 20 month-old buddy: "Christopher? What are your goals?" My heart could explode with love for him.
This shot was taken shortly before he tried to throw his sister down the front steps.
He perked up though.
- He knows more about pop music than any other two year-old on this planet. Seriously, somebody get this kid on Ellen. He is a man obsessed: each time a new song plays on the radio or the iPhone, he demands: "Who sings dis song?" And once told, he repeats to himself, "Edward Sharpe sings dis song." And then he never forgets that. Ever. To date, he can correctly identify Pink, Rihanna, Neo, Edward Sharpe, The Lumineers, Johnny Cash, "5 Maroon", Taylor Swift, "Jepsen" (for Carly Rae Jepsen), Jason Mraz, Gavin DeGraw, and likely some I'm forgetting. My boy is wicked smart.
- Ailie Eden is a dream. She is so expressive and smiley and lovely, despite the fact that, this weekend, she started balding and developed an awful case of baby acne. So despite looking like a middle-aged man/pubescent teenager at present, she is the most gorgeous lady that was every birthed. Naturally. She is also not quite fitting into big bro's cloth diapers (which are essentially destroyed, despite my best intentions) and so she poops and pees on me regularly. It's still wonderful.
- I've been cheating on you guys, a bit. Check out my new venture, http://totalmamamakeover.wordpress.com/ , which is a fitness/lifestyle type thingie. I don't know exactly where I am headed with it yet, and the look of the site is also under major construction. But I feel compelled to write about health and wellness and exercise and finances and happiness and pop music, so I thought I better start a new blog in that vein. Thanks for reading!