Friday, July 12, 2013

Quick Takes: Summer Coasting Addition

I have been nearly a week without my girl, Charlotte and I don't love it. That is all I have to say about that.
Oh Mariana. First, we have to do hip helpers, which is rough for me because I think the are ugly. But ugly clothes can look cute on a baby. Exhibit A:
But you've seen these. Here is exhibit B
I mean RLY! This is before I put a shirt on her and I fully admit to enjoying the elderly cyclist physique for far longer than needed.
Therapy Tuesday, yo.
So we have red, white, blue and black hip helpers and tops that are super cute to go with. Mae hates them, which is good because they work. At one point some helpful souls suggested I just sew up her regular pants. They have not seen my craft room, which looks like Hobby Lobby went on a bender and threw up in there. It's a disaster of craft supplies is what I'm saying. There is no sewing until further notice.

Dear friends who are pro-choice. You may no longer use the argument that pro-life people only care about babies before they are born. Why? Because of this story.

I have kept up on this story because it showed up in my feed, and I was ready to jump in if there was no one else. Why? because that's how most pro-life people roll. You know how else we roll? We don't jump down the parents throat for considering abortion. There's a level of compassion for the parents that really ought to be highlighted here. No one involved bashed the parents, indeed their privacy has been respected throughout. Pro-life people are not Westboro Baptist types. Carry on.

Mariana also can do this.
Bow brought to you by the letter "R" for Ridiculous

That is called "push". I stack the cups, I say "wait" 7,000 times while I stack. She sits staring at the column of cups like a retriever just waiting to get the command to "get it". I say, "Push!" and she does. Then she claps for herself.
So if you are wondering what we did this week the answer is; Stuff. I went to Cosco, We went to PT and L came to take the bigs to the pool while Mariana visited with Mrs. J. I folded all the laundry and Kate put it away. I went to visit a friend who recently had a baby. We went to our friend's house and had a playdate with 13 kids and 3 adults. Life is decidedly unfancy right now and I LOVE IT. No one has practice, the chaos of getting ready for school hasn't begun. It's that lazy summertime that I remember as a kid. We're coasting through and enjoying one another.

I'm not one of those moms who can not wait for summer vacation to end. I love having the kids home all day. I don't rush to sign them up for camps and play dates and activities. While I do keep them up on their math facts and reading, I just love summer coasting. I have to wonder why people love being a taxi driver during the summer. Camp sounds exhausting for me. I'm so weird.
My running buddy is going to be the new 3rd grade teacher at the kids' school. I am so excited. I admit not knowing the other teacher because Kate didn't have her. Kate's teacher moved up to another grade, and she was great. Paul's pre-K teacher replaced Kate's teacher and I was over the moon. She is perfect for third grade because it's a huge year in learning independence with projects and reports, and Mrs. E is very nurturing. But now S is the other teacher, and she's very nurturing too and I'm so excited for third grade!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Howdy,

    The photo of your little one sparked my interest to your post. Lo and behold, we share the same blog decor. And, we posted about the very same story.

    Enjoy the summer coasting. I may borrow the pharse :-)