I’m not quitting this Week In Review thing. I was just kind of out of sorts yesterday, what with sleeping UNTIL TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING. With Emma, but still. Ten. In the morning. With a baby. I mean…okay, I’ll stop talking about it now. But yeah, I was just kind of “meh” all day yesterday with no motivation to edit pics or come here and type. So I did things slowly throughout the day and then had to paint a onesie last night after nearly burning off all my face hairs.
So, here’s our week, last week, in review. With zero fireworks pics because I only had my phone and the fireworks were over as soon as they began thanks to a misfire on the ground. (Good news? Joshua has no idea that fireworks get any better than that. So, win.)
Disney Jr. released an app that has ready-to-watch episodes of Little Einsteins, Doc McStuffins, Secret Agent Oso, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Chuggington. There are also apps for the other Disney channels (XD and regular Disney, I guess?). If you have a cable provider that works with them, you can stream live Disney channel to your iPhone or iPad. It’s pretty awesome, really. And no, they didn’t pay me to say that. (But Disney, if you want to hook a mommy up? We won’t turn you away. Promise.)
He pretty much thought this was amazing. He helped cook dinner, then he helped clean up. He did not, however, eat any of the dinner that he helped cook or clean up after. Meh. You win some, you lose some.
I don’t remember Joshua “finding” his hands like this. Probably because I was caught up in a sleep-deprived, postpartum depression-fueled haze of not paying attention. Either way, Emma’s found her hands and I saw it happen this time.
Our best friends’ little boy turned one on the 4th, so his birthday party was Saturday. Their oldest son and Joshua are almost the same age and they played hard all afternoon. So hard that Joshua was nearly silent for the whole ride home because I think he was just too tired to talk. That’s how you know he’s had a good time.
So that was our week.
Here’s what I read:
First, my sweet friend Diana got some news that gave me chills when it was 104 degrees outside. Like, J.Lo-style goosies invaded my arms and legs and I had to take a minute. Her boys are getting birth certificates. She said it best when she said “If your baby died, your baby lived. Period. Things like that matter so, so much. I’m so happy she gets this tangible proof of their life to go with the intangible proof they wrote on her heart.
Next up are two posts that seem to go hand in hand to me. As mothers, we get so caught up in the bad that sometimes we don’t see the good. (See my thoughts on Emma’s discovery of her hands just a quick scroll up.) What we forget, is that the bad? Any of it? It’s all just a phase. While the Huffington Post needs to help from me to publicize their articles, that one was too good not to share. It’s all a phase, y’all. The sleepless nights, the tantrums, the crazy. It all ends. And when it does, will we look back on it longingly? Jill at Baby Rabies wrote a letter to her 51 year old self about all the ways she wants to freeze this time with her kids. About the ways we all want to freeze these good moments. The baby smiles, the toddler snuggles. Just like the “bad” moments, these don’t last forever either.
I’ve got something like two more posts to write for today and I’d like to get a shower in there somewhere. Maybe. But I had to keep up with this Week in Review because I don’t want to be a quitter. So tell me, what did you read last week?
Tuesday 10th of July 2012
My kids are quite insistent on "hook," which is what they call Jake & the Neverland Pirates. I really wish they had The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse steaming, though, because I'm pretty sure I could use that to calm my daughter down in most any circumstance.
My kids demand to help with dinner, and they demand to help clean up after dinner. Naturally, it takes about 4 times as long to get anything done when I actually let them help. But, they want to. And no, if they "help" with dinner, they're no more likely to eat what was made.
Sunday 15th of July 2012
So, "Hook"? Yeah. Joshua's decided to walk around the house with a coat hanger in his hands declaring himself Captain Hook. Why he always chooses to be the villain (except when he's being Spiderman or J. Jonah Jameson) I'll never know.