Man, this week has mainly been spent making the slow crawl back to normalcy after the family plague hit us last weekend. Add daylight savings time on top of it, and that makes for a weird week. I didn’t mean to neglect the blog, but life happens, am I right!? I thought it would be fun to wrap up the week and head into the weekend list style.
// I cannot lie, daily blowouts are getting really freaking old. I finally broke down and took Jack to the pediatrician, and after looking at him and listening to his symptoms she said “He’s okay. He looks great, it’s just that the diarrhea can take 10 to 14 days to clear up.” THAT IS NOT OKAY.
// We have no gotta-be-here-at-this-time plans this weekend, and I’m so happy.
// Most of my day is literally attempting to tire Jack out. I try my damndest, but it’s proving to be a fruitless endeavor. The upside: he’s actually really fun and I enjoy him. The downside: I do not have the boundless energy of a toddler and I get tired. The truth: I took him to run suicides.
// I just referred to Jack as a toddler. WHAT.
// I hate sounding like a sunshiney Pollyanna because I much prefer snark and sarcasm, but being a stay/work-from-home mom is finally starting to be a genuinely enjoyable gig. It’s always unglamourous, often redundant, and I daydream about vacations, but now that Jack is able to do things, I feel like I’m living the dream. For a while, I was worried I made the wrong choice by deciding to stay home, but Springtime and a walking child has made all the difference.
// We have a neighbor who so graciously offers to walk Penny when he has the time, and it’s such a treat. One of the best things about owning a Great Dane is that, unlike toddlers, minutes of exercise can tire them out for hours.
// I’m clearly no Pinterest mom, but when I need to get some work done, I’ve found that pouring some water onto bakeware provides an eternity (aka: a solid 30-4o minutes) of entertainment. I just bring a water pitcher out on the deck with me and refill it every few minutes. He loves it, I love it.
That’s all I’ve got for this week, folks! See you back here bright and early Monday morning!