My girl learned how to climb up our alp-like chairs.
You Go Girl!
....No, wait, Sit down! Where did you find that knife? Put down mommy's coffee! SIT DOWN! Don't push back! Nooo.... Ahhh!
I think it's only a matter of time before we visit the ER.
Though our table will clearly stay clutter free going forward.
this book a while back, feeding my fascination with the one-off disaster and our reactions thereto. Some of it was spent on the folks that ignore the fire alarm or tornado siren and end up burned /squished, respectively. Some because they didn't want to embarrass themselves by panicking. Or some, who just can't be bothered (me, ten years ago). Now I don't want to be the twit who stays in her comfy bed, despite the siren, and ends up squished under the bathtub because even though one of us already had our tornado of the year and it would be statistically impossible for it to happen twice (you know that's a joke, right?). I am QUITE SURE the one alarm I ignore will herald the Actual Emergency (as in "had this been an Actual Emergency...") - because my life IS the one off. Such were my thoughts at 4:30am.
We went to the company picnic today and we DID have a great time. Everyone else was busy wrangling their kids - I don't know why I thought we'd be on display. My fabulous friends were there & one kid short for the day so bonus equal kid:adult ratio! Also, bonus was the unexpectedly diverse crowd - lots of beautiful saris, a couple wheelchairs, and one kid with a cochlear implant. Who was sitting next to the deepest puddle my girl could find & insisted on splashing in. Not that her splashes could have reached his head, but I don't think Julia would approve if we took out a CI system.
|She LOVED the bass & was dancing on stage. Which I have no pictures of because I suck.|
|HOW CUTE IS THIS KID!?!?|
Also, something about teaching him to handle adversity and disappointment... Clearly not the right moment today in his post-carnival state of exhaustion & crashing blood sugars (Today was a lesson in Mommy will try to make it right, even if it is just a balloon) but this is when it starts, isn't it? More to come on that, maybe.