Entertaining or rather 'being entertained' or rather 'being mortified' by the melodramatic love stories Otto has been bringing home from Montessori every day. It seems that Cupid's arrow has hit the low-profile, generally confused, and wildly impulsive population at his preschool and he's involved in multiple marriages, including hugs and kisses. On Monday he married Sonya (he told her he loved her and she gave him a hug). On Tuesday it. was. over! Sonya had moved on to Simone, remarrying rather quickly if you ask me. Otto rallied and got cheek kisses from Sonya (she just can't make up her mind) and Rio on Wednesday. Now he's married to Rio but apparently cuckolding the poor guy in full view of all with Sonya who really should be true to Simone. But love's candle burns bright. It's all too much. And as silly and really darling as it all is, it is also horrifying to me that just 10, 9, 8, 7...? years from now this kind of thing will be far less innocent and far more exploratory and adolescent. Never!!!! Me no like. No like at all. Is my funeral.
Holding Loretta while humming, whispering, snuggling, and loving her as she yells at me, barfs on me, yowls, scowls, and rages against her frustrations. I am a little scared of what this woman will be like to raise, honestly. She is just so strong, so emotional and powerful, she is going to give me gray hairs and inspire me and impress me and be a wonderful parenting challenge. This poor little lady has been teething with no relief, no new teeth, for months. She has three molars coming in that are so visible that her gums are swollen with big blue blisters under the surface and white teeth showing but not yet poking through. She's also mastering walking and starting to talk in words, "tree, Et, Dad, Mom, chick-en, bay-daw = baby doll," so she has a lot going on physically and mentally and it's meant more snuggling and rough nights but I suspect a month from now she'll be feeling fine, walking around, and placing dinner orders.
Building mental plans for my Project-Per-Month Project of redoing the living room mantel. I have a list of ideas and am excited to start putting them into action this weekend!
Smiling about the Magic Treehouse book series we discovered at Easter (we included book 1 and 2 in Ot's basket). We have now read the first three books and I'm loving the adventures. They're thrilling and magical without being rude, rough, or scary. Otto is such a huge fan so when we visit the thrift store this weekend to look for mantel supplies (see Building above) we'll also be looking for more books from the series. I recommend these so highly!
Frowning that I was a pretty crappy friend and blogger as far as promoting my friend Kat's "From My Hand to Your Art" giveaway last week.
The official deadline to enter was Sunday but it didn't get as many entries as I'd hoped so I'm going to open it up to all of you here for another week. Go enter here by simply commenting which item in her Etsy shop is your favorite, plus there are other entry opportunities, and I hope you win a sweet handmade doll!
That was this week. Here are next week's themes:
watching, looking for, growing, riding, reading