Currently is a weekly link-up with the lovely ♥ Randalin of Harvesting Kale and I am her happy co-host each week. I hope that you can participate by writing your own Currently post (using the provided themes or your own) and please join us by linking up. What have you been growing, buying, earning, judging, embracing this week? Over here, we have been...
The kids have been Growing like weeds. We keep a little growth chart on the wall and Otto has shot up 2 inches since January. He is the most gangly little character, especially when he runs around the house in his underwear with his giant head of hair and little stick body. Loretta has also grown about 2 inches since her birthday, which was in March.
Buying no haircuts for Otto and the boy kinda needs one. Several weeks back we introduced him to the idea that he reminds us of a young Mick Jagger from the 60s. Big head, little body, pillowy eyes, and prancing around in his skivvies... he really does have a Jaggerness! "Let me see," he said. So we started playing youtube videos of the Rolling Stones back in the day. Ot was loving it! He started asking if things were, "cool like a rock star, like Mick Jagger," and telling us, "You can't always get what you want, Mommy." Well, we were not discouraging this mini obsession because it made us laugh and smile. So, my parents are visiting and my dad usually takes Ot to the barber shop as one of their things, but this time Otto put his foot down. No haircuts! He said the words no mother ever longs to hear, "I want it short in the front and long in the back, like Mick Jagger." Gulp.
Earning a muffin top and who cares?! My mom and dad have been here all week which means lots of ice cream and way more eating at restaurants and evening beers than normal. Muffin top, look at her grow!
Etta has been Judging everyone for not understanding her. She is at that age where words are about to happen in a big way but right now she is mostly just frustrated that we don't know "Ba" is book and not ball, which is also "Ba." I expect full dissertations on why we're annoying her, by Christmas, for now we get a lot of scowls.
Embracing chaos. That is always the goal. I am bad at it. My brain understands what I want to do - be zen with the universe and all that. But my body is all insomnia OR narcolepsy depending on the night and my brain is on crack 24/7 (not really obviously). I just want to slow down and enjoy the enjoyable parts because the kids will only be this little once. Things I know. I'm just working on it.
That was this week. Here are next week's themes:
needing, reading, wearing, picturing, expecting