Just like a certain “tractor” library book I never found (any guesses as to who that was checked out for?), this blog is long overdue! My friend Faith called me out on my blog slacking yesterday – thank you, Faith, for keeping me honest! Between work, the kids, and the biggest thing to blame the last couple of weeks – the holidays – I have not found the time to do a posting. I feel a little swamped right now, mainly just because of the holidays. I don’t think I should really complain about it, though, because the things that are keeping us so busy are mostly really fun things that we are fortunate to be able to do. For instance, this weekend was our neighborhood’s Cookies With Santa, where Hayden (and Layla) got to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what he wanted for Christmas (plus did I mention there were cookies?). After that we went to Chuck E Cheese (don’t think they have those in the UK – it’s a pizza place with tons of arcade-style games for young kids) to celebrate Hayden FINALLY doing his number 2’s in the potty. Chuck E Cheese was the first incentive that really seemed to spark his interest in this particular area, so I’m hoping we have turned a corner now – he’s done it three times in a row now as of this morning. I know I am truly in Mommyland when I find this so elating, so please forgive me. Then yesterday we went to the Colts game. And between all this fun stuff every moment is stuffed with something – getting Christmas cards designed, printed (I had to go to three different places before I could get them right – can you believe it!), buying envelopes and stamps, stuffing, stamping, etc, buying presents, wrapping presents… ok I’m starting to get ahead of myself because I haven’t gotten that far yet, but it’s on my radar! The trouble with the wrapping is that Hayden doesn’t nap anymore, so the only chance I have to wrap his presents is after he’s asleep, and after a long day of work or running around with a 3 year old and a 6 month old I haven’t yet mustered up the energy to tackle that. But it will happen – it’s crazy busy for everyone this time of year and we all find time to get everything done (or at least all the must-dos – I’m starting to realize some things just won’t get done, like taking Hayden to see Polar Express which I was hoping we could do this year). We still have to come Christmas parties and events, a Chris Isaacs’ concert, a Christmas symphony, and what’s that, Work? You want me to work the Sat before Christmas? Oh goodness, it would simply be my pleasure! 😉
Does this even count as a blog post? Let me start another one and see if I can stay on topic. The kids, right! The kids.