What is this Adventure?

Full-time Mama & Part-time school social worker in the throes of toddlerhood at its best and worst. In my short tenure as a member of the prestigious Mamahood club, I find the reality of it all to be amazing, exhausting, hilarious, challenging, a blessing, lonely at times, nostalgic, guilt-ridden, and the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me...all at once. Sit back, read, laugh and cry with me on my adventure!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

"Back to School" proves to be a happy occasion for 50 percent of us...

Here is one of the happy campers that school is back in session.  Kier started his first day of preschool at the end of August and honestly, he hasn't looked back.  I am extremely grateful to report no tears, happy stories on car-rides home, and everything seems to be going fairly well on that end!!  He spends a lot of time at the writing table (which is no big surprise to us, since he has been letter obsessed since he was born.)  It was bitter-sweet for me to see my baby going off to school, but apparently (and thankfully), I was the only one who had a hard time with it!

The other happy camper is Paul, who always seems to make the best of work and be happy about it.  He started his third year teaching art at his current school.

So, that leaves us...the girls.  We're not that thrilled.  Hazel, my former "good sleeper," is currently screaming her head off upstairs because she doesn't want to take a nap.  (By the way, she naps for 3 hours at the sitter's house).  She wakes up constantly at night, and in general is not liking this whole fall transition.  Ugh.  I'm hoping it's a phase?

As for me, work is just overwhelming, as is such with most "beginning of the years", so I'm sure I'll adjust.

And Zoobert?  We'll have a better look next week for our 20 week ultrasound!  I am so excited and nervous.  Did I mention that we are actually going to find out the gender of baby this time around?!  Yes, it took some convincing of Paul, but we are!  While I'm trying really hard to get over my sense of "doom" from the beginning trauma of this pregnancy, I still feel this overhanging sense of anxiety that I am hoping clears up with the 20 week ultrasound.  I have had a total of 5 ultrasounds for this pregnancy so far...and only one of them said "everything looks good".  Let's hope this will make number two.

In other news, Hazel has taken a strong liking for pink and purple.  Is this ingrained in some kids from birth?  I don't get it!!  The other day at the store, before I blinked, she held up 6, yes that's right SIX, pink t-shirts and then told me, "Mama, I nee dis."  hmmmm....  Here she is in her pink ensemble that she picked out.  Yes, she's not quite two yet, but MUST pick her clothes every day.  I find this is a battle I'm not willing to fight most days.  

Kieran continues to love all things Superhero and attempts to wear the same Superman shirt every day.
Also not a battle I'm willing to fight.  Hilarious.

By the way, see the hat and long sleeves?  It was about 90 degrees the day he wore this.  "I won't be hot" he insisted.  And he never complained once.
The kids are getting very excited for the baby.  I've gotten every question under the sun including, "How does the baby eat in your tummy?"  "How did the baby get in your tummy?"  "How will the baby get OUT of your tummy?"  "What will the baby eat?"  "Does the baby like broccoli?"  "Why is the baby taking so long?"  "How do you make a baby?" "Will we get a new mini-van?"  and so on....

And so we enter my favorite season...stay tuned for pictures of apple picking adventures and corn mazes!