Thursday, August 16, 2012


This may be the longest I've gone without posting. No particular reason. I guess we've been busy, and I haven't really had much to say. But, here are a few tidbits of randomness...
  • The kid started 1st grade yesterday. Day went fine. No meltdowns, no major love expressed either. Seems good overall.
  • I didn't cry when he started yesterday either. That also seems good.
  • I did take the day off work to be there when he got home. That was definitely good.
  • I'm still quite worried about how this year at school will go. I think I have PTSD from last year. Kidding. Mostly. Sort of.
  • Baby E continues to wear his unner-wears. He seems to do better (accident-wise) in the mornings than afternoons. That may be related to me watching him more closely then. Or not. Who knows. I'm still not overly concerned about or focusing on it.
  • I have a post brewing in my head about how our approach to potty training is a perfect example of what vastly different parents hubby and I are now as compared to when the kid was baby E's age.
  • I ate cold pizza for breakfast this morning. It was good. Now I have nothing for lunch, though, which is, you know, not good. Perhaps bad planning on my part.
  • I need a new cell phone. It likes to turn itself off when I send text messages. So I'm never quite sure whether the message went or not. In other words, if you get multiple texts from me, it's probably because my phone and I are not getting along.
  • My friend JE suggested on her blog that we need to come up with a new name for baby E to use in blogland. You know, since he's nearly 2 and all. It seems a valid point. However, he's recently started referring to himself as "baby", instead of "me" or his name. So we'll see.
  • Which reminds me that I seriously need to get to work on his party planning stuff.
  • I also have a 2nd instillation of the Cubicle Chronicles in the works. You're welcome, in advance.
  • Some days I have more patience for stupid. Today is not one of those days.
  • Going back to school leads to sleep deprivation for all of us. The kid, who has just finally started to sleep later than 6, now needs to be up 6:15ish. Baby E, who will happily sleep til 8, needs to be up by 7 (at the latest!). And I get at least an hour less sleep. Sigh. This may be related to the above bullet.

Today's Lesson: it's unfair to get pissed off at people for being who they are. The anger and disappointment you hold hurts mostly you. You do not have the power to change the essence of who someone else is. If who someone else is isn't acceptable to you, you have two choices: walk away and be done with them, or suck it up and accept them for who they are. That's it. Sometimes I need this reminder.


Elizabeth said...

I can't wait for the next Cubicle Chronicles! I was just thinking today how much I call G a baby, both to him, on my blog and when I'm talking about him. But it makes me SO sad to think about him not being a baby anymore, so I just shut those thoughts down :). Good lesson today- I need that reminder a lot!

Miss Monica said...

Transitions like school starting were always rough for me. I hope you guys can quickly get into a routine so things can get to a new normal for you.

Have fun party planning!

Emms said...

The lesson today was very fitting for my mood. I swear as I read it I felt some weight lift off my shoulders as I try to stop being upset over something I can't change. Thank you!