Sunday, September 17, 2006

boys and their toys


Everywhere in my house, I find myself looking for visible spaces of carpet on the floor to maneuver my way through toys. My son has a lot of toys, lately he's been playing with big blocks and duplo which are everywhere. It is not my sons toys that concern me so much though.... My husband has recently been re-aquainted with his childhood hobby of playing with lego. There are tubs, and baggies, and blocks, and unidentified pieces everywhere. He has spent most of his free time in the past few days sorting his lego by colors, shape, body parts, etc. I admit, it is a pain in the neck to have to step over and around the lego to get to the computer , and to avoid resting my arms on the computer desk which is cluttered with lego as we speak- I dont like getting the little pieces stuck to me. It is,however, cute when he comes up to me after an hour of hard work and shows me a lego-dump truck with all the contraptions that could make it somewhat realistic.

It no longer worries me when we go out shopping and Matthew asks me if he can go to the toy store. I dont expect him to take interest in the 'sissy pants baby toys', even though he sometimes he might try to be sneaky by implying he's looking at toys for William. I've come to grips with the fact that my big strong husband is sometimes still a boy at heart, and I wont try to change that.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Trial and error

Well, the past few weeks have been filled with me making decisions, trying new things out, changing my mind, making new decisions, and so on....

I now have daycare arranged for William from Monday to Friday, but he's been sick for the past few days, so I've stayed at home with him. My 'plan' was to go back to work part time, and go back to school as well, however I've realized that trying to balance all that out is very difficult. After my first 3 days working at a golf and country club, I've realized I get zero satisfaction from being underemployed. However, I dont have any specific skills or training that I feel entitle me to a better job. So, my current stance is that I will focus on school this semester...and next? who knows. I am so exhausted from trying to figure out what will work out best for us.

On another note, my poor sick little boy is waking up from his much needed snooze- he had a checkup yesterday, and all is well (of course). He's still on the upper end of the weight and height chart. Sometimes I look at him while he's sleeping all stretched out and imagine that the little baby that was growing in me a year ago is practically a little boy.

Also, I would like to welcome my good friend Christina from Germany to the blogging world! http://thingamajic.blogspot.com/
I'm afraid my "Denlgish" (my sad attempt at speaking "Deutsch") is a little rusty, otherwise I would try to translate. Maybe some pictures might make their way on there soon !?!?


Here are a couple cute ones of William, courtesy of Matt's camera cell phone