Ooh fun! Thanks Knitting! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAY!
Who is in your family? Me (29), DP (36), DD1/Zo (3.5), DD2/ Sage (7 months)
What pronouns do you and your family members use? all she right now.
If you already have kids, tell us two interesting things about each of them.
Zo tells stories out loud much of the day that have (in my opinion) pretty solid characters and story line, but too many references to poop. She likes playing alone outdoors creating intricate rock sculptures - one of which she has now spent 5 months, and a total of who knows how many hours on.
Sage communicates with us until we get it. She taught us how to EC when she was a newborn. She learns signs with haste. She can't crawl but she almost swims across the floor using her arm strength and sliding her body. She seems like she is hungry for tools to talk and move and get on with it already... but with all that growin is peaceful and content.
If you work outside the home (or inside the home at something other than parenting), what do you do? I work for a non-profit program where young adults live overseas for months/a year in a community affected by economic poverty. I train and debreif participants, support them while they are away, do office work, etc. My wife is a high school math teacher.
If you stay home with your kids, what do your days tend to look like? Right now my wife and I are both at home. She took the leave, and I work from home part time. Next month she will be teaching part time - so our days tend to look like:
am - DP with children, they generally play outside or go to the library/ I work in the office upstairs.
afternoon - DP goes to work, I hang out with Z and S, they both nap for an hour or so, then we create food or art until DP gets home.
Some mornings I skip work and we do something together.
What are your favorite things to do when you're not working/doing the grunt work of parenting?
I love food and cooking - and all things involved. I garden, I like to make my own pasta, I can and dehydrate. I like making bread.
I love being outdoors preferably somewhere beautiful. I bike/hike/ski/snowboard.
I love creating - mostly right now I have a bit of time to sew, I create art and promotional materials for my work and a few non-profits, I create with food. If I had more time and space I love painting, drawing and sculpture.
I love social justice movements and communities.
I like hardware stores, fixing things, finding a great deal on something we need, and I have my dad's love of buying new tools even though I don't have a project to use them on... yet.