I'm BAAAAAAAAACK!Hi May Mamas!!!
Huge to all the May Mamas! I've missed you and been wondering how you all and your little people are doing.
I've been taking a big ol' MDC break lately mostly due to homeschooling and a general need to reprioritize and think more carefully about how I spend my time. The good news is that all is well, and really, the only bad news is that I'm deciding to spend way less time online in general. But thanks to very sweet PMs from Els and HF, I'm checking up on you all and I'm going to hang out and read and even post a bit too! Its all about balance...
So, here goes with the big update! Ben is AMAZING. He's totally talking and even cracking little jokes - today in the library he went around introducing himself to *everyone* as "Bubba" and then laughed hysterically after. He's using complete, mostly grammatically correct, fully understandable sentences all the time. Whoa. He's really into trucks, planes, trains - basically anything with wheels that burns a polluting substance. (About bikes, he could care less!) He's getting really social too and loves hanging out with his buddeis next door. Eats everything except for foods he randomly decides are "So so gross!" As in, "No waffle, mama. Its so so gross!" About sleeping - well, we're not complaining - not too loudly anyhow! Ben's got his own room where he spends about half the night. I'm lazy and would rather have DH bring him in to me instead of hauling my tuckis out of bed to go nurse him in his own room. It'll change when it needs to, in its own good time. So that's Ben!
DD is *LOVING* HS, as am I. She's in a HS-only production of Macbeth and appears to have found her calling. It is an honor to watch her learn and bloom, and to be the first person she turns to for help and questions. We're having a ball. In addition to Shakespeare we're learning about Uganda and dabbling in multiplication and division. My parents are still pretty awful about HS but everyone else is mellow and supportive. Its so wonderful to feel like this huge part of our life is now really *RIGHT*.
As for me, I'm plowing through birth and PP doula training, trying to get all the workshops and things done before we go to India in the fall, leaving only a few births/PP experiences for that year. And yea, India is still on the horizon, albeit still tenatively. DH finds out about funding in April and we'll decide after that. I'm also knitting a bunch. (Wool=Addiction - what can I say! ) And things with DH and I are on a much more even, positive level than I think they were last time I posted.
And that, not-so-briefly, is that! I have little blog now, mostly for kid-news and knitting bragging, and if TC (or someone!) will send me the YG info again, I'll post the URL over there.
I'm looking forward to catching up with all my May Mamas again and I promise to keep you all posted from time to time!