add me to the club of mama to drama queen boy. isaac always has been and continues to be difficult to parent. it seems to be sinking in more now that i am parenting a *very* different child. isaac is feisty and obstinate. i was warned that age 3 is very contrary and boy is that an understatement. he is also KILLING me with the 'mama mama mommy mommy mommy mommia mommia mommia' nonstop if i even attempt to talk to anyone else. there's some extra clinginess going on (i suppose the continued reaction to baby brother). i am trying to react with extra love and cuddles and a dose of patience but sometimes i feel
: i want to clench my fists and scream SHUT UP if i hear mommy mommy mama one more time....but i don't
baby boy fell off the couch last night
: no more couch time. he's 3 months old!!! wow. and probably 20 lbs. i moved him out of his bucket seat and into the roundabout yesterday. no more moving the sleeping babe into the house easily but i couldn't even move that thing easily with him in it anymore anyway. this was the 2nd night in a row of him sleeping from 9pm til 6:30am.
i am having fantasies about brand new tract houses. i think something has changed in my post-partum mind.....something that calls for brand spankin new and sooooooo many bathrooms and a closet i could do a cartwheel in. and a sewing room that isn't in an unheated basement with no plugs
if you would have told me i'd be willing to leave hip portland and run to the burbs i'd say nevah! but something drastic has changed in my mind and we looked at model homes yesterday
(of course doug is all over this plan). so now i have model home fever. i'm sure the finances don't quite pencil out but there's a subdivision ON the clackamas river i dig (hiking trails and fishing!). talk about great white flight. but doesn't happy valley sound....happy? i just don't know if i can get past the small yards and the homogeneous house thing. *le sigh* but they kind of got me with the travertine tile thing
: doug is also on a giant campaign to get a boat.
cleaning the house is on my list of goals for today. well at least laundry and dishes. our cabin weekend was great, except for the ride home. it was relaxing and enjoyable but i would NOT recommend labor day weekend at that cabin. our trip in october was much nicer because the campground was closed and it was nice and quiet. there were boatloads of people up in that thar woods for the long weekend. we ate well and roasted lots of marshmallows
claudia - i'd love to visit the beach house too! your weekend sounded great
i'd get the internets too.
there is lots of 'first day of school' talk on the news and it makes me realize just how soon we will be dealing with that. i know we are not going to homeschool so we will have to figure out what we are going to do. waldorf school? military school?
public school? catholic school? yipes.
i got up early this morning to have some "me" time with my cup o coffee. it feels good