After some furniture store trips with Matt and a few solid hours clocked with my next door neighbor at Pottery Barn, I'd say we finally got enough stuff to compose a living room.
I still want curtains, pictures on walls and maybe an ottoman and plants, but the framework for this room is done. I love it.
Ever have those weeks when you can't really think straight? When just knowing you have to do everything overwhelms you, so instead you do nothing? That's kinda where I was with my blog. ish. I've hardly opened my laptop.
And then this happened.
Last week at our Kindermusik class, a little boy named Owen (who happens to be Carter's age and is the only being on the planet I've deemed to be equally as cute as my own bug) stood up and sang a song ON HIS OWN and WITH WORDS. and NOTES. All seven mommies literally had our mouths hanging open and tears streaking our cheeks. I've never seen anything that adorable happen in person. You had to be there.
No, I should not compare Carter to his little classmate. But when it comes to stuff like this, you really can't help it. I doubt Carter even noticed we'd ever sung that song every week, and in the meantime, his friend had it memorized. When I drove home that day, I made a small mental vow to work harder with Carter. With his language, his songs, his conversations, everything. I don't have a plan for this, exactly, but I'm trying. So far my strategy has been to just drop everything and talk to him nonstop.
Owen's mommy doesn't wear a stitch of makeup and comes to music class in her pajamas. But you know what? She's one of the nicest women I've ever met. Everyone likes her because she wears her beauty in her friendly, happy eyes. She's obviously used every ounce of her time up on her son. When he stood up and sang for us without being prompted, the makeupless, pj look she'd been sporting suddenly made perfect sense.
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It's late. I want to hopefully go to the state fair tomorrow night ... Carter's not easily impressed, but maybe we'll run into a cool petting zoo there or something. I'll leave you with a Lately List for now. Yeah, I just made up the term Lately List 3.2 seconds ago.
Lately I'm loving
♥ burlap. anything burlap.
♥ having cul-de-sac yard sales with our neighbors
♥ hearing Carter say No, thix (no thanks) instead of No way
♥ taking a bath every night
♥ selling our old stuff on Craigslist
♥ watching Carter color
♥ salted caramel mochas at Starbucks
♥ navy nail polish
♥ maddi jane's singing voice
♥ finally being able to fit one of our cars into the garage
*trying to locate the matches for tiny toddler socks
*the length of my hair. most days I just leave it as a giant tangle tied on my head.
*deciding on a Halloween costume for Carter
*not being able to drive since someone stole my license. But I do steal secret Starbucks drives down the street now and then. shh.