Sunday, February 4, 2018

Life Right Now....

I have been wanting to sit down and write some things about life and the boys right now, but I just can't seem to get to it.  So here is a small list that will have to do for now.

- Kids are interesting.  I find that when Caldwell is in a harder phase, than I find Mason so delightful and cute I can hardly handle it.  Then they switch.

- I felt this way when Caldwell was a baby, but I believe it to be true with Mason as well.  If I open my eyes in the middle of the night or in the morning, Mason can sense it and wakes up too.  Even though he sleeps in another room.  I've really been trying to wake up earlier than the boys to get some writing for my Podcast done and scripture study and literally not matter how quiet I am, Mason is up seconds later.

-Monday and Wednesdays Grandma Jan picks up Caldwell from Preschool and will keep him another hour or so.  Sometimes they do McDonald's or he plays at her house.  Mason usually goes down for a nap and having that free time, is amazing.

- Chris is so busy lately.  He'll be traveling the next two weeks for work, and has to travel in March too.  I love that he's busy and thriving in his career, but I hate sleeping here alone.  It's crazy to see how much we anticipate his arrival home each night.

- I've fallen back into the habit or watching TV at night instead of doing my wellness routine.  Which usually includes reading, meditation, writing, bubble baths, laughing with Chris.  I hate that I like TV so much and I'm refocused for the week ahead.

- I've been thinking a lot about how to parent my kids in certain topics that are heavy on my heart.  Along with,putting more focus and money into emergency preparedness.  As I think, I make fake speeches in my head about how we can address some of this harder topics (gay marriage, womanhood, premarital sex, abuse) without hurting people's feelings who are dealing with this in their everyday.  How can I teach my kids to be sensitive, inclusive, and kind but also stand up.  I've come to the conclusion, I can't teach them if I don't do it.  So I'm thinking about that....

- Since Christmas Caldwell literally asks for a cookie everyday for breakfast.  We NEVER have cookies for breakfast so I can't figure out why he asks.

- Caldwell creates all day long.  He glues, draws, and cuts paper.  Often using things he finds outside for his creative endeavors and then we hang it on the fridge or stack it on his dresser.  Every other day I go in and throw away half of it.  Sometimes he realizes, sometimes he doesn't.  I have no idea what to do with all this, but I like that he does it.

-Mason literally only cares about what animals are in the book, on the street, on the TV and wants to know what sound they make.  When the cat my neighbor and I share (long story) sits in the window.  He will literally stare at it FOREVER.  When we went to the zoo this week, the lion got right up and came eye to eye with Mason.  He was literally the only kid, amongst many, who didn't back away.  Then moments later the same thing happened with an ape.  I want to remember this for when he literally becomes a zoo keeper one day.

That's all I have time for now. Caldwell is 4, Mason 19 Months....