It’s getting too depressing. You would think that there is nothing fantastic in my life if you read my bleary blog posts. That’s not true at all. I just have a tendency to write it down when I’m waxing philosphical (rob says this is spelled right so send your letters to him if it’s wrong) or feeling bummed and not necessarily when I am happy. HOWEVER, let me say a few happy things now.
I fought the work load tooth and nail so I could take a week off. Oh my gosh I really needed the time off. I was really burned out. Ok, so I still had to do the sales taxes and home and run to the office today but hey it was only two hours of work, I didn’t have to be there to do it and I got to take Melissa to the office and show her off a little.
But I’m FREE!!! free free free. free to be me free to be mommy or may may as Melissa would say. hehehe
Yesterday on my first “official” vacation day we went over to visit “Uncle Murray” and “Auntie Bea”. AKA Janice’s parents. Of course Janice wasn’t home so cause it was a work day for the rest of you. We had a good time until Melissa decided it was nap time and had a small melt down before I flew out of there. I’m getting really good and the 2 minute grab and dash.
We had a great rest of the day to ourselves and when daddy came home we got to go to the super duper market. For those of you who don’t know, I am not allowed to make regular trips to the supermarket. I am an impulse shopper. We always spend a mint when I go with him. I buy lots of useful things though that Rob would never think to pick up. He ususally sticks to a list when he goes. The compromise: I go about once every three months. This way we can still experiment with new stuff once in a while but not go crazy.
Today, I dropped Melissa off at my dads and rented a steamer to clean my rugs. UGH you say?! “What? On you vacation?” I have to tell you it’s a tremendous load off to have that done. I haven’t done it since I went back to work from maternity leave.
They were bad. Worse than bad. I’m always amazed at how much better this room looks after I get them done. I also feel better about letting Melissa scoot around on them.
Let’s talk about Melissa again. This crazy girl is starting to take her first solo steps. She does better when she’s not thinking about it. She can do about two or three step now but not with any regularity. She can however cruise around table to get whatever prize is on the other side. She’s a fast one. Yesterday I took my eyes off of her twice. The first time I found her with her little tykes refrigerator shoved aside and up to her elbows in the fireplace ashes her hands black from soot. I had to laugh. The second time she scooted up right next to me while I was reading something online and the next thing I knew she had our checkbook torn up all over the living room. Our checkbook is a column ledger pad in a three ring binder. She’s our little disaster waiting to get loose. Today Melissa had a quiet protest. We put her in the pack n play so we could prep and eat dinner. She very quietly and methodically dumped every toy out of it except the two she could lift high enough to get over the top. She didn’t yell or whine. She just dumped everything out. It was hilarious.
She’s also starting to eat more big people food. She had meatloaf and mashed potatoes the other day. She’s also eaten in no particular order: vienna sausages, yogurt, toast with jelly, rice chex, cherrios, ground beef, ground turkey, cheese, pancakes, fried potatoes, various fruits, toddler finger foods, some grass from the yard and one register receipt. Other things we’ver tried to give her but they end up going over the side are pasta, green beans and broccoli. We naturally started using a splat mat for this reason. And since I cleaned the rugs we will continue to use the splat mat.
She’s also starting to say words. Again not regularly but today she at me, looked out the car window, pointed and said “tree”. And indeed there was a whole stand of trees right there. I’m thinking Princeton and scholarship for sure. I mean the kid said “tree”. She’s a genius already. Beauty and brains. She can’t lose.
We started planning Melissa’s first birthday party. I can’t believe she’s going to be one. It seems like I just finally figured out what to do with a newborn and now I don’t have one of those any more. (sniff) Now I have to figure out what to do with a toddler.
She really is my heart. I love her so. I love watching her experience new things and learn something that she didn’t know before. She’s so amazing. We are so lucky to have her. She’s makes me see things in a perspective I never had before. I wonder what we did to fill our time before she was here? Whatever it was, it wasn’t nearly this much fun.