We are breathing down winter’s neck, and the blog has fallen by the wayside.
I have writer’s ADD. I cannot seem to focus on just one project at a time, and so for the past few months, I meandered over to my book project, free lance opportunities, and the start of an exciting new collaborative blog project (coming soon)! But Im feeling the urge to play a little catch-up over here. So here’s whats been happening:
We had a (few) birthday(s)
Remember the last post? It was all about documenting birthdays, remembering the small moments and celebrating the toddler. Well, The middle man turned 5, and while I did take pictures, and pay very close attention, I didn’t write about it. Is this the fate of middle children? Swept along in the schlup of life amidst people who demand the centre stage? Well, pushing the mama guilt aside here are some things I’d like to remember about my tender hearted middle man at 5: (and my list for Write Alm’s December prompts)
*He may have a strong (loud) temper, but he is always quick to try to help his brothers feel better, with a hug, sharing a toy or being sweetly attentive.
*I love finding him pressed into a corner of the couch alone, talking quietly with a play mobile guy, a speck,or nothing at all, lost in an imaginary world. Something Big Kid never did.
*He is my most snuggly guy, still finding his way next to me in bed each night to cuddle close.
*He is always hungry, and the first request is always for something ’treaty’. Unless he wants crunchy salad. Weird.
*He is starting to draw a lot, coming up with really cool abstract designs most of the time (mazes?), but sometimes surprising us with hilarious family portraits or birds.
*He is into castles, quests, beasts, magic, and all sorts of fantasy stories, bringing me into a world I never went in for as kid, but am thoroughly enjoying through his eyes.
He’s a quirky one, this middle man, and we love him for it.
Mr awesome and I also had Birthdays. I finally joined the league of the 30year olds, officially making me a grown-up. I remember being seventeen, working at the restaurant where Mr. Awesome and I met, and another co-worker telling me it was her thirtieth. I was floored. Thirty seemed so old, so mature, so out of the realm of my life. But she was this spunky gal, never lording her wise years over me, always treating me in a (kind) big sisterly way. And she was so excited to be out of her twenties, to know herself better, to have vision for her life. She gave me a new perspective, and Thirty couldn’t feel better (and not old at all)!
And in other exciting news…We are expecting baby #4 in the spring!
Other than the biggies, life is happily rolling along, full of the everyday hubbub of classes, field trips, family and the messy exuberance that comes with a life full with littles.
Happy December 1st!