Awhile ago, Jacob looked like this: Now he looks like this: Every year around Jake's birthday, I get a little freaked out by how much time has passed. I also sometimes can't believe I have managed to get him to this point with no major terrifying incidents. (There's still time, I know.) Tomorrow Jake starts… Continue reading how fast can you count
This summer Jacob spent two weeks at the summer camp I used to go to as a child. The first week was an overnight camp, which he approached with a positive attitude and only a little trepidation. At the end of the week he was tick-free and playing it cool, though his counselors tipped me… Continue reading same as it ever was
Last night, I made fortune tellers with Jacob. I mean, we called them cootie catchers when I was a kid, but whatevs. I forgot how much fun they are. Jacob got mad because I refused to choose "regular" colors, as he calls them: I decided to take a non-traditional approach to the fortunes, too. I… Continue reading you say to-may-to
It's clear that Jacob a) remembered to change his clothes, and b) knew where to find the clean ones. So we're good.
This Sunday, I'll be taking Jacob to summer camp. This is monumental for both of us: it will be Jacob's first time at overnight camp, complete with full-time counselors and bunk beds. And it will be my first time letting Jacob stay overnight at a place other than one of his primary homes (my house,… Continue reading summer is really here.
Jacob successfully tested for his green belt today at karate. He was super excited because this is a pretty big milestone: he moved from the beginner class to the intermediate, which, aside from meaning he's no longer a "little kid" also means he now gets sparring gear and an awesome new blue uniform. He worked… Continue reading fast as lightning
Tonight was Jacob's spring concert. It was funny and horrible at once, the way little kid concerts are. The show was somehow loosely based around nursery rhymes and making lemonade, though I'm not sure I understood the connection. Jacob was hilarious, alternating between engaged and distracted. Tonight was also the first night that he decided… Continue reading lemonade
I've been working since yesterday on a longer blog post recapping VH1's new reality show Transform Me, but it's not quite done yet. So instead I've been thinking about field bags. The straps on field bags are always too short for me, so I can never wear them comfortably. I was scouring etsy (my favorite… Continue reading exploratory walks and stuff
So if you have kids, or have gone to summer camp, you probably know what these are: Small plastic craft beads, ideal for stringing into necklaces, bracelets and anklets. Now, raise your hand if you've ever seen one shoved inside someone's ear. Seriously. Raise your hand. No? Well, now you can honestly say that you… Continue reading see this?