I think this is the longest hiatus I’ve taken from this space since I first started it in…2008, I think? Our trip to the U.S. was so good and so worth it, but so exhausting. And when we came back, we were all sick to boot. It took two weeks to kick that cold.
We’re recovering, by degrees, though routine and normalcy are still only vague notions on a shelf we just can’t quite reach. I’m the kind of tired where I make some decisions, as a parent, that I wouldn’t make if I could just have one day off. But I can’t have a day off. Parenthood is for life, so I do the best I can and try to do better next time.
But that’s just to explain why I haven’t managed to get to the computer lately. There are lots of fun things to share, and I hope to snag little moments in which to share them with you too.
Little things like:
- celebrating Germany winning the world cup
Toby played hookey from work yesterday to bask in the glow of Deutschland’s win. (I didn’t follow much, but I did follow enough to see Brazil’s total humiliation. Wow, that was heartbreaking to see, wasn’t it?)
- eating treats
We found a new place to hang out, poke around shops, people watch…and it involves sweet ice treats and fresh mango? Who could complain about life when there’s such simple bliss to be had? Not this girl.
Oh the tired.
- making friends
Cy attracts the ladies wherever we go.
- reaching milestones
Hmmm…he might need another haircut.
This little imp is getting really good at standing up all by himself. He’s also figured out how to stack blocks, not just knock them down. He seems to say “Mama” and “Papa” a little more purposefully now, and once, when we tried to get him to say “Dot” he said “Da.” And, while he has always loved when I read to him, he has reached this new stage where he starts crying when I get to the end of the book. If I read it over again, he’ll stop crying…until I get to the end again, whereupon the world ends again and out come the tears. It’s like he’s distraught that the story is over…which, okay, frankly, I can sympathize with. But it does make it so I’m reticent to read to him, when it’s going to just induce tears every time!
Anyway, that’s just a little snippet of what’s going on over here. Tell me what have I missed in your corner of the world? Were you following the World Cup? Have you been out and about, enjoying the summer? I’d love to hear!
Thing I Love About Cy Today: When he eats something tasty, he sometimes says, “Mmmm!”