Hmm, do you think Happy had pasta with red sauce that day?
There is a rumor going around here that my camera is repaired and ready. If the rumor is true, I promise to attach the strap to it and actually wear it around my neck when wandering and not try to put it down in precarious places between shooting photos. And, lately, I’ve been seeing these gorgeous photos on people’s blogs where they seem to turn their picture sepia and there’s just a pop of color here and there or there is this golden, non-natural light tone to it. I want that magic. Does anyone know how I get it- is it photo software and not the camera? Must get me some of that magic.
My friend, Jen, and I have been taking our boys on field trips. This is a win-win for Happy and me because Happy loves Jen’s son and I love Jen. And it’s fun to go places that I might be too chicken to try on my own with Happy in tow. And there is the added incentive that Jen’s son and Happy are such kindreds that it does my heart so much good to watch them together. Seriously, they were cut from the same little boy cloth and they just tumble through the world with this great humor together. And if competitive synchronized joyful shrieking were an Olympic event, Jen and I would be proud Olympic mamas. It is something else.
Happy has a little separation anxiety going on. Anyone else deal with fierce separation anxiety as their tot approached two, especially in very common, so hence, surprising places? Some days, I can’t leave the kitchen if Happy and BF are in there without there being a devastating breakdown.
Preschool starts in September. I am hoping that the separation anxiety diminishes a bit by then and also really excited about everything that Happy will learn– especially socially and linguistically- there. He’ll go three mornings a week.
School starts for me at the end of this month so I am putting together lesson plans (I changed all my readings this year which means I can’t rely on much that I’ve created in semester’s past and that I have a boatload of reading to do. Perhaps that wasn’t my smartest move given that I’ll be traveling a fair amount for the book this fall, but I couldn’t help but feel new works calling to me for the course so I’ll just make it work ala Tim Gunn).
There has been birthday planning going on since Happy turns 2 at the end of the month. Last year, we went for meaningful day with the three of us on the actual birthday and then 2 small family meals– one with my family and one with BF’s family– for celebration. This year, we’re changing it up a little bit and it’ll be interesting and fun to see how it goes (we might have the world’s Happiest kid, but we do not have the world’s most flexible child so we’re hopeful that we’ve planned just enough fun to make it special but not so much fun that he can’t recover for weeks). More on the birthday plans in the weeks to come.