Well, we’ve officially moved from the month of Amy to the month of chaos. Bring on the baseball playoffs, end-of-year parties, birthdays, blogiversary, tropical vacations, high school reunions, and so much more. This girl is ready for some summer fun!
Lesson #1: The kids are still — yes, 2-months-later still — enjoying our post-Disney-extravaganza high, too. Every day, Little and Pink play “Disneyland”. Only, it’s not the rides and shows they recreate, it’s the 6-hour drive. Then, when that’s over, they really live it up and Little gets to be the bell boy while Pink is the stressed out mom getting her babies and luggage to the room. Ah, memories.
Lesson #2: When you turn off the oven after you bake the first batch of muffins, the second batch (not-so-)surprisingly doesn’t cook.
Lesson #3: You know you live in a special neighborhood when you ask for knife sharpening service recommendations on the neighborhood website, and a few hours later your neighbor shows up with her electric sharpener. Then, upon seeing how crazy things are, she sharpens the whole collection for you while you hustle three kids out the door to yet another baseball game. (Lesson #3B: Knives should be sharpened more than every 11 years.)
Lesson #4: Based on all the cool stuff he’s been learning, I’m pretty sure Little is ready for kindergarten. He informed me that “Pinocchio” is a real place. In Japan. I’m thinking he’s right-ish, it just happens to be spelled “T-o-k-y-o”.
Lesson #5: When he’s not busy brushing his dreamy long hair out of his eyes, or terrorizing his siblings, Little’s one sweet boy. He spent his rest time the other day making love notes to hang on each of our bedroom doors.
Lesson #6: If you happen to be from the future, and are wondering how to steal Little’s tender heart, Pink seems to be working her way in by saying things like, “Little, you’re so cute!” or “Little, you’re so funny!” or “Little, you’re so good at jumping off the kitchen table to touch the ceiling!”
Lesson #7: When Pink asked for a frisbee for her birthday, I didn’t realize that it was yet another step in her transformation from girl to puppy. Now, instead of throwing it, she picks it up with her mouth and runs it back to me. Kind of like all the balls and shoes this barking girl comes into contact with.
Lesson #8: Just when you think you can’t spend any more time in public restrooms, your third kid goes and gets potty trained on you.
Lesson #9: Anyone who says baseball isn’t a contact sport hasn’t taken a pitch to the eye. (He’s ok. In fact, he still cuddles up to a baseball at bed time. His mom, on the other hand, is still recovering.)
Lesson #10: It turns out dressing…well, not-so-impressively, has it’s perks. When you do totally normal things like blow dry your hair and wear non-elastic-waist pants, you get all kinds of compliments.
Keep your eye on the ball this week, my friends. The excitement is coming hard and fast, and it’s up to us moms to be ready for it. (Gulp!)