Friday, May 23, 2014

grace in small things #8

  • I bought the How Stuff Works book as an impulse purchase off the sale table at the bookstore downtown, and when I showed it to D he seemed as excited about it as I was. I'm sure we will utilize the internet a ton in our learning together, but I'm also pretty excited about building up an at-home reference library as well.
  • Q has been in underwear for something like 2 weeks now, with only a handful of accidents here and there. I am so hesitant to make any proclamations about him being officially potty trained, like I can't quite believe the process could really be this simple and easy with him, but well... yeah. Related aside, why do toddlers look so friggin' adorable in underwear? 
  • I picked up a bunch of books at the library a few days ago, many of which have become new favorites including this book about Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs which we have now read about 582 times because, well, PIRATES and DINOSAURS. 
  • Even better, in searching for that book link I discovered that there's a whole series of these books about Captain Flinn and his pirate dinosaurs. We will be checking those out soon, too. 
  • We've been going through a bit of a rough patch with Q lately, he's just been a difficult.  I'm often reminded of that honey badger video, because Q just does stuff and just doesn't seem to give a shit.Which is not so great, but what I do feel very grateful for are those moments inbetween the chaos and the meltdowns and the tears and the wanting-to-tear-my-hair-out when he does or says something really sweet, or is just still enough that I get a chance to really look at his face, the softness of his features, and get lost in his beauty and my love for him. Those moments are my saving grace.


  1. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Yay to no more diapers! Can't wait for that moment to come with my just 3 year old. How about nursing? Is Q done? Mine is still nursing before bed...hoping to cut that out soon.

    1. I've been thinking about writing about that as well, we finally pulled the plug on nursing a few weeks ago when I went on my trip. It's been a smoother process than I feared... Q and I talked about it a few times and he's just accepted it since then. He sometimes asks to rock together in the rocking chair instead of nursing.

  2. Nice! I guess I need to go on a trip :) It's funny how the end can kind of be anti-climactic. It was this way for my first, meanwhile I was obsessed over it going well and extending into his second year etc. for so long. I didn't quite picture the end to be so uneventful...but I guess that is a good sign that we were both ready- and I look back on the whole relationship with very happy and fond memories. Hopefully it will go the same with my second :) Would love to read more on your experience!



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