Do you ever feel like you’re just sleep walking? That’s what I feel like these days.
Yesterday, I was walking out of daycare with H and there was another family right behind me. So of course I try to open their car door instead of mine by accident. I was like, “OMG, I’m losing my mind, SORRY!” And of course it was a kid in H’s class, and of course it was the kid who he likes to bite all of the time (like the only kid H ever bites). The dad was probably thinking that we’re such a huge mess – but they’re no picnic either. Their car looked nothing like mine as an FYI!
H slept like a champion last week, but this week he has been waking up every night for some reason or another. Sometimes it’s just been for a few minutes, but last night he was up from 12-4:30! Just wide awake but refusing to sleep or be in his crib. Abe even took him for a ride in the car at 2am but even that didn’t work. It was really awful and really painful. Many different methods were used to get him to go back to sleep and he refused them all. Abe was super-dad in handling the situation, but super-dad is heading on a business trip soon so hopefully this nonsense disappears before then.
H’s favorite things in the world right now are his tools. His drills, the screws that go with his drills, screwdrivers, everything. He is like Curious George and his always leaving his stuff all over the place, but sometimes he’ll just get up and run around the house looking for something but it’s usually his drill. When he finds it, he’ll just sit there and play with it independently for like 10 minutes – which is a very long time, let me tell you. He also really loves the board books that have the little tabs so he can open up doors or whatever to see something behind flaps. He really doesn’t want us to read him the book, he just wants us to flip the pages for him so he can open each little door. There is even a book that has little flaps that open to reveal TOOLS – imagine the excitement!
I’ve been thinking about painting H’s play room in the basement. It seems like: Oh No Biggie! But the space is a huge wide open area so it will be a lot of painting. More importantly picking a color feels like such a big important decision since it’s so much space! OMG the pressure. I once had a friend with this bright green basement, we called it Matty’s 70s Basement because his parents painted it in the 70s and you could seriously tell. It was hideous beyond belief. I’d like to try to avoid a situation like that, but I also want it to be more fun than my usual paint color choices: light gray, light blue, light yellow, light purple, etc. Any thoughts? I’ve been looking at Pinterest for playroom inspiration and I immediately shut that down. It was too overwhelming and who has time/money for any of that shit? Not this busy family. I just want to paint the walls and find a place for a chalkboard “wall”. Taking paint color suggestions!