There is something about toddlers in underwear that is hilariously cute! No, Alex isn't potty-trained yet. But we did receive a package from my mom with some cute little undies for her and she insisted on putting them on. SO FUNNY to see her running around in'em. She threw a major fit when I tried to put a diaper back on her but finally acquiesced when I let her carry the undies around in her hand the rest of the day. She also insists that they are "undies" and not panties - gotta be like big brother. (I've only recently convinced her that she doesn't have a penis).
It is possible to feel lonely, even when surrounded by other people. Everyone we've met has been so friendly and kind and welcoming. The other moms have invited us to their houses, to the park, to the pool. But it's still hard to be the "new" person. It takes time to get to know people well and to build deep, strong friendships. I know that - I need to be patient. But it's still hard.
WOW. We are in a WHOLE LOT of DEBT. I already knew this - but it's just now sinking in. When we were med students I didn't dwell on it too much- I mean what else could we do? We needed the loans to pay for school and to survive, that's just how you do it. But now that we're about to get our first paycheck (which, by the way, is VERY exciting) I'm looking at the size of the paycheck...and I'm looking at the size of the loans...and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed.
Oh, so this is why kids start going to school when they're 5!?! Noah's not 5 yet, he'll do another year of preschool (which he's so excited about). But I didn't realize how much work it was going to be to keep him entertained all summer long. It's not unusual for us to do several outings a day now - not usually my style but if I don't he'll drive me insane! It's been good for us though. We're having a lot of fun together and it's forced me to get out of the house, interact, and pay more attention to my kids (as opposed to the laundry, dishes, cooking, cleaning, emailing, blogging, phone calls, bills, etc.)
It's amazing what you can get used to (i.e. bathing everyday because you're shower hasn't worked since you moved in). It's a long story that I don't feel like telling, but that's what we're doing. Don't get me wrong, I complain about it (way too much, I'm sure) but it's almost become the norm. I went to get in the bath yesterday morning and didn't even think twice about it....until it was time to wash my hair of course : )
Why don't I have anything to blog about? We're busy, we're happy - a little stressed and overwhelmed and still adjusting to all the changes - but overall we're happy. Yet, for some reason I'm having a really hard time coming up with anything to say. Hence, this post with nothing funny, creative, or interesting about it...just what's going thru my head at the moment. Hope you don't mind : )