in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Friday, November 9, 2012

like mother, like son

is there such a thing as too many pics
of a child in grownup shoes?
when i was in middle and high school, i was blessed to find a group of friends who shared my ... we'll generously call it a creative spirit. sometimes that manifested itself in high-minded word games and interesting musical compositions. sometimes it was witty jokes and scripts for our student-directed odyssey of the mind sketches.

and sometimes we made funny noises at each other for hours on end. grunts, beeps, shrieks - nothing was off limits. i make a noise at you, you make a different noise back at me. ad nauseum. (try it sometime. it's surprisingly entertaining, and passes the time on long bus rides quite nicely.)

yesterday, i made perhaps one of the awesomest discoveries of motherhood. john likes to play the noise game.

the whole way from daycare back home (ok, that's only 10 minutes but that's a lifetime for a two year old!) we made noises back and forth to each other. john is a surprisingly creative and resourceful noisemaker. from hisses to clicks to monkey sounds to roars to giggles to eerie whooshes, he covered all the bases. and although i never explained the "rules" of the noise game, he instinctively got it. and loved it.

i may be ultimately be showing my own narcissism here, given my love of the noise game ... but that makes john a pretty cool kid, don't you think?

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