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!

Monday, February 25, 2013

in a boat

it's hard to tell from this pic, but john found a big stick
that he was using to "paddle" his "boat.
is this our canoeing kid, or what?
we're finally getting back to normal. last wednesday, john woke up with a fever, and the doc diagnosed him with double ear infections. he was a pretty good sport, but he got worse and worse and he was pretty sick through sunday.

so we didn't go out much this weekend, though we did a lot of house-arranging and storage evaluating, etc. we put up some garage shelving which is where that big box  lid above came from. john was a great sport playing in the garage while my husband and i hung from unevenly fabricated bars, hit things with mallets, and ultimately built two large shelves with no injuries and minimal cursing.

i knew john was fully back to normal on the drive to school today, though. he was so quiet in the car, that i asked him what he was thinking.

"what you say, mommy?" came the incredulous reply. (perhaps i've never asked him this question before?)

"what are you thinking -- what's in your head right now?" i clarified.

a pause. "um ... a carrot!" he said.

we stopped at a stop light. i turned to look back at him. 

"a carrot?" i asked, a little confused.

he responded by making a gesture of digging in his head to pull a carrot out.

"yumma yumma, carrots are delicious!" he said.

i just giggled and we drove on.

a few minutes later, he was being quiet again and i was about to ask him again what he was thinking, but he beat me to the punch.

"mommy?" he said.

"yes, john?" i replied.

"i'm thinking of another carrot!" he exclaimed with glee.

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