So---sorry, this post is all kinds of rambling. I feel like I'm completely unable to keep a rational thought these days. I have so many things swimming around in my brain it's hard to keep it all straight. I think I'm going to go with bullet points....
*Jake's birthday-totally forgot to mention it in the midst of all the first week of school hoopla. It was good. He's 5. Five seems to have come with an immediate extra ounce of maturity. I don't know, maybe it's turning 5 combined with starting kindergarten. He was just so ready for school and I think as much as it's hard to watch my baby grow up....I'm so proud of him. So proud to be his mom. He's a really good kid.
*I also forgot to talk about his weekend with Grandpa. My dad came and picked him up a few weeks ago and kept Jake for the whole weekend. He did so good. Not even one tear--except when I came to get him. He didn't want to go home. They had a great time going to the movies, and the park and riding in Grandpa's hot rod and on the motorcycle. Can you believe he cried when it was time to go home? I don't get it either.
*More strange neighborhood happenings....It's just weird. In one weekend we had two neighbors move out and one move in. Oh and then my other neighbors have semi-moved out. By that, I mean they are renting a place in the city M-F so they don't have to commute and then coming home here for the weekends. It's quiet around here. So many changes. Even though I've talked about my weird neighbors before....all the weird ones live across the street. Everyone on this side is awesome and now it seems everyone is leaving. It kind of makes me sad.
*Megan's birthday is Thursday. I can hardly believe she's 2. I'm sitting here looking at a picture of her from when she was about 4 months old. In my head I know it's her, but at the same time it's like who is that baby? because seriously, that baby time seemed to flash by in a millisecond. And then all of a sudden I seem to have taken away more "baby" stuff recently. I threw the highchair away. It was old and dirty and I was sick of cleaning it and she enjoys sitting at the counter more anyway so I kicked Jake out of his booster and put her there. And then not a week after that, she's now sleeping in her "Big Girl Bed". *sigh* I wish I could somehow take it all back. In her room she had her crib, plus my old day bed from when I was a kid. The only reason I let her sleep in the big girl bed is because she threw up in the crib at nap time. She wasn't really sick or anything but Note to Parents: eating chap stick will make you sick. Yeah. Anyway, I had all the crib bedding washed and dried by bed time but I was too lazy to make it up so I let her sleep in the bed. End of story. She wants nothing to do with the crib anymore. There is only one thing left to her babyhood-Diapers. And I just know that's gonna be gone soon too.
*Wednesday and Thursday I'm watching my neighbors twin boys. I really don't know how I get myself into these situations. Wait. Yes I do.....I'm nice. It's not that I don't like these boys. I do. But they're just kind of......... annoying. The bigger one is constantly fighting with Jake. Those two just never seem to get along. And they tattle-tale a lot. It just bugs me. He's not shaaaarrring! Anyway I'm just doing this as a favor to my neighbor whom I like very much and I'm glad I could help her out. She started a new job this week and I'm sure she's stressed enough as it is. Oh and here's the crazy part of all this. I still have to pick Jake and my niece up from school both days. I drive a Honda Accord. Seriously, how the heck am I going to cart 5 kids around; 4 of which still need to be in car seats; in a Honda Accord?? It's physically impossible.
Anyway, so I think I've used up all the brain cells I can muster up for one night. If I have any energy left after the twins and my 2 kids I'll post again!