I laugh when I write that word because my late dad’s wife used to insist that there were no problems in life, only “shallenges” (and yes, I wrote that with an “s” on purpose so you could hear the way she pronouced it).
I’m sitting and typing this entry as quietly as possible (how come this keyboard is so damn loud???) because Kale has finally fallen asleep on our bed by the desk. And by finally, I mean, holy crap, FINALLY. Its been a challenging day for our boy – I say challenging because it hasn’t been a bad day, per se, but more of the kind of day when he is sleep-resistant and oh-so-overtired so everything has turned into a CRISIS of EPIC proportions and he has really needed some serious intervention from mommy. I’ve spent all of my day so far in a constant rotation of bouncing, rocking, shushing, swaying, singing, playing, and when all the tricks in my “Go To Sleep” bag have been thrown out, I am collecting them up again and starting over. So finally, Mr. Sleep-We-Don’t-Need-No-Stinkin’-Sleep is a-slumber and adorable to boot.
First, a lovely photo of Gran with Kale. Ross’ mom, Pat was over earlier this week and we had an excellent day where Kale was Mr. Charming and Flirting and afterwards I was absolutely thrilled and proud of him to have been such an awesome and cheerful baby. Another family friend, Janet, also stopped by and we four had a nice day of tea and chat and Kale overload. Here is Kale asleep on Gran’s shoulder while Ross and I sat down to dinner together:
I’m kicking myself because my mom was over a few weeks ago and I didn’t even think to catch a photo of her with Kale – DUH. I am sure there will be other opportunities but at the same time I feel like a fool because its not like we can reverse-age the little dude in order to get these photographic memories later. So Mom – please remind me to take a picture of you and Kale next time you are over.
This week we have had a few red-letter days in which I not only get to eat breakfast and lunch (even if lunch is an almond butter and jam sandwich stuffed in my face over the sink) but also a HOT cup of tea before 10AM. It’s like I am getting the hang of this or something. Soon we will move on to showers during the day rather than waiting for Ross to get home to shower.