I’ve been a bit absent from Blogland these days, for a few reasons. One, that entry about Kale’s 9 month mark really took a lot out of me. And I know that sounds kinda lame, but seriously, there is no way I can write an entry like that monthly. NO WAY. So to those of you blogging love letters to your child on a monthly basis, you have my utmost respect. Besides not having a burning interest in blogging love letters to my child on a monthly basis (I also do not celebrate monthly anniversaries of any kind because I sort of think it’s hooey), I simply don’t find myself emotionally available for such entries on a monthly basis and lately, I will be perfectly honest, I don’t have the time.
Things I have utmost respect for now that I have Kale: single parents, and people who blog monthly love letters.
Also, I signed up to sell Usb0rne books, as some of you know, and I had my first party this past Friday and it was fun. I’m happy to report that I have made my minimum amount I had to sell in order to not get relegated to “customer” status, and so everything from now on is gravy. I’m not going to use this blog as a means to sell Usb0rne, except for one thing. I have now updated this page to include all of my little projects. So, if you are interested in Usb0rne, or Chai By Night, or anything else I mention, I will be sticking it on that page and that’s where I will keep all my little ventures, because the Arbolog is not a tool to sell my stuff, although hey if you buy it I won’t complain!
Here is our 9 month family photo.
|From Kale 9-12 months|
Did someone get a bit of sun that day? Why yes, yes I did.
Yesterday, my mom, (“Nana”) came for a quick visit and we walked uptown to get sunscreen for Kale. Now that the weather is changing and looking lovely (knock wood) Mr. Fair Hair is a hat-hater and so he now has to endure sunscreen being smeared all over his wee head. He seems to endure this much better than “Continual Hat Installation” which is a really fun game we play when we are outside where I put a hat on him and he rips it off his head. He has also mastered untying hat strings so sunscreen is where we are at. The fun part of sunscreen is that Kale has some fairly long wispy hairs, and sunscreen does an excellent job of acting as styling gel, so all those lovely wispy hairs get mohawk-ified and that just makes me laugh and laugh.
Edited to add the picture:
|From Kale 9-12 months|
Do you find yourself making up words with your kids? Two words we have made up or modified are:
- sleeperfied – the act of getting your jammies on. Often sung like “Testify! Testify!” a la gospel choir.
- goy – as in “I’ve got a boy who’s goy goy goy”. This is the first “on purpose” sound Kale made to us, experiencing conversational turn-taking, and when he says it, it usually indicates he is getting sleepy and chill.
Today Kale and I are going to go for a walk in this gorgeous sun, and maybe check out the thrift shop for a toy he tried at the Family Place that he really really liked. It’s a pull up activity table thing and Fisher Price, Leapfrog, they all make one.