Lisa does a great job of writing about the good things in our life like this, this and this. She even does a wonderful job at spinning those not so great moments and happenings into great learning experiences such as here. I'm somewhat less positive. Somewhat less = polar opposite. Visits and schedules in general have been having a rather larger impact on Fatty McFatsalot (who is not quite as fat as he used to be and is actually kind of skinny, still solid, but a skinny solid). Yesterday was a culmination of events that created a perfect storm of cranky, tired, juggernautishness that just wouldn't be stopped. The high point (or low point, depending on perspective) was the 2am viewing of Elmo/old pictures/videos. That was followed entirely to closely by being to work at 6am. It has been such a positive experience for everyone involved that I was asked by a co-worker to just stay in my office today. Enter the Beach Boys singing Sloop John B.

Here's a picture of what was not happening last night. For anyone. Except Piper. Lucky dog.


Repeat Offender

We have reached the stage of development in which everything we say can and will be used against us and/or repeated. I'm sure you've all heard variations of this before, but now you get to hear mine because I'm a first timer. The little man goes to daycare two days a week, and up until a couple of months ago, I took him in the morning as it was mostly on my way to work. One morning we were running a little late and as we were pulling into the parking lot at daycare (15 minutes from home and 15 minutes from work) I realized that I didn't have my work badge with me and it was sitting at home. This meant that it would take me more than 30 minutes (I can still do some math in my head) to get to work and make me even later than I was. Anger flared. Frustration set in. Words left my mouth in the form of a somewhat loud and exasperated "Dammit" (sorry Mom). Seriously not three seconds passed before out of the back seat a sweet little voice chanted "dammit, dammit, dammit" over and over. Awesome.