1. Yesterday Emmy took a measuring spoon to nap. A new tablespoon, bright red, which she insisted belonged to her and needed to go night-night. In the moment this seemed like a perfectly reasonable request, and that fact alone proves that I spend most of my time with little kids.
2. In my house, bread pudding totally counts as breakfast. Pioneer Woman's recipe is in the oven now, and should be ready by the time everyone else wakes up. I keep hearing Bill Cosby in my head: "It's got eggs! And milk!"
3. Last night I made it home without the GPS! I drove in circles, to be sure, and a ten minute drive took twenty five instead, but still. It's progress.
4. I have been looking online for local mom's groups and play groups for the past few days. So far I have been unsuccessful at finding anything specifically in our area (I found plenty of groups north and south of here, but none in our area). Then today I met a mom at a park who hosts a larger playgroup (that is also an online mom's group), and invited us to join. I am not sure if this confirms that the Internet is no substitute for face-to-face interaction, or just how inept I am with Google.
5. Logically one would assume that the more children you have, and the more your day is already ordered by the needs of young children, the easier it would be to create and maintain a routine for a baby. But the opposite is true - the more kids you have (rather, the more kids I have), the harder it is for me to maintain a predictable schedule for the baby. A rhythm to his day, yes. But not a schedule. Anyone else find this to be true?
6. On a related note, Brennan hasn't slept well since we moved. I keep tinkering with possible issues (does he need a humidifier? A later nap? An earlier nap? Cereal? Is he teething? Is he uncomfortable?) but so far nothing has worked. Last night he was up every two hours. All I can really say is this - anyone who says they know anything about infants and sleep probably has one child. I know a lot of things about parenting - but getting little babies to sleep consistently is clearly not one of them.
It's a good thing he's so cute.