…been riding the metro a lot, just because TRAINS ARE LIFE for a certain toddler. Plus, the metro allows us to have an outing indoors for rainy days, and my wild child is surprisingly calm and still on public transport. We are especially into riding the metro to the airport, getting coffee, and letting Henry watch the planes from the main hall (pre-security), or grabbing lunch at Chick-Fil-A. …been building a lot of forts. Pillow forts, blanket forts, book forts, chair forts- Henry can’t get enough. And I can’t get enough of being invited inside to snuggle. … been going to the doctor way too much. The back-to-school germs have slammed Capitol Hill hard, and an especially nasty strain of HFMhad Henry the sickest I’ve ever seen him. It went away, ultimately leaving a double ear infection with a side of pinkeye. …been really thankful that the full time jobs I applied for this fall didn’t pan out. My part time position does not make any money after childcare, but it gives me time for the train rides and the forts and the doctor visits and the cuddles and the books and the discipline and the growing and stretching and learning that our family is doing right now.
- "Art rediscovers, generation by generation, what is necessary to humanness. " -John Gardner
Lately, on InstagramTo answer your question- yes, Henry did consume some filthy water from the Reflecting Pool, and no, I’m not actually terribly appalled or surprised. Gotta reserve my horror with this kid for truly exceptional affronts to dignity and decency. 🤷♀️ We had family in town this past weekend and spent a couple days playing tourist in our city with 6 kids in tow, which was more chaos, but way less work, than a typical weekend with just our two. Love sharing our favorite places with our favorite people!Succeeded at coordinating Sunday outfits, failed at getting him to keep his shoes on or cooperate for a beaming photo of said matching perfection. And yes, I know that the colored tight thing is totally out, and no, I don’t care. Because would I miss the chance to obnoxiously coordinate when he could wisen up and stop participating at literally any moment? NOPE. This kid still thinks I’m the best person to be with and that is my favorite thing.