…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 InstagramCan’t imagine doing this stage without all the people we love doing it with us. [Not shown: the couple who cussed out part of our group as they left, stating that the (overall pretty amazingly well behaved kids) stressed them out so much that they had to leave, and why had we had the audacity to bring our offspring to a bagel place instead of a park and maybe we shouldn’t have had kids. My first instinct is that they are bad awful people and I hate them. 🤷♀️But my second is to feel sorry for a society that wants to hide and silence its children. I will contritely apologize for my child knocking over a display case of mens’ underwear in Macy’s because he was trying to take the mannequin for a walk. But I will not for a second feel bad that I let my babies eat bagels and laugh with all the people I love.]Coffee date with my sister-in-law and her sweet babe [and a creepy window plant shadow]. I’m in this amazing 6 month window where all three of my sisters-in-law are having babies, thereby doubling my current niece/nephew count. This ever-growing, ever-changing family thing is the greatest joy. Unrelated: her latte is made with charcoal infused milk and WILMORE WHEN YOU GET SO COOL?