…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 InstagramThat smug feeling when you score the coziest seat before Dad gets his coffee. 😏 Yesterday’s highly rational toddler tears included lamenting the injustice of gender (“why can’t we ALL be pregnant?!?”) and species (“But I want a dog bone to chew because I LOVE chasing things and catching them in my mouth!!!”) so we are clinging to all the moments of cozy and calm we can get. (Also: mildly obsessed with the painting from @laurieanneart that I finally got on my wall!)Hero or villain- the verdict is out. Or more accurately, the verdict changes back and forth so rapidly all day long that I just can’t keep up. May you all have the confidence and self love of a toddler on this Thursday.