Monday, July 6, 2009

new things

This coming weekend, my big brother Scott is moving back home from Brooklyn. I'm excited for him to be around again, permanently (for now), because he's loving, helpful and funny, and he and Liam have a lot of fun together. Liam's changed a lot since Christmastime, when Scott was visiting last, so Scott will have a lot of fun watching his nephew's new tricks, and listening to him bust out all of his new words and sentences and babbled soliloquies.

On Saturday morning I'm picking up a cargo van from a rental place here in town, and driving to New York to pick Scott and his belongings up, then we're road-tripping it back to Maine. I'll be in New York City for one night.

All I can think is:

OMG what am I going to wear???


OMG how the hell do I drive in New York City???

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

a few things

1. My new dryer was delivered today! There's a laundry party commencing (quietly and efficiently!) in my kitchen right now, and the laundromat can SUCK IT.

2. I have experienced my first two cases of The Whys? today, thanks to my growing, smarty-pants toddler, and I am not sure I was prepared for it to start so soon. I mean, it's really easy so far but still. I need to be a quicker thinker.

ME: Liam, want to come help me with the laundry?
ME: *whips head around* ...Because...... I... need your... help...?

ME: Liam, don't stand right in front of the TV!
ME: *blank stare... blink blink*
LIAM: *funny dance he does when he thinks he's in trouble*
ME: Because you can see it from the couch.
LIAM: Ok, Mama.

3. Lately, in our living room dance parties he will only dance to Queen's "Another One Bites the Dust" or "Golden Years" by David Bowie. My kid is awesome.

4. He's getting a twin bed soon! Woo-hooooooo!