Monday, December 27, 2010

Snowed in

Originally, my plan for the day was to bring the girls to day care and then spend the day shopping and hanging out with Munchkin. Unfortunately, we got walloped with a pretty good snow storm, and day care was closed, so I had to stay home with the girls. Since Munchkin leaves tomorrow morning for a week, that ruined my plan for sisterly bonding, but we did get to hang out today, even if we were cooped up inside all day.

She remained in pretty good spirits after Frenchie left. There were a couple of tears, but nothing like we have seen in the past. So, that was good...and they are as in love as ever and already talking about their plans for either spring break or next summer. And so the story continues to evolve...

Christmas was excellent, if tiring! The girls came to The Boy's parents house on Christmas eve, and did awesome, even though they were up well past their bedtimes:-) Eventually they got really tired, but they fell asleep there despite the noise and didn't miss a beat as we got them home and into their own cribs. On Sunday we were with the pretend family all day and they both stayed in really good spirits and cheery all day. They just love to be held, so having a larger room full of people to hold them is like baby heaven for them:-)

If I am going to be honest, the whole Holiday snuck up on me really fast and I feel like I missed out on most of it. I did manage to get most of my shopping done before the actual day, except for Munchkin...that was much of the purpose of today, and now I don't know what... Once again, Smoking Hot Roommate saved the day and made sure that Munchkin was adequately spoiled on Christmas Day.

OK...I have an announcement for anyone listening. Please listen carefully, as it applies universally...


Remember that;-)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Quick things

Yankee swap at work today, which was enough for me to come in and work half a day (before it become time to manage some teenage emotions later in the day). I am pretty fired up, and totally convinced that I brought the best $20 gift that money can buy.

Shake Weight, bitches....

Super Happy Birthday to Big Sis!!! Hugs and Kisses and looking forward to birthday dinner tonight:-)

Monday, December 20, 2010

I know how ridiculous this is, but...

Frenchie arrived safely on Thursday, and it was honestly like the two of them had last said goodbye maybe a day ago...they just get right back into being around each other with incredible ease.

I remain a little confused by the whole thing. Clearly, it is impossible for kids at that age to maintain a "relationship" from several thousand miles apart. Not when, at best, they see each other for maybe three weeks a year. Not when their teenage hormones are raging, they both clearly attract a lot of attention from the opposite sex and the appeal of having someone more accessible must be enormous. Obviously, there is no realistic chance of them being together at all seriously (as serious as any 15 year old can be).

But, this has already gone on for TWO YEARS. And, obviously, that can't happen, right?

So, yeah. Still not sure what to make of this.

The longer it goes on, the happier it makes her, and the more it becomes clear that the two of them have a really special connection.

But, I also feel like it will make it that much harder when the inevitable comes.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Winter break time!

Things I am done with:

1) School, at least for the semester. And not in the existential sense I was talking about a couple of weeks, I am actually done.

2) Christmas music. This is more conceptual. Just make it stop.

3) Waking up at 3am to feed one of the babies (I hope:-))

Things I am most definitely not done with:

1) Christmas shopping. Ugh.

Frenchie arrived last night, which makes Munchkin so very, very happy. And that makes me so very, very happy. He is at school with her today, which is super cute, and I am not entirely sure what her plans for the weekend are.

This did pose some difficulties with sleeping arrangements. We have three bedrooms, which was plenty when he came to visit last year. However, with Munchkin in one, the babies in one and me and The Boy in one...well, there are none left;-) So, after thinking about it, I decided that it would be OK if he slept in her room with her.

No, of course I didn't. Be serious! That would be ridiculous...she is gonna sleep with me and The Boy gets the couch for the week (which is not a bad as it is super comfortable, and the baby monitor only chirps in the bedroom). We could have made Frenchie sleep on the couch, but that seemed kinda rude. The only other alternative was sending one of them to Smoking Hot Roommate's place, but that would have been a huge pain.

OK...complete change of the story...I got super good news that two of my favorite people are having a baby (I wrote about them way back when...the backwards relationship here). She called me yesterday to let me know that she is pregnant, partly because she knew I would appreciate her ambivalence towards the whole idea. Beneath her witty nonchalance, I can tell that she is really excited, and I am sure he is, too. And yes, it is only one:-)

Alright, back to Christmas shopping...I am desperate for ideas. Who has some?

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Odds and Ends

Oh look...a free five minutes to post...what a treat!

Incredibly busy of late between school, work, finals, the girls and Christmas and whatever else you can think of. I feel like I haven't stopped moving for weeks, and I am desperately looking forward to finals being over and having some time to myself in a couple of weeks. Yesterday I had the girls out all day doing various errands and whatnot, which worked really well until about 2:30 in the afternoon when they got sick of being in their car seats all day and completely melted down. Oh, well...probably not fun for the other people in the all that heard all the screaming, but I am OK with it.

I feel like I have a bunch of updates for you, since I have been a terrible blogger of late. Finding it very hard to find time to squeeze in writing time.

The girls are awesome! Getting really big and eating like champs and sleeping better...not quite back to their pre-teething overnights, but we are getting more towards that. Mommy will very much appreciate it when they do, as she is somewhat sleep deprived.

There was a scandal at Munchkin's school last week...a couple of the kids got caught sneaking off during a school dance to, um, have some "alone" time. Honestly, I sort of feel like the school ad the other parents are blowing it a bit out of proportion...seventeen year old boys and girls do these things. Would I want my kid to? No, but it is hardly the end of the world.

I feel for the poor teacher (who is younger than me) who walked in on them and now has to go through the rest of the year looking at these two and thinking "I once saw you having sex. Yay." It also made me appreciate the concept of the far-away boyfriend;-). Keeps my little Munchkin out of trouble!

Speaking of...he is coming a week from today. Arriving next Thursday night and staying until the 23rd (Big Sis' birthday:-)), which will let Munchkin also take her customary post-Christmas trip with her friend's family and also facilitate Tinkerbelle coming to visit after Christmas. Just like it has gone in years past, and one awfully good tradition in my book!

Christmas tree is going up this weekend, probably Sunday. I wish it were up already, but we just haven't had any time. I have done not one lick of Christmas shopping, and will try and get it all in after school ends. I should have a few days where the girls are in day care for at least part of the day and I can have a couple hours to myself to run some errands and whatnot.

I also want to take a day (probably after New Year's) to play hooky with Munchkin, who I desperately owe some time and attention to. She is somewhat a casualty of my ridiculous schedule, and I feel horrible that she seems to be getting less of my attention than she deserves. Not that she needs it, really, but I feel like she has been sort of neglected. Many, many thanks to Smoking Hot Roommate, who has shared my concern over this and has made even more of an effort than usual to spend time with her. That actually sort of sounds worse than I mean it to...I just feel very reassured that there are other emotionally invested adults who care about her and are available to give her the support and attention she needs in addition to me.

Well, five minutes is up...Happy December, everyone!