This isn't a real post. I promise there's one out there that's coming. Until then, there are just two things I had to share.
1 - You know it's time to shave when you are laying (lying? this is one grammar rule I never got a handle on - don't worry I know everything else about grammar) in bed with your almost-one-year-old (good heck, how did she get that old that fast?) with your arms behind your head and she reaches up and pets your armpit as though it were one of her "touch and feel" board books.
2 - I really liked this picture/quote, so I thought I'd share (it's sort of been a theme in my life lately):
Conclusion: Laughter is real, real good for the soul.
You know it's quite a day when I take pictures of Bean both because she's so cute when she's actually in clothes at home (let's be honest, that hardly ever happens, the being clothed part, not the being cute part):
Yes, I am starting Bean out with a chore list. Sweeping everything in her reach is her daily job. She's still learning, but I think it's best to start early.
and because she's so cute when she's hanging out naked (she's had a bit of a chappy bum, and there's no better cure than simple fresh air, right?):
Good. Now that that's taken care of, here's a link to a comic that kind of sums up how I feel about The Big C. I am posting a link rather than embedding said comic because there is some foul language (and we're not talking chickens here, folks). This is your official F-bomb warning. Still, it's apt.
We're bad parents. I'm coming to terms with that. But at least we're not terrible parents. We're good about some things. I still won't give Bean cookies. They're pure sugar, right? But somehow we've decided it's ok to give her ice cream.
And she loves it. Surprising, I know. I've never really cared for the stuff myself (lies, all lies). It's rare, though. She mostly eats fruit and veggies with varied protein sources. It works out in the end. I think she'll make it. Sure hope so. I really like this kid. I'd like to keep her.
Conclusion: Moderation in all things includes ice cream, for sure. And good parenting is for people without an imagination.