Oh hai! What's that? I won something?? IMPOSSIBLE! Oh wait. It's not the $50 Etsy giveaway that Sara at Saige Wisdom is currently hosting? It's a Terrible Blogger award for taking off on vacation, leaving my loyal readers with no posts? Hmph. Oh wait x 2. Those awards don't exist? I CAN'T WIN ANYTHING!!
So yeah - we went on vacation. Camping in New York with my blogging BFF Bianca from Not Your Average Ferris Wheel. And the only picture I took was this one of my son pooping on the side of the road in Napanee, ON. Parenting win, am I right?
Now back to our regularly scheduled program.....
The low-down: Use our themes, use your own themes - just tell us what you're "currently" up to! This week our themes are: remembering, learning, wishing for, considering, and cooking. If you'd like to let us know what someone else is currently up to - your child, your partner, your grandma - we like that too!
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Remembering a slug that we found living under his chin. While camping in the cold and wet land known as Lowville, NY, we became pretty tight with spiders and slugs. Kale, the lucky kid that is, inherited my round face which has resulted in about 14 chins (down from 32 when he was a baby). So it came as no surprise when we found that a slug had taken up residence somewhere between chin 8 and 11. Kale thought this was awesome and has been telling everyone about the slug on his chin, even insisting that it's still cozied up in there.
Learning that not everything is his. I mean, I think he's learning this. I tell him this at least 40 times in 40 minutes. But considering the pitch he hits when he screams "MINE! NO BUBBIE! IT'S MINE!" when the cat isn't even on the same FLOOR of the house, I'm not entirely convinced he gets it.
Wishing for us to visit all the trolls that live under bridges. When we were crossing the border into the US, we told Kale that there was a toll bridge. He immediately translated this into Dora-speak and almost lost his mind when he thought we were going to see a TROLL BRIDGE. The rest of the weekend he would say, "maybe we go see troll bridge?"
Considering maybe everything? Kale has become obsessed with the word "maybe." He starts every sentence with "maybe." Maybe I go to the bathroom? Maybe that's a chair? Maybe I see troll bridge? Maybe I roast marshmallow? Maybe you're the cutest kid EVER!
Cooking marshmallows over the fire. It's probably not a good idea to have a toddler stand so close to an open fire pit, but convincing Kale of that was next to impossible. Besides, he's a pretty decent marshmallow roaster and he doesn't even want to eat them. He just roasts and feeds them to me. Is there anything better than a personal marshmallow roaster??
Remembering why I love camping so much. Seriously - it rained on us for four days and we froze our butts off, but I still LOVED our trip. With no wi-fi (and some serious roaming charges), there was no connection to work, and something about being in the woods helps you let it all go. It was a refreshing break from the stress and fast-paced work environment I deal with. Also, you don't have to shower and you're allowed to eat all the snacks in the world without feeling guilty.
Learning how friendships built through blogging are supposed to look in real life. I had a bad experience one of the first times I tried to make a blogging friendship happen in "real life." I was super disappointed and hurt by the experience and it made me a bit weary about meeting bloggers IRL. However, I have to say that, thanks to Meg, Lisa, and Bianca, I'm learning that friendships can be taken offline and be amazing.
Wishing for comfortable temperatures to sleep in. After three nights sleeping in a cold, wet tent with champion snorers, I was wishing pretty hard for a night in my bed. However, we arrived home to warm temperatures and our bedroom, which is in the attic, was like a sauna. Instead of waiting for the a/c to cool it down, I stumbled onto the couch downstairs and cracked a window, wich let in the cold air as the temperatures dropped overnight. Have I mentioned how much of a mom-onster I am without sleep??
Considering an American road trip this summer. My family travelled through the US a lot when I was young, but I don't remember much of it (except Graceland - that's just something you don't forget). After driving through New York State on our way home, Kris and I started talking about doing a bit of a road trip through the US in late August. I mean, all you American bloggers would let us crash on your couches, no?
Cooking s'mores. I mean, with a personal marshmallow roaster at my fingertips, am I really supposed to make anything else??
Next week's themes: Inspired by, Devouring, Thankful for, Watching, Starting
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