Sunday, August 28, 2011

Scraped From My Tired, Tired Brain

1. It appears, according to a calendar that must be correct because it's been working properly the rest of the year, that Eli is going to be four on Tuesday. He was the first of my babies to have his entire life, thus far, blogged in public. Kind of amazing if you think about it.

Ah, four. Four is... not a toddler. (Though you might not know if it to witness one of the tantrums he still occasionally throws.) It's a preschooler. So, I have a kindergartner and a preschooler and a baby. OH WAIT HOLD THE PHONE. Jameson will be one in a month. Which is... a toddler? Is that RIGHT? What is going ON?! I'm just about fresh out of babies again?! This feeling, this one right here, is why I can understand how it happens that a person could run out of space and money for kids long before they run out of interest in having another baby.

2. Addy starts school next Tuesday. Real school. And I will be outnumbered by boys all day. I'm so happy for her, but I'm a little scared for myself. Also, I'm pretty sure I will cry the first day. I can feel the lump in my throat already.

3. I'm getting so excited for my doula workshop, which is at the end of September (I rescheduled it from November; did I already tell you all that?) It's getting close! I'm also getting impatient for the library to track down the last three books I still need to read before I can go. I mean, it's kind of an honor system, but I am nothing if not honorable, gosh darn it, and I WILL read those books.

4. I've also got a bachelorette party in September, and a wedding shower, and four birthdays in the family. Plus soccer games twice a week, not to mention, you know, getting used to the whole SCHOOL REAL BIG KID SCHOOL thing. I'm just powering through on auto pilot, baby.

5. Also, on leftover birthday cake.


Swistle said...

It's such a weird, mixed-feelingy, transitiony time of year! I look forward to the new routine being in place.

Fran said...

My youngest will also be 4 this week. I am already freaking out a little that next year she will go to school too leaving me all alone. While I am not yearning for any new members to the family, it is still a little overwhelming to think about. This year we have a 6th (!) grader, 2nd grader and a preschooler. Our 14th anniversary is tomorrow and I could swear we are still those 21 year old kids walking down the aisle. I guess that's a good thing?

Tracy said...

what books do you still need? if the library doesn't have them, let me know. I may have one or two of them!

MotherRunner said...

Awesome! Are you going to the birth or post-partum doula workshop? I'd love to be a birth doula, but I just don't have a strong stomach, so I've been tossing around the idea of becoming a PP doula.

d e v a n said...

School! School! ACK! Surely, not yet?!

Nik-Nak said...

Happy Birthday Eli!

Ummm, hate to point out the obvious need another baby.

Also, my niece is in soccer this year and I've attended a few practices. I do not know how you guys to do with your husband being coach. Seems. So. Hard.

Kelsey said...

I never thought about the fact that Michael's whole life has been blogged, but not Harper's... until now.

I can't wait to hear how school goes for you guys!