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Friday, August 13, 2010

Long Time...

"Well, hi! Where have you been?"

I know I haven't posted in awhile. I was toying with a post about the anxiety I feel going back to work and leaving Wes in daycare. Then, over the last two days, Reid and I had our world turned upside down (or so it felt) when our daycare provider called and said that she took another job and wouldn't be able to watch Wes after all. We were left scrambling, interviewing people both licensed and unlicensed. We had looked at one of the only true daycare centers here in the Valley at the beginning of the summer and called them again on Wednesday. They told us that another family had been offered the slot that they had recently called and offered us (which we turned down thinking we had this other person lined up). And they told us they wouldn't know what the other family wanted to do until today. So... we waited an anxious two days. Then I called this afternoon and, apparently, Friday the 13th is good luck for us because the other family only wanted daycare on Tuesdays and Thursdays... we had been hoping for Monday, Wednesday, Friday! So... Wes has daycare again. Of course I still have anxiety but it's different now. He is in a center, which I didn't really want, but I'm sure he'll be well taken care of. And most importantly, the facility is literally five blocks from my theatre. So, I can get to him whenever I want. No doubt, his classroom teacher is going to be sick of me!

And now on to happier tidings... we're still working on painting the house so I'm not going to post pictures until it is all the way done. But last weekend we rented the power washer and the paint sprayer. The main color is up and I've been doing touch-up/trim work all week. Of course, I can only do half an hour to an hour at a time because that is all the longest that Wes will sit in his exersaucer or bouncy seat! So, Reid and I are going to try to tackle a lot of the trim this weekend with the hope that it won't take too long if we make a full-on effort.

And speaking of Wes, he is growing and making leaps and bounds. Though still a baby, he is becoming an increasingly interesting and active baby! I promised his Grandma Annie that I would take a camera with me to the grocery store because look what he is doing...

That's right! Just like a big kid, he can now sit up in the front seat of the cart!

Of course he still sometimes slips down and then we get this face!

"What you doin' back there mom? Didn't you just put all that stuff in the cart? And now you're taking it all back out?" He actually spent a lot of the trip this way. Apparently he likes to see where we're going, not where we've been!

And back home, showing off his mad sitting skillz... getting stronger every day!

1 comment:

JayD said...

Haven't I seen "Mr. Yuck" before?