Our little family

…and a baby makes three

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.

Well ain’t that the truth?

Today I am taking a little break from my daily grind. I have a crap ton of things to get done, but I just don’t care.

I’ve had a “to do” list for a looong time, and it seems like the same things that never get done. I’ve wanted to re-organize my closet for months, and I just got to it on Monday night. And to be honest, I only got one closet done…I still have another closet full of clothes. The good thing is that I pulled out a bunch of left over maternity stuff, and some stuff that is too big for me now (thank god) and some other stuff that is covered in holes, and breastmilk stains that I know I’ll never wear again. There were also several things that I haven’t worn in at least 5 years. I remember wearing them in college, so a lot of that stuff got pitched too. I don’t think I’ll ever be that thin again, and if I am, I won’t want to be wearing my college clothes. I think I can afford to buy some nicer, more mature stuff! The other thing that inspired me to finally do it was the fact that I know some other people could benefit from my old clothes (the stuff that isn’t stained with breast milk). Once I’m done with the other closet, I’ll be taking two green garbage bags worth of stuff to the Goodwill store.

I feels so nice to have a little bit of extra space, too, which is why I have also wanted to rearrange our kitchen cupboards. The difficulty with that is, I need a good chunk of time to do it, uninterrupted, and I just don’t have that kind of time these days. It’s not a task I can do while Will is sleeping because the kitchen is right next to his bedroom.

Other thing on the list, spot clean the carpets, mend pants, print pictures of Will, and organize my desk.

I have about 300 pictures of Will I need to get printed off (and about 1000 that I need to get off my camera and on to the computer). Then once the 300 pictures arrive, I need to get them into albums…which is why my desk is so messy. It’s covered in little projects that I have to do for Will’s baby book, photo albums, and keepsakes.

Anyway, one day, those things will get done. In the meantime, I would MUCH rather play with Will, and if I had to guess, I would say he would much rather play with me than watch me clean out the cupboards!

Swimming lessons are going…okay. Will didn’t really enjoy last Thursday’s class. Yesterday was a little bit better. He can’t seem to grasp that he’s not supposed to swallow the water. We’re trying to teach him to blow bubbles, but it’s just not working.

There is one other boy in the class named David. He’s 13 months. He’s really small for his age. He and Will are about the same size, but I think that’s a good thing. Will is very interested in him, and isn’t intimidated by him because they are a similar size.

Will loves to jump in and out of the water (assisted, of course), and he loves to be swirled back and forth in it, but as soon as we do front, or back tow, he loooooses it!

He is still young. The class is for 6-36 months, so he will get better as he gets a little older. Right now, the most important part is that he is learning some confidence in the water, and that one day soon, he will be able to swim. Practicing proper water safety is essential here in Florida. There are so many lakes, canals, and backyard pools around that it is very important to teach your child to swim as early as possible.

That’s it for me for a little while. Thanks for checking in.


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