have been wild
and so much fun
I’ve been flexing my writing muscles and cranking out articles for Brit + Co in every waking minute of my free time. It hasn’t left a whole lot of room for much else (I need to just learn to function on less sleep already. Anyone know where I can catch insomnia?) but it’s important to me that I’m putting my degree to good use and earning a little extra spending money doesn’t hurt either. I’m still trying to find that balance though to do my own things too without forfeiting any play time and unfortunately, this is one of the first things that got neglected. That doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about it and have been mentally cataloging all the things I need to post before I forget them but the last thing I want to do after working on the computer all day, is work on the computer all night. I’m just always so tireddddddddd.
I think I may be transgenerational. Old lady brain, young lady body. It’s a problem.
Tired or not, life has been moving right along in the Tyler household. Cooper never stays still (does any 21 month old?) and is nothing short of a delightful little partner in crime even when he is throwing a tantrum over something completely silly like finishing all his strawberries. He’s been working on his singing voice and chimes in during the theme songs to his favorite shows (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Super Why and Bubble Guppies), the alphabet song (he especially like the LMNOP part, which is obviously the best part), wheels on the bus and old macdonald. Sometimes I sing all day just so I can hear him do it with me. I keep trying to get it on video but so far all I have is way too many clips of me singing by myself while Cooper totally ignores me that I should probably delete ASAP.
We went through our first mild ear infection last month combined with some fierce canine teething that I would prefer to never experience ever again. Waking up in the middle of the night to take your toddlers temperature and seeing 103.8 on the thermometer is never fun. But a trip to the doctor and a little bubblegum medicine did the trick and he was back to his normal self in a few days (sidenote- can you believe he’s still not 20lbs yet?! 19.12. He’s currently 50% for height and 2% for weight. My kid, the string bean.)
You know now that I think about it, teething is the ONE thing I feel like no one properly prepared me for. I mean, I knew it would suck but I didn’t realize just how much. As a mom-to-be you get so much advice about every little thing and it’s like they all decided to just not mention teething and instead chuckle behind our backs about it. Ha! She’s in for it. It will be a sweet sweet day in history when that 20th tooth breaks through. How are we only 12 teeth in?
What else…..Oh, we recently celebrated Corey’s 30th birthday and I took him to see some local professional MMA fights and am so proud of myself for keeping it a secret for 6 whole months. It couldn’t have worked out better because we had the absolute best seats in the house and one of his training partners was fighting that night (I bought the tickets before he even joined the gym). It was our first time going out at night since Cooper was born and was much needed (thanks, Mom!). Then we had family over for a cookout in the backyard last weekend. The morning after the party our living room was covered in air mattresses and lanky teenage bodies and it was great.
Other than that, it’s been business as usual and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Now for all the pictures I’ve been meaning to upload:
I was doing some work in the backyard and notice this pigeon in our side yard. I opened the gate just to see what he would do and he walked right in! He followed me around the yard for a good 30 minutes and hung out on the back porch for hours. He stopped by again the next day and I haven’t seen him since. Where are you Petey?