Signs there is a two year old in the house:
I have to remember to put away the pencils, pens, crayons, and anything else that could be used as a writing device. So far, our walls have escaped toddler art, but chairs, desks, tables, and anything that resembles a blank canvas have been turned into tiny masterpieces.
Why, yes, I did bust out my favorite parenting books. The most life-changing one for our family? Making the Terrible Twos Terrific by John Rosemond.
Speaking of that book, I will never forget walking into the bookstore when Lucas was 20 months old. Overnight, he went from a happy-go-lucky baby to a tantrum-throwing-body-hurling toddler. I frantically searched for that book as it had come highly recommended by several people. When a salesclerk asked if she could help me find something, I said, “I’m looking for a book called Making the Terrible Twos Terrific.” She almost fell over laughing. “Good luck, sweetheart,” is what she said back.
I did find the book, by the way, and it revolutionized my parenting and Lucas’s behavior. My little Caroline? She’s a bit more stubborn. We shall see how this goes…
Signs I’ve been blogging an awful lot about food:
Mike: Did I just hear the camera flash? Are you taking pictures of our dinner again?
Me: Yes, what of it?
Mike: I smell a post coming on!
By the way, I’ve been mulling over an idea about how to share my real food journey with those who most care about it. I shall reveal that to you soon…
Signs I’ve been doing nearly all my grocery shopping at healthy markets:
A leaning tower of paper bags. I really need to remember those reusable bags when I head off to the store.
My pantry smells like Whole Foods. Seriously.
Signs I’m almost in the third trimester:
Heartburn, all day long, even after only drinking water. Heartburn oh heartburn, I hate you, you stink.
Insomnia, all night long, even after taking Tylenol PM. Insomnia, see above conversation with heartburn.
The return of my body pillow. Of course, it doesn’t do that much good between the heartburn and the insomnia.
What’s going on with you? What are some signs in your life?
Life happens when we stay positive and find humor in the everyday ordinary.