1. Let’s talk about the Christmas tree. My mom is reeeeally good at decorating Christmas trees. My grandmas are reeeeally good at decorating Christmas trees. We haven’t had one most years since we’ve been apartment dwellers with no space and restrictions. I guess you could say it was kind of a big deal for me to have a Christmas tree of our own. And then I remembered that I have two tiny humans who touch All The Things. And one little boy who is mostly bluster. So, we got a Charlie Brown number from Target and covered it with homemade ornaments (cardboard stars covered in yarn).
Milo hugs it several times a day with an “Awwwww… mama, issa nice kwissmiss twee. So niiiice.” He also re-arranges the ornaments 10 times per day. And Sophie exasperatedly follows him around fixing what he’s done. It’s hilarious. We’ll have a lovely tree someday with lots of delicate, beautiful ornaments. For now, we’re embracing what we’ve got.
2. Kinda really. Somewhere along the way, Milo and Sophie picked up the phrase “kinda really.” As in “iss kinda really big!” or “iss kinda really raining” or “iss kinda really so heavy!” or “Dad iss kinda really strong.”
Everything is “kinda really”. Makes me laugh. Kinda really a lot.
3. Dapper Dan Man. Milo is into a really fun size and stage of clothes. Sophie flew through sizes her first two years. Milo’s been much more slow-going (slow-growing?), so a few things I’d bought last year are a perfect fit this year. Girls get ruffle bums and tights and skirts and dresses and hair bows. But boys get sneakers and elbow patches and striped socks and bow ties. He also has almost no opinion about clothes, so I get to dress him in almost whatever I want. It’s the best, and I know it won’t last (the opinion part).
4. Life’s a Picnic. Both little ones are obsessed with “picnics.” This all sounds very quaint. What it actually means is a blanket spread out anywhere. Picnic on the couch, picnic in your kitchen chair for breakfast… even a picnic in your crib, in Milo’s case. #picnicallthethings
5. Anyone have tips for getting little boys interested in craft-y things? I love to support the kids in whatever they like, but Sophie is SO in love with coloring, cutting, glitter-ing, sticker-ing, and decorating. It’s really hard to work on projects with her when Milo is not at all interested. I guess I shouldn’t say not at ALL interested. He is very interested in some things. You know, like “chwockwit fwosteen.”
“Iss kinda really yummy,” you know.
Happy Weekend, dear reader. Wishing you every good thing!