Why Hello There, Good Looking
March 23, 2013 | random randomness
I posted 8 times last year. I’m going for 9 this year. Yes, dreaming big.
I was planning on shuttin’ down without even a goodbye, but I can’t let the blog go without printing it all out so that one day, when I’m holed up in a nursing home, I can read it outloud to myself and whichever best friends I convince to join me at the home and we cackle ourselves silly.
So, I re-upped my account for one more year. Let’s see how it goes, shall we?
Things you’ve missed: Jojo is in first grade, 7 years old, and still so dreamy and kissable. Currently, he’s into all things Native American and wants to wear an ill-fitting costume to school everyday. When unable to wear said costume to school, he whines and moans that he doesn’t have enough track pants…which is true, because he refuses all denim and khaki pants and only wears pull-on gym pants. Unfortunately for him, his waist size is around the 3T range, so he doesn’t have a wide selection. This, my friends, is tragedy. You can feel his pain.
He also loves the ladies. Yes, he loves his female teacher, but he luuuuuuves the girls in class. He’ll play with the boys on the playground if there’s a game of kickball, foursquare or tag to be had, but in class, surrounded by all the cute girls, that’s all he cares about. Last year, there was a trifecta of cuties he talked about constantly (and lucky for him, they are again in his class this year). In addition to the trifecta of Kindergarten, there was The One last year. Jojo was crushing so hard and adorable on a little girl who didn’t speak much english, but well, as you know from the Lifetime Network or your mid-afternoon stories, love speaks no one language. Or is its own language. Or insert your own more makesenseable love/language analogy here. Thank you for doing my job.
Well, he and The One had to be separated during class story time because, in his words, “we were getting distracted.” Yes, he wouldn’t listen to circle time because he was stroking her hair or squeezing her or asking her to marry him (he was, apparently, waiting until she turned 7). It killed me in a good way. Unfortunately, they are in different classrooms this year, but they’re still friends. Plus, he has the trifecta AND even more cuties…including a new girl to the district who, the day she was arriving, prompted him to ask me to help him with his hair because “mom, the new girl is coming to class today, and what if she’s dreamy (insert moony goony love face here)??” Honestly.
But enough about my son’s love life. Onto my baby boy…
Nugget recently turned FIVE. Seriously. FIVE. He’s very tall and redonk in the cute department. He has a smattering of freckles on his nose and upper cheeks which I will share with you via photograph at some point, but let me assure you, they will make you swoon. Since the last time I posted, he has come into his own in terms of DANCE. Yes, this boy hears and feels the rhythm. I have several videos of him bursting into dance at various stores and environs. I don’t know where he picked up “vogueing” a la Madonna, but he did. And then some.
He’s in preschool three mornings a week and loves it. Last week was his last day in pre-Kindergarten story and gym time at Jojo’s elementary school which helps introduce incoming Kindergarteners to the school. Maybe it’s because he’s been to the elementary school for Jojo-related activities, but Nugget was all “smell ya later” from the get-go. My heart seizes every time I watch him go, and he never looks back. He’s comfortable enough to go forward to new experiences and confident enough in me to know I’ll be there for him at the end of the storytime, and I wouldn’t let him go if it wasn’t safe and good for him. I’m beyond proud.
What have I been up to? I sew a lot. I’m on the parent-teacher organization. I struggle to keep the house clean and the family fed. I’m still a tv-addict: I highly recommend Scandal and the Walking Dead. I’m overweight, tired and crabby, but wow, life is still great! Before I give too much away, I’ll post some pics of sewing projects I’ve been working on:
(insert awesome pics here…oh wait, I haven’t posted pictures in so long that I no longer know how to do it).
(Stay tuned…I have to run out and buy WordPress for Nimrods).