Tonight Josh Kelley and I have this thing called a date night which we haven’t been on in what seems like forever because of this other thing called life and a whole little quiver of small wild humans, so I’m pretty dang excited. While making my to-do list for today I thought of some random things I would like to share with you. They may seem deep and really knowledgeable and if you feel intimated by our family’s grandeur just embrace it
*I’ve decided I should get myself a new notepad. More times than I would like to admit I awake and have my hand reminder tattooed directly on my face. Yesterday my taxes were do. Got it! It’s also incredibly awkward taking such a close up selfie of yourself. I chose not to make eye contact.
*One day this week for lunch I may have combined 3 sets of leftovers into one bowl for my meal. And it was delicious. Some of these were also leftovers from last week, but I feel like we really under estimate the shelf life of leftovers. Plus I microwaved the crap out of it and feel confident that killed anything living I did not want to consume…no mold and no funky smell = you can totally still eat it. I told Josh this last night and it kind of grossed him out. Pansy. I even made him guess which three leftovers I combined…like a fun game.
*This morning as Solomon put his shoes on for school we had this conversation:
Sol: Mom, you are never going to believe what this kid did at school?
Me: (thinking the worst) What? You gotta tell me if I’m not going to believe it.
Sol: While we were eating lunch he threw up.
Me: That is so gross. Poor kid. What did you do?
Sol: Well I didn’t even notice, but I was wondering “What’s that all over his chicken?”
I die. Kids are gross. Puke is even grosser.
*I want to make these Texas Sheet Cake Cupcakes like right about now. I am a lush for some chocolate cake and these look crazy good. Might try to pull these off this weekend.
*Speech therapy is the bomb. I’ll be honest in saying I kind of hate doing it twice a week, but we love our therapists and Amon works so hard and it is paying off. It makes me so teary how far he has come and how he’s just making these leaps and bounds. Two nights ago I leaned into his bed and gave him his goodnight kiss and said “I love you Amon” just like I do every night, but this time he said “I yuh you” back and I absolutely cried. Right there, my head pressed against his head, those were the words my heart has been longing to hear from this child. He had used the potty right before bed so he got a chocolate chip and in my tears I said, “You smell like chocolate.” And he just nodded his head “yes”. A moment forever engraved in my mind and heart. Early intervention and therapists of all shapes and sizes are the BEST!!!
*To follow up that sweet sappy note, next week Amon starts Mother’s Day Out and you guys it will be the first time in 7 years I will be alone…in our house…in the middle of the week…for the day. No kids at all. I am dying. The possibilities are endless.
(Sometimes we eat our lunch in the kitchen floor just because we can.)
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