1) Praying for Dwija, her family, and the repose of the soul of sweet baby Nicholas this week.
2) Yesterday and the day before were both nap time-less days for me and it was r-r-rough. I am kind of a nap time addict, and when it doesn't happen- especially when I am not the one dictating that there will be no nap, I unravel a tiny bit to a lot. Yesterday it was dictated by me so that Mike and I could hang out in the evening without having to put the girls back in their beds anywhere from 10-50 times. It worked and it was awesome.
3) A few weeks ago I wrote about how attached I am to nap time and got some great responses, which I never thanked all you kind readers for- THANK YOU! Responses that made me feel less a little less crazy for being a tad anal over it all. One that really intrigued me was this one from Kat:
I was obsessed about getting my first 3 kids to nap together until the oldest was 6. Then I just got tired of enforcing it, and realized all 3 (3 was the youngest) could make it without naps. It was kind of freeing to just give them screen time and an early bedtime.
I did exactly what she said yesterday with the intention of bedtime going faster and it was easy and kind of freeing. There was no dealing with melt downs at the sound of me saying "it's nap time" and a movie worked like a charm for them to zone out and they were re-charged when it was over. If only Lucy had been compliant and napped while their movie was on, it would have been just like nap time every other day for me.
As easy and common sense as that all sounds and is, I still really love them being in their rooms, and it is a huge bonus if I know that they are not awake and physically able to ask me for things. I don't know where I am going with this, but it is getting rambly and long and I am getting on my own nerves so I will just stop.
"Hot Coffee", about what really happened in the McDonalds hot coffee law suit and other civil suits- I know it sounds suuuper exciting, but it was really good! I will go ahead and call it my political science lesson for the entirety of my life because there were so many things that it taught me that I had no idea about. Maybe I'll just show my kids documentaries all day and call it "homeschooling". That should work, I think.
5) Since Jen and Christy plugged their blogs "About" pages in their takes, I will go ahead and showcase my copycat skillz, I really just needed something to fill this take. It's not actually that recently updated, but I did create it in the past 6 months, so if you're new here it may be new to you, so go check it out if you are very very bored or bedridden.
6) Um, we're just going to skip this one
7) I have a big head and bad eyesight which makes going out in the blinding sun difficult for me. So here is my question for the reader: get prescription sunglasses or a sun hat? Sun hats usually make my head look more ginormous than it already looks and prescription sunglasses generally look kind of lame, or least the one's I've scoped at do. Also RX sunglasses are a wee bit pricey for me and I could get a cute sun hat for 15 bones at Old Navy. I cannot wear contact lenses, so regular sunspecs are out of the question
Tell me what to do and I will do it.
That is all I have for now. I am hoping to join Jen in her every day blogging challenge, because the webs definitely need more of my writing. I think I'll kick it off with a real nail biter about Lucy called something like "The Onset of Sass" or "How Hahn Girls Stop Being Sweet and Start Screaming". The title is a work in progress, but rest assured it will be the best thing you've never read.