Friday, August 10, 2007

Miscellaneous Thoughts

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Sam announced last week that he is now ready to pee standing up. Oh joy! Let the cleaning begin!
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I'm afraid to go to the post office. I have forty-six MOM bracelets and a baby gift to mail out...all of which will require metering. The man that runs the post office counter hates it when I come in and is rather surly.
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Speaking of mail...I still haven't mailed my brother-in-law's birthday card/gift. His birthday was July 11th. And grandma lives on...
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Sam got mad at me two Sundays ago...because I like Tony Stewart and he was racing ahead of Kasey Kahne, the driver Sam likes. When Steve tried to tell him that that wasn't very good sportsmanship, Sam replied, "Sportsmanship is just for soccer." I think we need a little work on the concept.
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Speaking of which...we signed Sam up for soccer. We'll see how this works. He's an only child with only child syndrome. Not sure if team sports are such a good idea.
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I told Steve...the diagnosis of gestational diabetes felt like a huge crushing failure on my part during my first pregnancy. But now it just feels like a tiny drop in a giant bucket of huge crushing failure. Perspective is funny that way, I guess.
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Please don't forget my online Tupperware party (if you are so inclined).
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I am really tired of women, particularly mothers, being stereotyped as stupid or lazy. Surely we're bright enough, even in the face of a free can of formula, to maintain our competence as parents.
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Congratulations to Claire's Friends on receiving a rather sizeable donation. I know that your kindness was one that stands out in my mind when I think of that awful time after we lost Alex and Travis. And your friendship continues to inspire me...to do more...to be more...to find my own answers. I love you.
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I seriously need one of these.
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Yeah, nothing insightful this week at all. At least not yet. I do my best philosophizing on Fridays.
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4 comments:

kate said...

re formula samples -- well, i came home with lots of formula samples when i had the twins...asked for them actually, never got any with my singletons -- but i did think it hypocritical that the bag literally labeled 'breastfeeding support' is full of formula samples.

Come to think of it, i actually have a bunch to say on this issue so maybe i will just use my own blog instead. One of these days ;)

Hope you feel better and can enjoy the fair!

miraclebaby said...

Hope you're feeling better today!

NervousKitty said...

Catherine,

I'm back after a long hiatus and just checked your blog. Congratulations on your pregnancy - I know how hard this is for you, but I'm glad you're doing OK.

I'll be checking in more often!

delphi said...

I LOVE the flamingo!