Sunday, January 22, 2012

the dark side

We've been so lucky with health the past few weeks. I feel like everybody around us is sick and we've managed to stay clear of the germs. Although Kent caught some nasty bug that left him with a sore throat for ten days- but I steered clear of him for that long and I seemed to have escaped whatever he had.  It's pretty easy to avoid him when he's never home anyway!   I really don't want to get sick in this last homestretch.  I feel like if I get sick now I won't be able to recover until post baby.  Less than six weeks now. I can't figure out how eight months flew by. I'm terrified for this baby to show up. We are in such a good happy place right now. My kids are so self sufficient. They sleep in. They feed themselves. They dress themselves.  They entertain each other all day.  I can shower and eat and even read without being bombarded by needs.  Two adults, two kids.  Life is too easy.  WHAT ARE WE THINKING?!

Post Christmas life has been pretty normal.  Preschool, gym, meijer, the library, and home.  That's what we do around here.

 Here's Ike and his ritual of a pb and syrup multigrain waffle for breakfast.  While watching cartoons of some sort.  I loved watching cartoons while eating breakfast growing up. I hope that's a not a terrible tradition to pass on to my kiddos.


Also- in the past three weeks I have amassed more Star Wars knowledge than I have in my previous thirty years of life.
Since we got married Kent has been saving his collection of old Star Wars figurines to give to our kiddos.  Last Christmas the boys got light sabers but were only mildly interested in them so Kent didn't get out his old toys.  This year Kent prepped Zeb by showing him youtube snippets of Star Wars movies for a few months- and now all the boys are hooked.  Zeb asks NONstop questions about characters I've never heard of. We scour library shelves for books about Star Wars.  He asks me at least seven times a day why Darth Vader wants people to join the dark side.  I don't have any of the answers to his questions.  He does however regularly inform me that right before Darth Vader dies- he decides to choose the right.  I honestly had no idea until he told me.
And we FINALLY have enjoyed a little snow!  I want winter!  good cold snowy winter. Maybe we'll have to put in for Alaska on our next air force assignment.  These boys are getting to wear their angry birds hats around and they love them! thanks again, gma Pat!

11 comments:

Pat and Brent said...

So cute. Glad we saved Kent's star wars toys. Not too many others survived. Love the Zeb knows importance of choosing the right!

Nate and Jessica said...

I know NOTHING about Star Wars. And we are total morning/breakfast cartoon people. I think the memories (and my sanity) are more important than stressing about watching too much educational TV.

boysmum2 said...

There is nothing wrong with cartoons in the morning. It is the only way we get a lie in anymore. The boys happily raid the pantry for snacks and watch tv for hours!

Justin and Jules said...

Yeah... I wish I could reassure you that life won't change that much, but it does. I miss the day of two kids, it was easy. When I hear that people only have 2 and they are not going to have any more, my first thought is...lazy, 2 is easy! Is that bad? I had the sad realization about one month before Carter was born of, "oh crap, I have to nurse for a whole year again". I have no idea why I did not think of that before, but I was pretty bummed out about having to be on such a tight schedule again! Ok, I'll stop bumming you out now! Your kids will love him/her (I think it's will be a him:) and I'm sure they will keep the little one entertained for hours as well! I can't wait!

Amy and Craig said...

So fun! I just ordered an angry bird hat for taylor for valentine's day! I need an exact due date to do your baby pool! Txt me or facebook me so we can give people a chance to reply before that baby comes!

yaya said...

Cute hats, cute kiddos and cute family that will be even cuter in a few months. Just so you know, after 3, it's a breeze! So shoot for 4! Star Wars will always have a place in my heart. I was in labor when we went to see the very first one..in 1977..We had to leave in the middle and boy was Jack bummed out! But Craig was born and he's lucky we didn't name him Chewie..the end.

Lyndsay said...

I think that's what everyone thinks when they're about to have another kid. I felt that same way with Daphne--I had just started to get a solid routine down and I felt pretty mobile and then BAM we start the newborn phase. Not my favorite. Your post has given me hope, however that when my two are older that I can once again be comfortable in a routine with two easy[er] kids. . .and then it'll be time to have another.

joseph joseph said...

love your life....am from India

dockters said...

My boys would DIE at those Star Wars toys! I, too, have become quite the Star Wars guru...even though I've only seen one movie. Our boys need to play again someday since they're all such Darth Vader fans.

And I totally know the feeling of adding baby #3!! It hit me one day right before Jake was born as I was walking into Meijer with just Sam and Max. Both boys undid their own seat belts, walked into the store next to me, and I freaked out thinking...how in the world do I do this when I have a carseat and baby to carry in, too? What have we done?! Life was just getting good!

But guess what...we're slowly coming back into a routine. Jake is sleeping (finally!) and things are on the up and up. You are can do!! It will great! Can't wait for you!

Susan said...

Don't let Kenny or Pat see all those vintage toys. They'll be lining up to buy them and then turn around and sell them on eBay.

Jedi Master Tolman said...

Susan is incorrect as I would keep them forever not sell them. I am a virtual Star Wars encyclopedia so feel free to let me know if I can help answer any of these very very important Star Wars questions!