Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Taking It Literally

The title of my blog, that is. Man, I've been lazy about posting. Probably because I'm too addicted busy playing Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook. But it's been down since yesterday, so, hey, why not catch you up on the insanity fun here at our house.

Joe-Henry is growing like a weed. A sassy, lazy, back-talking, mood-swinging weed. With gas. I could set my clock by the tantrums he's having. Every day at 5. Whether he's had a day chock full of playdates and fun or he's bored out of his mind. I'm finally catching on that I need to give him a really good snack at 3:30. So his stomach isn't empty for the knock out drops.
He has trouble falling asleep at night, and it's the only time of the day he really wants to talk to me. "mom, wasn't that funny when...." Needless to say, I've been falling asleep on my feet. I miss the newborn days when he cried every hour on the hour, because then I could just pop him on the boob and he'd quiet down and go back to sleep.

Yesterday, I finally met his elusive "girlfriend". I call her elusive because we've been trying to set up playdates that she doesn't show up for. We managed to bring her over to our house yesterday, where she immediately wanted to take him into his room and shut the door. She's six. AND adorable. So, I told them they needed to keep the door open, and while they played in his room, I found it a convenient time to scrape all the caulk from the adjacent bathroom tub. A job I'd been meaning to do, and it's easy to listen in and make sure there's no funny business. But apparently I wasn't hawk-like enough, because JH informed me that there was a kiss, "but just on the cheek". He cannot lie to me, though, because as the words came out of his mouth, his eyes fell to his shoes and he melted into a puddle of goo. "OKAY. It was the lips, but really quick. Not a long kiss. I hardly felt it."

I was really hoping this wouldn't happen until his teenage years.

Anyway, I took a picture and would post it here if he hadn't been explicit in his instructions "OKAY. You can take our picture, but DON'T POST IT ON YOUR BLOG." I will leave you with this visual description: she's a full head shorter than him, she's beaming like a blushing bride, she has her arms around his waist, and he looks like he's about to burst from happiness. Oh, and he also looks about 30.

What else: Charley is continuing to plan like a demon for our Scotland trip in the fall. I have been looking up primary schools in Edindburgh in order to have a class project exchange for JH's third grade class. It should be the trip of a lifetime.

Swimming lessons go along with JH thrashing like he's mad at the water, baseball is a blast (the one shiny bright spot right now for all of us!), and the weather has blessedly cooled down. For about a week it felt like someone left the door to hell wide open. It was in the 90's at night, and we have no airconditioning. You aren't supposed to need it in the Pacific Northwest.

So,that's about all she wrote for now. If you're still reading, I imagine you're yawning from boredom, and I'm starting to twitch, so I'm gonna head over to Facebook and see if Bejeweled Blitz is up and running yet.

Nope. Still down.

Well, I guess I could always do laundry or dishes. MWAH to you all! I'm off to make more scintillating memories!


*Lissa* said...

That is so funny you said that, because I tried that damn game on FB two days ago and CAN'T. STOP. PLAYING. It probably is a good thing the site went down, no??

A kiss?! OMG, how sweet (and terrifying)!

I, Rodius said...

Facebook is eating my blog, too, but for me it's Mafia Wars.

So uh, when are you going to start playing Mafia Wars and join my mafia? I need numbers!

ellafitz said...

Oh Anne - I LOVE reading your blogs - and truly enjoy your wonderful way with words. I'm so lucky to have you as a friend.

I'm not surprised that sweet little blonde is sweet on JH - he's going to be a heartbreaker.

Mellenee said...

3rd grade?? (big gulp)

Amber said...

I was addicted to chain rxn on FB...but after a while it got old.I wish I could be the same way with the ciggies.....:(

Oh,and the fun is only beginning with JH.Good times, huh?;)

Donna said...

I was gonna comment until I figured out Bejeweled was back up. Bye! ;0p

By the way, the security word looks like a curse straight out of Harry Potter: Peranis!

karigee said...

I was in love in 2nd grade, with a sweet brown-eyed boy named Scott. I remember whispering "olive juice" to him across the classroom, which was terribly bold for a seven-year-old girl (under the impression that the lips form "I love you," and that a seven-year-old boy would care). I was the only girl invited to his birthday party that year. We all survived. :)

Then we grew up and he got engaged to my best friend when they went to college together. Alas, the marriage never happened. We all survived that, too. :)

suttonhoo said...

did you say SIX?!

oh. right. that's how old I was when I kissed Michael on the playground during recess (well he *did* say he loved me).

I managed to escape being branded a slut by leaving that school district entirely.

(maybe I've told you this already.)

keep on keeping on, mama.