Monday, July 13, 2009


I'm loving that Connor is loving books so much right now. He comes up to me many times a day with a book and says, "Read?" It's too cute. It's nice to know that even though my active son has the attention span of nothing, he's still interested enough in books to try and sit still for a story. His favorites are all about vehicles, of course. Top two: The Big Book of Things and Go and Freight Train.

On a more adult note, I just finished two really interesting books: In Defense of Food and The Culture Code. Add them to your list, they're great!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Library Monster

So, today I was looking for something free and inside-air-conditioned to do with Connor, so I took him to the local library. We waited outside for the library to open and Connor found another toddler boy to play with. So far, we were having a great time. The library opened and we went inside. Connor was amused with the kids section, but couldn't really sit still to read a book with Mommy. That was fine. Then, he started running down the stacks away from me. I grabbed him and told him that was not okay. For awhile, he was cool again in the kids section. Then, he started to seem really crabby, so I decided it was time to leave. I picked him up along with the DVDs and books that I wanted to check out. We started to walk up front because I needed to get a library card. Well, Connor was not having being held by Mommy. He started to fuss. I told him no. He fussed more and got louder. I tried to bribe him with a fruit leather. That worked for about 5 seconds. Then Connor BOLTS from where we're standing in line. The sympathetic mom behind me told me that she's save my place. I ran after him, but before I found him I hear this scream. Connor had run to the quiet adult (read: grumpy library types) section and had bumped his head before I got there. He's so fast these days! Well, now he was screaming/crying at the top of his lungs in the middle of the library. Everyone was looking at me like I was the worst mom in the world. I truly wanted to crawl under a rock and die. I managed to comfort Connor enough to get him to stop crying, and finally got our freaking library card (while continuing to endure looks that could kill). Eventually, we made it to the car where I looked for any sharp implement I could poke myself with. Finding none, we proceeded home.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Not so good

So, it's turning out I'm not so good at this regular blogging stuff! I think it will be better when D gets his laptop for his business. Then I can steal it and blog while I'm supposed to be watching Connor (Mom of the Year).


My friend Judith and I have been accepted as vendors to the Big Brothers Big Sisters 19th annual art fair for October. I'm trying to work as much as possible and build up inventory for this 3 day event. It's over Halloween, so I think that means that I'm going to miss Connor Trick or Treating, which is really sad. I'm hoping David will bring him by in his costume to see Mommy.

Connor has been really fun lately. 23 months is a great age. He's talking so much. The White Trash splash pool is a favorite activity, which he does naked, of course. I love sitting out in the warmth and watching him loving the water. I so wish we had a pool!

I've been reminded of a summer pet peeve of mine: Over air-conditioned stores and restaurants in the summer. Why is this necessary?! I don't understand why my body must endure such temperature extremes. It seems bad for economics and the environment.

I'm going to NYC in 3 weeks with my best friends. I can't wait!!!