Here and There

Saturday, April 20, 2013

These Days

In a season of little sleep, there are some things that are just good ideas.  Don't keep too careful track of how many times you woke up with the baby.  It doesn't really matter.  Eat whatever you want, mostly.  Watch television whenever you want.  Try to see the BIG picture.  Of parenting, of nighttime.  Of babies.  It is all so fleeting.  Be gentle with yourself every minute of every day.

Some things that are These Days, that I'd like to remember:
Baby Henry:  unbelievably sweet, chubby and squishy.  his barrel chest and his handsome head of hair.  his coos and smiles.  how he looks for a painting on the wall, any painting, and smiles at it thoughtfully.
TV: 30 Rock, Bob's Burger, SNL
Food:  Red vines, Meals made for us by others with love, Peanut butter M&Ms, Miller High Life (The Champagne of Beers), Coffee, Sun Chips, Chocolate covered graham crackers
Music: Mates of State, Josh Ritter, "I See the Light" from Tangled, a playlist I made called "Come On" that is inspired by the Death Cab for Cutie song with that refrain, "Transatlanticism", Alabama Shakes, esp. "Hang Loose"
Kids playing legos, playmobil and My Little Pony
Reading my new Bible
Fresh Haircut
Moby wrap
School drop offs and pick ups
Maggie and Lily when eating rice that they mash up with their forks call it "grice"