This week is the first official week of potty training for my three year old. I needed a few distractions, and this list did it!
We had outings nearly every day this week, and I will bet since Sunday, I have heard the phrase: "Oh, you must have your hands full!" about 50 times. That must be the public's way of letting me know that I am showing. I have yet to formulate a response to the comment, but thankfully so far it has only been said with giant smiles.
Something the New Wave Feminists posted this week reminded me of this video and it made me want to break out the "Freaks and Geeks" DVDs. Enjoy!
Our busy week provided me with ample opportunity to hear a favorite band all the time. In stores, commercials.... everywhere. I am a music snob, so this is depressing. In protest, I am listening to The Format, because they are better than fun. (mostly because of that guy from Steel Train.)
10 days ago I jumped head first into a novena. It finished yesterday and I was seriously impressed with how incredibly well behaved my children were as I prayed. It was encouraging, and the prayer definitely helped me to get through the week a bit more peacefully!
The novena was to Mary the Undoer of Knots. It is beautiful!
We are still getting back into a routine around here from the holidays, so every day the kids are discovering toys they received at Christmas. My daughter has been on a tea party kick, so she tries to carry around four cups, a tea pot and two stuffed animals so she has an instant tea party. Her brother likes to join in! There is something pretty amazing when you get to watch your kids become friends!
In spite of a hectic week, I did manage to blog a total of five times! This included a two-part series with thoughts on a few of my favorite short stories and feminism. You can link to Part One and Part Two here.
I had an OB check up this week. The hospital is downtown, and is complete with a seven story parking garage. I had to park on the sixth floor. The walk down was not so bad, but the walk bad up carrying a 16 month old while holding my three year old's hand was... challenging. I paid for it the next day, though I feel a bit better today. Lesson learned: I am pregnant enough that the valet parking service is worth the five bucks!
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