Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Baby is growing up and life changes

I think the Orclette has decided that naps are for little girls. She has skipped her previously never-skipped afternoon nap for 4, 5 days now? Of course she might just be going through a phase and I hope that's the case, but she's done everything else WAY before the baby books say it's "normal" so I'm resigning myself. And trying to figure out a new afternoon schedule where I still get some downtime. Fun stuff.

Life changes ... tomorrow is my last day of working at B&N. After that I'm unemployed. I haven't been unemployed since I was 13. I'm not sure how I feel about it. On the one hand I will no longer be tied to a schedule or responsible to employers. On the other I will no longer be able to say "oh I work ____." Since I have/will have 2 kids the inference is that I'm a stay-at-home-mom. And I'm not comfy with that title. Of course I'm currently a student and most likely will be for a long time to come so I don't have to worry about SAHM status yet. But it will be weird to be totally reliant on just Damm's income. My income hasn't been a major factor for a couple years now but I still did make some money. Entertainment money mostly. Anyway, it'll be weird.

It's humid. Swamp coolers don't really work when it's humid. I despise and loath swamp coolers. I will not miss them when we finally leave this barren wasteland. However, I have no desire to move out of our apartment. I thought I would-nice cool air (think 68 degrees fahrenheit) has always been a priority to me. It still is-I do everything possible to make my apartment cool even though the swamp cooler isn't really working. But it's only 2 months out of the year, I like our location, I like my back porch, and I really don't want to go through the hassle of moving again. So as long as next summer Damm doesn't decide he can't stand swamp coolers here we will stay. And there are such things as portable AC units (not the window kind). I'm thinking we'll be investing in one of those.

9 days to wait before we leave. Hehe-guess what? My parent's house is kept at a blessedly cool temperature. And stores in Houston know how to properly AC a building. Heaven ... and of course daily life will be easier on me because the Orclette will have two grandmothers, one grandfather, and two uncles at her disposal. The uncles may act tough but they melt when she starts smiling :D And I have a friend who adores children. I don't know why-I certainly do not adore children. I have come to accept that I will never understand some females' driving need to be around babies and to have babies.

The only problem with ignoring the Orclette so that I can write a post is that she manages to get herself into so much trouble. Not physically, just "You're not allowed to touch/do that!" trouble. Kids are fun, aren't they? :D


Kelmar said...

Yes they are... Hip and I are having a unique thing right now...

Connor is outside playing in the swimming pool (inflatable with small slide) and he plays HARD.

He then comes in the house with us and EATS 2x the amount he used to.

Orclette ever go on an eating spree?

Jim C said...

Kids our the way our parents get even.