Random Tuesday Thoughts

Last night was a little bit difficult, what with Aj teething and waking every single hour. M didn’t crawl into bed until about 3am, after dealing with most of the night walkings for me since he knew I was KO’d and sore. Aj was just…restless, ya know? Even having Tylenol and the K.I.D.S calm didn’t work (when usually it does). He also has a cold, so that’s not helping the restlessness bit.

I definitely didn’t wake up “refreshed” this morning. In fact, it’s rare for me to wake up refreshed. Still, I’m in a good mood (also rare, until my 4th cup of coffee haha).

I can’t believe that in less than 5 weeks, I’ll be registering N for school. I’ve narrowed it down to two choices — there are so many options in this town! It was overwhelming! Luckily I’m not the only one making this decision, M’s input has narrowed the list down to pretty much one with a back up just in case.

We’ve started doing “homework” every night before dinner, to get him used to it. He loves it! He’s always asking to do homework! I love it too. We’re working on a Max and Ruby math workbook right now, as much as I hate Max and Ruby, I’m glad N likes them. It catches and keeps his attention.

I can’t believe my little N will be starting school this year! I truly hope he enjoys it. I know he loves to learn and he loves other kids, so I’m hoping the adjustment to school will be easy and smooth. I do worry a little, of course. When we talk about school, N tells me he wants me to go with him and when I say I can’t, he tells me he wants to stay with me. Plus I’m a little worried about N’s aversion to pooping on the toilet, I know that won’t be tolerated in school.

But, I’m trying to focus on the bonuses. Tons of interaction with other kids for him, tons of learning…and even a wee little break for me 😉

Thinking about “all” the extra time I’ll have with him in school is bittersweet but also exciting. I’ve never really had one on one time with Aj, at least not like with N when he was a baby and only child. I’ll miss N being around each day too, but it’ll be exciting to have that time to spend with Aj. Maybe we’ll even start potty training early. Or not, because potty training is the most torturous thing to put myself through haha.

So, ya. Schools been on my mind lately…a lot. I know the 5 weeks until registration will just fly by.

Also on my mind is N’s MHE. I want to get him in to see his doctor before school starts, just to make sure everything’s good. A lot of his bumps are getting bigger, but that’s unsurprising. That’s the name of the game. I’d still like to have him checked out before school though. Don’t want him missing tons of days due to appointments and what not.

Also on my mind…ink. Which is pretty much always on my mind. I’m addicted, what can I say? Anyway, I’m dying for a few new tattoos (all planned out) but most of them are huge pieces, so I have to wait until I have plenty saved to get them. (Sorry marriage tat, as much as I’m dying to get ya…you need to wait!). But my artist is drawing me up a little something something to cover the small, horrible Celtic ankh on my wrist. It’s constantly looking at me, reminding me that it sucks and it’s right there for all — and me — to see. That’s why it’s super important to get tattoos done by an actual artist!!! Not just some “friend” with a couple of tattoo guns and a bunch of ink. It’s not a “deal” if that’s the case! It’s more expensive because you’ll end up hating it and wanting it removed or covered. Actual tattoo shops tend to offer discounts and deals if you sit well or if, in my case, you have a connection. So, my connection and fabulous tatty artist is drawing me up a small something something to cover that hideous ankh and I’m stoked. I probably won’t be able to get it for a few months (I’ve got two baby showers to help host and throw!) but it’ll be there in the wings waiting for me! I can’t wait to see what he’s drawing me up. 🙂

So, ya. There’s some random Tuesday thoughts for y’all. 😉


  1. Wow… school… I have to register my little girl as well. I’m nervous & hesitant because she will only be 3 when she starts…turning 4 at the end of the year…but she will be going to the same school as all her cousins & the same class as my neice, hoping that helps & comforts her 🙂
    I hope your LM IS alright health wise, we are dealing with some things with our oldest son (I’ll blog it later) as well & no mother wants her child to suffer from anything.
    I am also dealing with teething so I feel your pain 🙁


    1. That’s like my nephew, his birthday is in December so he will be younger than most of his classmates too. But I’m hoping to send N to the same school he will go to, as well as neighbors kids. Forming a network of familiar faces should help!

      Sorry you are going through health issues with your older boy. I never knew that! And thanks, I hope all is good too!

      Teething sucks, hopefully we both get a break soon from it!


  2. We are dealing with similar situations right now as well…
    I wish I was brave enough to get a tattoo, I almost passed out getting my nose pierced LOL I’m such a wimp.

  3. mscat

    RE: the not wanting to poop. I have found that peer pressure is the best way to get a small kid to do anything. My 2-year-old is in daycare and he tends to be much more cooperative for his teachers there (eating new foods, putting on his outdoor gear, etc) than he is for me or his dad. Perhaps once N sees other kids using the toilet regularly he will be motivated to do the same.


    1. I hope you’re right! Peer pressure kinda how we got so far along in potty training, so I’m hoping it will prevail. Along with better eating habits and willingness to try new foods 🙁


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