|get your own presents, Mom|
Can people not say this any more? As Brad and I were driving home from my sister's house in Texarkana, I was thinking about this. A woman in a children's store in Arkansas looked at me like I was a little nuts when I wished her a "Merry Christmas" as I checked out on December 23. Was that weird? I've found myself actually forgetting to say it to people this year, which is very unlike me. At least the lady in Dillards smiled when we said it to her. I guess it's out of the ordinary.
|and yes, her hair is long enough for bows! Brad doesn't like them, and keeps taking them out|
|the ribbon is way more fun than the present|
I'm not sure I should be working. I mean, I like my job. I like the people I work with. It's perfect for someone who wants to have their child right there with them, and who wants to be involved in things in our children's ministry, but I may need an attitude adjustment. And a clear head. And a desk all to myself. :) (I usually share a desk with whoever else is passing through the office. This week, though, the preschool has been out, so I got tons of work done, even today when I had to take Addison with me!) Here is my delima, for all the blogosphere, or whatever, to read: I know that the Lord is the Great Provider, and He will provide us with the means to provide Addison with what she needs as she needs it. As Brad says, I don't have to work right now, but in my mind I go back to this "Provider" personality of our sweet savior and remind myself that maybe this is Him providing for us for later. I'm still in doubt, but I'll go back next week, and the next, until I'm clear about it one way or another. I kinda feel like someone helping in a ministerial capacity should probably know, though. I'm praying for clarity.
My child is moving! In the last two weeks she's started sitting up on her own, and rolling from back to front (she's been rolling from front to back for a couple of months). This has led to all sorts of new adventures: rolling across the floor to get to something she wants. (Brad found her tucked in next to the fireplace last night when he stepped away for a moment.) Doing a face-plant from the sitting position onto the floor in order to roll to a toy she can't reach. (It's pretty funny to watch her do this; like some sort of contortionist. But she won't do it if she can see you watching her.)
Addison has started making this new, annoying noise. (I'm making it right now to demonstrate, but you can't hear me.) It's almost like she's trying to leave me a gift in her diaper to change, but she's not. I think it's her way of expressing dislike for something. Or maybe she just likes the noise. Either way, it's not fun to hear, but she's doing it a lot.
Is she or isn't she? I've thought she was teething a couple of times in the last 2 months. Now, though, she's smacking her gums, and drooling even more than before (which is remarkable), and not sucking on her paci, but biting it. Addison has woken up after only 45 minutes of naps the last two days, and she can't seem to get settled down. And sometimes early from night-time sleep. I rock and rock her, or sing to her, or walk with her, or jostle her, or do all of it, and she's not happy. That is VERY unlike my sweet-natured gal. In fact, as I type, my almost-six-month old is swinging in one of those infant swings (but not asleep, mind you) because my arms were falling asleep trying to get her settled back down. We had to deal with this a lot at night in her first two months, but she weighed significantly less back then! I can only assume-and desperately hope-that this unhappy, slightly grumpy, definitely sleepy girl will go back to her "usual" self once this tooth comes through? Is it too much to hope?