Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thoughts On Thursday

I wish that there was a way to buy the toys that Legos make.  Only they wouldn't come apart.  Preston loves the things on the boxes and wants to use them as toys instead of Legos.  And I can't say I blame him, they are awesome.  The problem is that when you build them you have to be all careful not to break them and they break easily.  And he wants to use them for wars.  And fights.  And battles!  I wonder if you can super glue Legos?

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I was cleaning out my voice mail.  Something I probably should do more often since there were like a million old messages in there.  My favorite had to be from the hubs.

"Are you ever going to answer your phone?  I've been calling you all day.  Nothing.  I'm at your parents' house.  Just wondering when you were going to be here."

I don't know why I love it so much but I do.  I have no idea why I wasn't answering my phone or where I was.  From the sound of his voice and the sarcasm it's likely that was the first time he'd called and he thought he was hilarious.  I think I love it so much because he's just hanging out at my parents' house without me, no big thing!

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Brad got a raise at work.  It's about dang time!  Ha!  He *should* be getting another one soon.  We hope.

But hurray!

Except that the change in payroll taxes makes it so that we really don't even see the raise.  We just don't see a difference in our paychecks so far this year.

Not exactly what we were hoping for with this raise.

But still, Brad got a raise at work!!

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Preston needs a dog. 

He keeps trying to leash up our poor cat to take him for a "walk". 

So far Monti deals with it.  But doesn't love it. 

Then last week when he was out playing in the snow he tried to make Monti his sled cat.  He tried putting Monti on the string attached to the sled so that Monti would pull it. 

Three unsuccessful attempts later, I finally told Preston that it probably wasn't going to happen.

I've also promised to get Monti a collar and a leash so that Preston can at least work on walking Monti around the house.

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Preston goes to sleep in his bed in his room at night now.  But at some point most nights he ends up in our bed.  After co-sleeping exclusively with him for the first four years of his life, this is progress!!  And it works for us. 

I keep having to remind myself that it's not about what works for everyone else it's about what works for us.

That being said last night Brad put him to bed in our room.  Probably because they both went down to go to bed at the same time and my boys are both big on snuggling.  What I love about the nights that Preston starts out in our bed now is that I actually notice that when I go to bed even in his sleep Preston senses me and after I climb in bed he automatically moves towards me and throws a hand out so that he's touching me.  Makes me feel like even though he's growing up, he's still my baby!

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Except last night I was also reminded of why it's nice that Preston for the most part sleeps in his own room now when I woke up at three in the morning to him sprawled out in the middle of the bed with me and Brad both taking up tiny bits of space on opposite sides of him.

Definitely don't miss that.

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I told Preston he couldn't come out of the playroom until it was clean.  About an hour ago.  I'm not sure he's actually cleaned any of it up.  But he's playing quietly and entertaining himself.  So it's kind of a win? 

In fact he just sat down to play one of Brad's old army combat games on the computer.  Still quietly.

I'm thinking he's going to end up eating lunch in there too at this rate.

At one point he even asked me if he'd have to sleep in there if he didn't clean it before bedtime.

Honestly, I'm enjoying the chance to catch up on the blog.  And he's not complaining.  Yet.

And at some point he'll get sick of being in there and actually start cleaning things up.  Right?

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I cannot stop buying things for Olivia.  No surprise there. 

Brad hasn't said anything about it when I show him the things I've bought or ordered a couple times a week.

I think he was pretty much prepared for this as soon as we found out she was a girl. 

Pink is my favorite color.  And it really isn't Preston's color.  So I haven't been able to buy it. 

I'm enjoying being able to shop both pink and blue now!


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