Are you random on Tuesdays? If not, get with it, 'cause Xander's mom has got it going on.
*I cannot find my baby sleep book and I'm freaking out. Because, Miles? Miles has been waking EVERY TWO HOURS for the last three nights. And it's killing me. And, he's not even hungry, he just wants to HANG. Well, Miles, I don't want to HANG at 10pm, 1am, 3am, and 5am. I want to SLEEP. And so should you. I can't figure out his deal. Is it the heat? We've got the air on. We're still swaddling him (I know) and he seems to be fighting against it, but if he's not swaddled he only sleeps for eight minutes at a time. I don't know what to do here, people, but I am starting to freak out.
*While looking for my sleep book, I stumbled on some of Oscar's photo albums. Know how many there are? Five. Know how many Miles has? Zero. I suck. And framed photos? Oscar has many like a dozen or two. Miles has one. I double suck.
*I've convinced Oscar that those Chinese rice crackers are cookies so I won't have to give him so much sugar. But they have tons of sodium, right, so they really aren't that much better. Except they don't make him go completely ape shit crazy after eating a handful. So actually they are much better.
*Miles is finally into his Exersaucer and loving it. I love it more.
*Oscar's been called a girl three times in the past two weeks and it bothers me more than I though it would. Because I though it would bother me zero but it actually bothers me kind of a lot. I mean, I realize his hair is long and his eyelashes are long and he's a "pretty" boy. But I dress him in black and navy and brown and trucks and stuff. Nowhere approaching gender neutral. Does society hate long haired boys that much?
*It has been blazing hot in DC these past few days and I'm melting. I need some spring, okay? At least like a week. I cannot deal with 90 degree heat yet.
*And? The air conditioner in my car broken so I can't go anywhere with the kids and since I always have the kids, that means I can't go anywhere period. Black leather interior looks cool but is not very practical. My car is like a oven and since I don't want broiled children, home we stay.
*And...I found tick on me the other day. This is because our grass is so freaking long it looks like a...a...I don't know, a field of grass or something. The backyard is almost up to my knees, the front comes over my ankles, so it's like tick paradise out there. Which means I can't take the kids out there to play because there meaty little legs would be way delicious to ticks. And, I can't take them to the playground because the equipment is boiling. So, inside it is.
*Oscar moved on from Nemo to Cars. Have you ever noticed how Cars is kind of like the movie Doc Hollywood except it takes place in the southwest instead of the deep south and it has cars instead of people? Anyway, he's off Cars now and on to Monster's, Inc. (Thanks to Cameron for the suggestion.)
*Oscar is really doing a lot of cool things these days and I've been meaning to do a whole post about it but I never seem to have the time. I feel bad about it.
*Miles is scratching the shit out of his head and face and it really bothers me. I've tried everything to get him to stop - olive oil, Nizoral, oatmeal soaps, socks on his hands, clipping his nails three times a week. His head is just super itchy. And he's getting eczema all over his trunk as well. I vaguely recall Oscar having it too, but Oscar wasn't bothered by it. Miles clearly is. I feel at a loss to help him, my poor, itchy munchkin.
*I haven't done a HASAY update in basically forever, but I'm going to do one this week. But, likely, I'll forget again. But I am loosing weight. My cleaning lady actually commented on how good I look. She's clearly a woman who knows how her bread is buttered.
*My mom has recently made a lifestyle change and I'm not sure if I should write a blog about it or not. It would be hilarious but I think it might me crossing the line, like too personal. Because it's not really my stuff, it's her stuff. No, she's not gay, for the record, because I know when the word "lifestyle" gets thrown around the word "gay" is not usually far behind.
*When Oscar was little (now, even) when he is really sad, I sing him "I've Been Working on the Rail Road," substituting "Oscar" for "Dinah." It always calms him. For Miles I sing "Natural Woman." It calms him almost instantly. Baby's got soul. The thing is, why are the songs so completely different? You'd think they'd both be folk songs or both be soul songs, but no. One of each. And, does anyone else sing either of these songs to their kids? I doubt it. I'm so weird.
That's a whole lot of random for you, but stop by at Keely's for some more RTT.