item: we are home. I wasn’t particularly sure I wanted to be, but it’s okay.
Item: but loud and smelly.
Item: both the local grocery and the food coop are out of celestial seasoning tension tamer tea. This is unacceptable.
Item: I took the kids to target today, the good one, not the hell-mouth nearer us. They turned out to have these monstrous carts, manifest destiny carts, with room for three kids, which made my two kids extremely happy, all sitting there beside each other, watching the world roll by. They were wearing their new matching dinosaur crossing shirts, at the Bean’s request. They bump their bellies together and he says they are DINOMITE BLAST!
Item: that was a lead in for a cute story about how baby-crazy my son is, but now it is very late. He is baby-crazy and he loves his sister. This makes up for a lot.
Otem: autocorrect is fine with that word.
Item: because the Bean loves his sister and I have a nice set of Allen wrenches and, hell, why not? he and I used Jackalope’s naptime today to convert her crib to a toddler bed. (We also forgot that the monitor, whose receiver is right next to my bed, where she generally naps, was on. Oop. Short nap.) She is thrilled and ran around saying, “happy borfday!” for the rest of the day, because we told her it was a half-birthday present.
Item: and then the weirdest thing happened. After I nursed her for her customary 100 years tonight without a hint of drowsiness, she sat up and demanded water. I said I would get it for her if she lay down in bed, and she nodded emphatically. I came back with the bottle, and a little while later, she fell asleep holding my hand. NOT NURSING. This has happened approximately never.