Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blog neglect

... is what happens when life gets normal.  I can't say as I mind, at all, that I have less to blog about when it comes to Isaac and special issues lately.  I found him up in his room sounding out words in a Starfall beginner book today.  He constantly wants computer/Ipad time for games, is curious about how and why we do things, and how to spell words. Lately, I can usually figure out why he's grumpy; it's usually my fault.  I'll take it.  It makes me feel more at peace with the unknown- what kindergarten will be like, what if we travel, move, etc.  I'd say that's worth a blog dying, for the meantime at least.

What have we been up to lately?  Impressing Isaac's teachers, taking every opportunity to practice social skills,  and getting ready for a trip to Florida.  By the way, when I say every opportunity, I mean every.  I've graduated from being the over-meddling mom at school to being the obnoxious woman in line at the grocery store, making my son answer every question the cashier asks him, even if it takes several tries.  I'm the Politeness Nazi at the restaurant making my child say thank you to the server while looking at him- at least in his direction. I'm modeling conversation and giving my child lines like the director of a Broadway play. I'm hoping that this new form of obsessive obnoxiousness will pay off just like all past forms of this behavior. I'm choosing to believe it will, for my own sanity.

So if you don't hear from me and my little blog for awhile, it's because I'll be in Florida forgetting that I own a house in Michigan.  A very cold house with an un-shoveled driveway and unwashed floors.  I hope you have the opportunity to get away for a little while, too.


  1. This is so sweet and touching, Libby. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Thanks for reading, Emily. I'm happy to say that I just added your blog, and have another avenue for which to stalk you and all your stylish ways. = )