Okay, so I know you know this, but everything isn’t so awful around here, although maybe I have made it seem so with my latest posts. Last week was tough, partially because I was just settled back in after vacation and missing my family again. But we were also dealing with some big “life” decisions and issues last week and the stress was overwhelming. I’ll explain a little bit more later this week.
Yeah, it’s true that Hawk can be challenging lately (his personality is starting to come out!!), but we have so much fun together too. He walks like he’s been doing it forever now – I can’t believe he only started walking a month ago – so we go on “nature” walks (very very slow strolls…) together everyday.
It took him a bit to get used to his shoes, but he’s doing really well now. He only wears them when we walk out on the sidewalk out front, or in the grass/dirt out back, otherwise he’s always barefoot. I will admit I sort of feel bad making him wear them though. I mean, how weird/stifling must it be to all of a sudden have these stiff things on your feet after nothing? I know his feet get hot in socks and shoes, and today I also had him in long pants and a long sleeve sun shirt (plus hat) outside to keep mosquitos away – he has three BIG bits on his arms just from being outside in a t-shirt earlier this morning!!
(does anyone have any good remedies for 1. keeping mosquitos away naturally and/or 2. for treating bites on babies?)
We’re getting closer to his first birthday (on the 15th) and I honestly can’t believe it. Things are weird lately anyway because of the pandemic, but as I ask myself what day it is, I also do a double take that THIS is my life. That I have a son. I wonder when it will start to feel like my life? Sometimes I feel like I’m outside looking in; like I’m “babysitting.” And then others, I miss him because he’s been asleep for more than an hour and I feel like going to wake him up (which I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT LOL). I know my life will not feel the same as it did before, but I hope someday it will feel more “in sync” and like I’m living it, you know?
So, onto other not-kid related subjects, or subject. Are you shopping now? What about the Nordstrom anniversary sale? I only ask that specifically because I’m starting to see “influencers” talking about it. (why I follow those people on Instagram I have no idea…).
But also, I’m curious, are you stress-shopping like I am sometimes? Or not shopping at all?
Happy Monday, and I hope you are all well!!!