hey-yo! new outlook on life, new blog theme. or something like that.
today, we put our money where our mouths were.
today, i taught an esl class whilst wearing the ramona baby.
it actually went ok, maybe because only 3 students showed up. we are trying a mom’s esl class that meets in the morning while the older kids are in school and the 3-4 year olds are in preschool. i am fully prepared for this class to be chaos, but hopefully it will be the good kind. between the students and volunteers the under 3 set outnumbered the grown-ups. awesome.
sometimes its hard to be a mom, and every day i am trying to push myself past this odd anxiety i get about going anywhere or doing anything.
ramona certainly isn’t the easy-going piece of designer baby luggage that i naively thought she would be. i have had to make adjustments and sacrifices in my life, and i have come to grips with that. but sometimes i am afraid i am swinging too far to the opposite side, structuring my life around nap-times like the world will end if we aren’t back by 2.
and yeah, the esl class is a bit more complicated with a yeowling baby strapped to my front. but it’s actually a lot more fun.
so who cares that the 30 day shred hasn’t made an ounce of difference in my life or that my baby cries like clockwork every evening all evening or that i lost my credit/debit/driver’s license this week and so on and so forth. here’s the good:
ramona took an extra long nap during thanksgiving dinner, so we could all be around the table! it was lots of fun, complete with some random german fellows showing up.
i successfully baked a cake while wearing the ramona baby! i feel like i should get a gold star.
ramona only woke up once during the night last night!
krispin and i decided that this year we are not going to deal with the drama of a real tree (my family always chops it down themselves. fun, and it smells good, but we live in a cramped apartment on the 4th floor. not so fun). so, because we are our own little family and we can, we are getting a sparkly pink christmas tree. booyah.
black friday is over and now we can get on to the glory that is advent.