Summer has been here in full force, and she’s an angry angry woman. I’ve been feeling sick so often because of this silly heat. We’ve had a couple “cooler” days now so I’m starting to feel human again. Sort of. All I know is that I’m dreaming of snow, and that crunch crunch crunch under your feet when it’s iced over. Bring on winter.. she’s my favourite season.
With summer comes the olympics of course.. I’ve never been really big into the whole thing, but I decided last night that I was going to force kiddo to watch the opening ceremonies. Oye. He angrily went to bed after a while.. needless to say 8 year olds are not really impressed by all that weirdness. It was nice though– before the stomping off part. I’ve been trying to spend a lot more time doing regular boring *stuff* with him. It’s just he and I round these parts.. but it’s easy to forget to spend special quality time with a person when they’re in your space 24/7. He’s getting older and soon enough won’t want much to do with his mum.. So have to squeeze in all this special mommy and me stuff now! With life, and work, and other friendships/relationships.. sometimes things just swirl around and you forget what is important. I’ve got a little dude here who thinks I rule the world and I’ve got to make sure I at least try to live up to the glory he puts me at. It’s all about the little things to an 8 year old. Playing minecraft.. having a nerf gun shooting competition, snuggling up and watching a movie.. listen to him re-tell the star wars story second for second for the umpteenth time…. sitting here bored off my gourd watching the mens road race because for some reason he finds it interesting ^__^ Cherish your kids. Cherish every second and every moment– even the annoying ones… because one day you’ll wake up and you’ll have a 30 year old who you barely get to spend any time with.
Another thing we’re doing together is learning spanish. I have this big plan of spending some time in Spain after kiddo turns 18. I figure 10 years time is plenty to 1) save up for an extended vacation that I may or may not want to last several months and 2) completely master the spanish language. I took the standard 3 years of spanish in highschool, but I’ve apparently forgotten everything.. Except maybe gato. I’ve started using this site duolingo which I think is possibly THE coolest site ever. Learn another language for free? Yes please! We’ve only just begun using it– and well, it’s mostly been ME using it with kiddo sitting beside me repeating spanish words, but it’s way cool and everyone should check it out. Yesterday it kept making me say we are turtles– which was bizarre.. and probably not at all useful (you never know.) but I think it’s rad and we’re totally going to keep going with it!
Of course it’s the weekend.. so that means there are some rad goodies at TLP that are 20% off all weekend long. This week I have a new kit No More Monsters Under the Bed. Not just for those fears our kiddos have.. but great for scrapping about your own personal demons too! This kit was actually inspired by.. suggested by.. ? miss annie bananie after I said something in regaurds to my recent divorce.. It was the PERFECT theme.. to cover so many topics. I love how it turned out and hope you do too!!
Anyway.. that’s all for now! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!