Wednesday, July 29, 2009

So... yeah

Every time I go to write a post, I ended up thinking something along the lines of this....

Happy.... blah, blah, blah, blah..... AMAZING kids..... blah, blah, blah, blah..... Never enough time..... blah, blah, blah, blah..... miss my friends.... blah, blah, blah, blah..... how is it possible that I STILL have no money?.... blah, blah, blah, blah..... did I mention amazing kids?

That's about all I have right now. I've seen a few other bloggers write about how they post less when they're happy, or their blog has served it's purpose and they should close it. I can't bring myself to do that yet, but I'm feeling just... well, plain, for lack of a better word.

I'm a mom. Who works. A lot. With a great husband and two beautiful kids who are the funniest little people I've ever met. It's kind of gross, really, how well everything is going. Aside from the money issue which I don't even want to hear myself whine about anymore.

So yeah, sorry about this. I'll hopefully post something more interesting soon, but I fear I am dangerously close to becoming that-blogger-who-only-talks-about-how-great-her-kids-are.

Who would have EVER thought I'd end up here?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hey! I just remembered!

I never posted Q & A 3. Here goes:

From LBC:

How much do you enjoy having two of the same sex? In a few more months, I will have a second little boy on my hands. I keep trying to tell my toddler he has a brother on the way and I don't think he wants to "hear" it.



Hmmm.... I've not had two of the opposite sex at the same time before and to be honest, I'm a little baffled that I ended up with two girls, given that one (and only one!) son was the only kind of child I could picture myself with for many years.

But, so far, it seems to be working pretty well. The pros are shared clothes (BIG PRO), and despite my best intention at not gender coding my kids (which are made of MASSIVE FAIL) shared toys. So right now, two of the same gender is OK.
I think about 10 years from now I will HATE having two teenage daughters so close in age. Cause I'm thinking that in addition to normal teenage drama angst, especially teenage GIRL drama angst, I will also have additional teenage girl fighting angst to deal with, right inside my own home.

Awesome. SO bottom line? We can swap stories in 10 years.

From Dream Mommy and Robin:


How's Lily's case coming? no news is usually good news in foster care because it usually means no drama.


Yes, in this case no news = no drama. The subsidy / adoption process is going smoothly (so far!) after a lot of intiial delays from the county. My favorite is that Lily was only recently issued a social security number and her original birth certificate (Issued for BABY GIRL "Lily's lastname) was missing.


But! It's been found, paperwork is in and we're just waiting for the hearing date.

Post more about the scary Cookie Monster. That made me laugh.

From Robin:

Did you use an adoption agency for Lucy?


Yes. We used a branch of Lutheran Social Services in our state which is actually no longer working with first moms. Lucy's mom was their last. Probably because their fees were modest and not on a sliding scale based on race.


They do still offer supportive services for international adopters, I think.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

This is just sad...

So through sociological images I came across this post about divergent prices on black and white dolls of the same variety:


Assuming the tags are actually accurate which they may not be, the worst thing about this is that if you are privately adopting an actual, living breathing child, the disparity is actually much larger. I'd say the black "doll" would only be about 10 bucks - more than 1/4 but definitely less than 1/2 of the white baby, right?

THAT'S what's gross.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Two word sentences abound

Lucy has *definitely* started putting together her own two word sentences... Today I've heard:

I stuck
That's funny.
All done
Puppy's sleeping.

and, wait for it...

"Love you, mama" - which I may or may not have actively encouraged / cajoled / forced out of her.

Other words she's saying these days:

eat!
lily
baby
binky
nana
no
yes

Thursday, July 02, 2009

We have liftoff

An official court date for Lily - August 26th :-)