Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dancing fools

The first day of school went pretty well. We introduced ourselves, sang songs, toured the building, shared our recent successes and struggles, and napped. Oh wait, that was just Bean. The child will not take a nap at home, but put him in a room filled with 11 active infants, their chatting mothers, and a whole host of new toys, and he snuggles into my shoulder and falls asleep. Unbelievable. Oh, we also received homework. This week, each mom is assigned to do something just for herself. Only two days left and I'm coming up empty so far. Any suggestions?

On Saturday we went to Baby Loves Disco. DH thought it would be entirely disco music, and he was pleasantly surprised at the variety of upbeat music. But it wasn't a carefree, fun afternoon of dancing. Unfortunately, due to some uncomprehendingly bad traffic, it took us over an hour and a half to get there, and Bean screamed much of the way. (He was tired and I don't think he likes his new big boy car seat.) We let him take the wheel for the last few blocks of the trip, though, which helped calm him down.



Once inside the club, he was mostly straight faced and wide eyed. DH supposes that he's more of the outdoorsy type. But we did manage to catch one little smile on camera.

I think it would be more fun if he was a little older, and if we went with a group. They had free refreshments, and Bean sure enjoyed his.

So he was feeling miiiighty fine by the ride home.

The day wasn't a total loss, as we did get a free pair of BabyLegs with admission. Yes, those are the blue leg warmer things in the picture. You wish you looked that good, right?

And finally, on a totally random note, what parent isn't curious about what their kid will look like when he grows up? We took a cue from Holly and used this web site to create a high school yearbook photo...


... for both of the kids.

5 comments:

Jen said...

I'm glad you had a good first day or school and weekend! As for ideas on what to do for yourself...hmmmm. I'm always one for some quiet time and a good book. Or you could go get this crazy pedicure at Peridot at Kent station where they have lots of little fish eat your dried up skin. I saw it on channel 4, and it totally creeped me out!

Yeah, I'm betting the book sounds much better.

Kathy V said...

Those pictures of the kids are so funny. The only problem is the haircuts looked so old. Bean needs to have some kind of spiked hair do or something cool!

As far as yourself, just go out by yourself one evening and get a new movie or a new kind of lotion or just walk around a store until you find something for yourself. No baby purchasing allowed!

Kathy V said...

Those pictures of the kids are so funny. The only problem is the haircuts looked so old. Bean needs to have some kind of spiked hair do or something cool!

As far as yourself, just go out by yourself one evening and get a new movie or a new kind of lotion or just walk around a store until you find something for yourself. No baby purchasing allowed!

Deb said...

driving always relaxes me too so I can understand why the bean was so much happier.
i hope that he grows into that yearbook picture. or dyes his hair (lol)
and the only other thing i have to say. who is the fine looking bitch in the last photo? heehee

Alisa said...

I vote for a mani/pedi - it's a good 2 hours where you relax and don't have to talk!