A Different Monday

Welcome to October. Milly and I had other-than-usual Mondays today, and it started as soon as she woke up around 8:15 or so.  I heard her get up and opened the door before she had a chance to knock, and the first thing out of her mouth was, “Daddy, I pooped and pee peed in the little potty!”  And indeed she had.  In fact, she hadn’t put her pullup back on, so I checked her bed and it was dry. If you may recall, Amanda and I are bribing Milly, telling her that if she can go a week without making a mess in her pullups while she’s sleeping we’ll get a baby Ariel doll for her from Target.  We …

Finally Taken

Today was mostly overcast and a little bit drizzly, so it was one of those days where once we got home from church and Mayfaire (along with a stop at Target), we didn’t feel like doing much. At Target Milly wanted to ride in a cart with two seats attached to the front, which Amanda and I relented on and allowed, though it was ridiculous because the thing was huge and we hardly had anything in the cart.  We went there to get pullups, which Milly just ran out of, but we also looked for jean shorts, which she needs for a dance event next week, and a belt, because some of her pants show her booty every time she …

11 Years of 9/11

I can’t believe it’s been so long.  I think I’ve said that every year for the past few, but still.  It’s crazy to think of how many people have been born who will only know about it from history books.  And some of those kids are probably just now starting to learn about the events of that day. I woke up today to the feeling of heavy bounces on my bed.  Milly had gotten up when Amanda was leaving, so as usual in such cases she came to my room to hang out and watch PBS Kids or something while I finished sleeping.  Turns out she would stand on Amanda’s pillow while holding the headboard then let go and fall …

Walt Shot Jesse

That’s a total untruth. Amanda’s brother, Michael, texted me yesterday that he couldn’t wait for us to get caught up on Breaking Bad, so I texted him tonight that I couldn’t believe Walt shot Jesse.  Long story short, I convinced him that I had seen an episode newer than the one that aired Sunday night and had accidentally given away a huge spoiler.  To my knowledge, Walt will not be shooting Jesse next week. At any rate, Amanda and I are now fully caught up on Breaking Bad, meaning that we’re going to have to start waiting for new episodes like the rest of the world. Milly spent a lot of time playing in her room today.  She was up there a …

Beach Day with Most of the Hausers +1

We went to Beulaville for breakfast at Amanda’s grandparents’ house this morning.  Amanda’s (great-)aunt Joanne was there along with her mom’s cousin, Terry.  She’s moving with her job and looking for a place to stay in the general vicinity.  Karen was there too, of course.  Unless she’s out of town or something, I think she has breakfast with her parents every Saturday. Hausers plus Heiko minus Monique, who was working, came over.  We loaded the back seat down with car seats and all piled into Escape with me and Simon sitting in the very back to go to Wrightsville Beach.  Heiko sat in the back with me on the way home.  They both offered to let me sit in the …