i love being home with choi boy and i am sure i will be really sad (read: a sobbing mess) when i head back to work next month. but right now, i kinda miss talking to grown-ups during the day. i try and remember everything i wanted to say during the day so i can share it with the hubs when he gets home, but i hardly remember anything by then and there's a certain little guy that demands our attention (which we give happily).
so, instead, i'm just going to pour out some of the thoughts that have been running through my head. because (most of) you are grown-ups, right? and we can have pretend conversations over the internets, right?
k, here goes:
*how old are the g1ee characters supposed to be? because some of them are *seriously* pushing it with the age they actually look. i'm betting puck has to shave between takes to get rid of the 5 o'clock shadow that always seems to be hiding under his makeup. and what happens when the characters graduate? will they all decide to go to some made up nearby university and continue new directions there? kind of like the gangs at s@ved by the bell or 9o210 did? or will they all mysteriously get held back like they did in the episode with cheno? hmm...
*do chocolate and ice cream count as dairy servings? i seriously hope so.
*ses@me street is on at not-so-good times in our neighborhood. 1pm, which is during cb's nap, and 10pm. who on earth is watching ses@me street at 10pm??
*what's with all the celebrites doing covert voice-overs for commercials lately? i'm pretty sure i've heard tim allen, lisa loeb and some other celebrities trying to sell me things. the trouble is, i'm so preoccupied by trying to figure out the familiar voice that i have no idea what they're selling.
*last week, i ran into a former co-worker at the supermarket. it was lovely seeing her and catching up. we didn't know each other too well when she worked at our school -- she actually tracked me down in the cheese section and said, "i remember you from somewhere, but i can't figure out where!" ;) but we had a great conversation and she loved meeting choi boy. and then we bumped into her again in another aisle and smiled and said our hellos again. and then later, i saw her out of the corner of my eye as i was heading down a different aisle, and i'm ashamed to admit i turned my cart and walked the other way. it's just that i didn't know what to say after we've already exchanged pleasantries. twice! am i the only one that finds these situations really awkward?? actually, i'm thinking no because it reminds me of this hilarious post from hyperbole and a half. go read it and then check out the rest of her site. side-splittingly funny. for reals.
*it seems as though choi boy has slowly been storing food in his cheeks for the winter. take a look:
his belly has also grown a bit since he's come home. methinks choi boy has taken a liking to american food. ;)
*yesterday, i was talking with a dear friend of mine (who is also adopting) about the costs of adoption. i was saying that if it wasn't so expensive, i'd love to adopt several more children (not that finances are the only thing to consider!). we were both saying how adoption has changed the way we look at costs of things; that as terrible as it sounds, we'll hear about a new car or a really expensive piece of jewelry and think, "that would pay for an adoption!" don't get me wrong, we have no regrets our adoption and the financial aspects of it...it's just funny how it changes your perspective. on that note, a new-ish reader of chois-r-us emailed me about a really cool auction fundraiser she and her husband are hosting on their blog. all of the proceeds will directly fund their adoption from taiwan. check it out!
*lots of my friends told me i'd lose a lot of weight once choi boy came home because i'd be chasing around a toddler all day. and while i have dropped 4 or 5 pounds, i think it's all rapidly coming back. because sometimes, during the day, i'll think about all the things i'll be able to eat after choi boy is down for his nap or for the night. and sometimes, knowing that a slice of chocolate cake awaits me is enough to get me through some cranky cb tantrums. mmmmm...
*i am absolutely loving this gorgeous weather we're having here this week. i cannot wait for spring to get here! i'm so tired of bundling up every time we leave the house. i love my cute boots, but i'm ready for some ballet flats and flip flops. which reminds me, the hubs recently told me that i need stop wearing my cute boots because i'm a mom now and i need to wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off. he told me i should get a pair of cr0cs. NEVER going to happen. like EVER. unless j*crew starts making them super cute. ;)
*i loved spending valentine's day with my TWO boys:
the hubs and i have a tradition of eating pizza on valentine's day, so this time we brought our little munchkin along to our favorite local pizza shop and loved every minute of our dinner. even the part where we were wiping pizza sauce off of choi boy's ears. ;)
okay, i'm off to go eat some chocolate cake, yo. back next time with less rambling and more gratuitous choi boy pics! ;)