And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Check Please

Today was one of those of those days similar to the experience of eating in a restaurant where you ordered something that looked and sounded fantastic and when it finally arrived it either tasted like feet or had a hair in it. Today was kind of one of those days where I wish I was Phil Connors in Groundhog Day and got another chance at today tomorrow. I know many people will read this and think it's silly....tons of people had days way worse than mine. And mine wasn't necessarily bad....just disappointing in a way.

I was quite excited for my day off today. Every other day this week is a work day including the weekend coming up so I was excited for a day away from work at home with Benj. My day started when my little human alarm clock began blowing raspberries in his crib at 5:00 a.m. His latest sleeping pattern....only up twice at night which is awesome. That's far better than normal. But now he's chosen 5:00 as the optimal time to begin each day. 5 isn't an awful hour to wake up if you're headed to work, but when you're home with baby, starting the day at 5:00 a.m. means it will be a "2 breakfast" kind of day....stumble to the coffee pot and eat some cereal to make it through until the first nap then promptly nap when he does then start the day all over again normally at the time you originally were hoping to wake up. Silver lining....we had "family nap" in the bed together this morning. That was nice.

We went on a lovely walk with a friend in the morning since the weather was perfect. Endorphins were was happily panting, Ben held up great until the very end. Picked him up out of the jogger.....code brown. Adios outfit....Hola to the stain on my jogger. Silver oxy clean.

We had lots of errands to run today as well. We were going to meet up with another friend for errands and started at Barnes and Noble hoping to grab a drink and hang out while the boys slept. Neither boy slept, no drinks were had and we both knew our children well enough to part ways quickly and get our stuff done before meltdown baby decided to make his appearance. Silver lining....we're planning to hang out this weekend.

Ben and I took off for Babies R'Us. I have had problems with this particular store in the past and didn't really want to go there but I checked online for the thing I was looking for and this was the only store that had it in stock so we reluctantly took off. Imagine if gas stations didn't have gas or if restaurants were out of food....that's about the equivalent of Babies R'Us not having diapers. One would think it ludacris...agreed. Ludacris. No size 4 diapers. Strike 1. Then we went to look for more mesh bags to go with Ben's teething feeder thing. Bananas and yogurt....the only things I can get in him other than breastmilk. The sales associate says "yup those bags will fit into the teether you have...they aren't the same brand but they're the only bags we sell and we only sell one kind of teether so you should be good to go. Strike 2. Got home....definitely didn't fit. Got home....looked at receipt and they used my 20% off coupon on the box of baby Q-tips I bought which saved me about .25 cents. Strike 3. So as of tomorrow Ben might not have diapers to wear, he won't be able to eat any solid food at all, but (silver lining) at least he can clean his ears.

Flummoxed...we left for the Asian market. For those who don't know, I am about as Asian as the wok in my kitchen....I bought it at Ikea. Yes looks are deceiving but don't be fooled- I speak more Dutch than Korean, have Dutch windmill towels in my kitchen and here's a secret...I eat very poorly with chopsticks. I have inherited a love for rice and buy it in bulk at the Asian supermarket. I was checking out and the woman who was checking me out started speaking to me in Korean. I politely shook my head and said I don't speak Korean. For some reason she didn't quite get it and continue to speak to me in Korean and then got frustrated with me for not understanding her. I felt bad. Silver lining- Ben was fascinated and enjoyed the market.

We joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) this summer. We paid money upfront and will get veggies from a local organic farm for the next 26 weeks. Today was our first week of produce and I was soooo excited for Brian to come home with all the veggies. I was picturing delicious stirfry and experimenting with fun, new recipes. Let's put it this way....we have 4 kinds of lettuce taking up space in the fridge right now. Silver lining.....weight loss program 2010 in the Roelofs' house has just gotten a lot easier.

So anyway...that was our day today. I guess I was just anticipating something that in reality just didn't quite make it. I shouldn't complain because it really wasn't a bad day....just not all I hoped it would be. Ben was happy and seemed to enjoy being out and about and having mommy home and with him all day.

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