what a week

What a week, what a week. I’ve been struggling to get some work done, submit to the conference and it’s my first time TAing as a grad student and I am feeling extremely overwhelmed! My Big Boy turns 3 (3!!!) next week, and I still don’t know what I’m doing for it. Both kids need well-child visits, I’ve had a hole in my tooth for the past six months, and I’m taking some courses this quarter that are particularly challenging for me because they are pretty personal.

On a more up-beat note, potty training is going much better. We are at the point where there are still at least 1-2 accidents a day, but most of the time he’ll tell us when he’s wet, which is a significant improvement.

Watching the kids today just gave me so much joy – Baby Girl starting walking around with her hands in front of her face, making this strange high-pitched noise. Hubby and I looked at her and then looked at each other, like, what?!?! is going on? But Big Boy just jumped right in, and soon after both where walking with the hands and the noise and instead of it being really disturbing it was actually quite heartwarming to see them playing together like that. They were particularly clingy tonight since I’ve been working so much over the past five days or so, but I was happy to have them all over me. I gave them a bath, and there is nothing funnier than two toddlers in their birthday suits just so happy to be bare. And the excitment over that bath is nothing compared to brushing the teeth! Although I think that’s just because they like the taste of the toothpaste…(baby stuff, nothing harmful).

This is not a particularly interesting post, but I don’t really have the time or energy for interesting. Sometimes we just have to be happy with what we have. Although next time, I think I’ll speculate about being a black gradmommy who studies race in a predominantly white school and chronic stress….

4 thoughts on “what a week

  1. So did I! I enjoy hearing what the kiddos are up to.

    I’m drowning in work over here too. I guess this explains why we haven’t gotten together lately!


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