Really Boring Parent Stuff

It’s only about 2pm, but so far today has been really good. I guess that makes up for the badness of last night. 

Nicholas is getting pretty good at taking public transportation (and hula hooping!)

It can be really depressing watching Nicholas around other children. He’s so lonely and desperate to make friends, but the kids his own age and older exclude him because he can’t understand them and vice versa, and the younger kids are afraid of him because he’s so tall and loud. 

He ran into a small child tonight and knocked out his pedi-partial. Blood everywhere. Which means a trip to the dentist. Granted, his new dentist is awesome, but it’s still really difficult for him. Also, people give him weird looks already, and now he has no front teeth. Sigh. I just want everyone to love him as much as I do.

Took Nick to see Frozen today (at the dollar theater). When (spoiler?) Anna and Elsa’s parents died, Nick exclaimed super loudly, “Her parents are gone! Oh my chinny chin chin!”

Nick just told me that he wants our cat to scratch him because it will scab and then scar and he wants to be ‘covered in scars’.

feuilys:

i wonder why when women write teen novels they’re categorized as chicklit yet when jgreen writes teen novels hes a nyt best selling author and praised as understanding the tru nature of teens nvm i know why

Wow, Nick FINALLY woke up from the nap he took when we got home from Discovery Place. Wow. 4.5 hours of quiet. It was delightful. He is going to be up all night.

Hey Colton,

You’re going to scroll past my blog while you’re rendering something, or sitting in super heavy traffic (just kidding, don’t tumbl and drive!) or maybe even while you’re sitting right next to me! You could be talking to me instead, but you’re looking at your phone.If you look up right now, I am probably on my Chromebook. So I’m a hypocrite.

I should look at you more. You are so handsome! I love your face and your dark, pretty eyelashes. You have a nose like a Greek god and the jawline of Daniel Radcliffe. So basically you are perfect. 

Also, you are hilarious. And you cater to my dumb sense of humor. Your delivery is so great and deadpan, or totally bonkers. There is no in-between with you. 

You are super accepting of my inability to clean up after myself in a timely manner. Clothes lay on the floor for weeks at a time, and not a peep from you. Thanks for not being a dick when it would be totally acceptable for you to do so. I am a slob, and now you are forever stuck in my slovenly grasp!

 Let’s bring it back to your face though, it is the most transparent face ever. I can see every emotion on your face as you experience it, clear as day. This is amazing, because I can’t usually read emotions. But your face is like a child’s poster with a smiley face for happy and a frown for sad and so on. I’m never really confused about how you feel, and even better, you actually tell me! 

Speaking of things you tell me, you always tell me the truth. I could go on about how it’s a shame that I’m excited about loving a person who actually tells the truth, but I won’t. But it’s lovely. You’re a lovely, honest person. 

And if you’re not an honest person, you’re a damn good liar. ;)

You never make me feel inadequate or inferior. You make literally tens of thousands of dollars more than I do, and you drive us everywhere, and you are the most normal person ever (in public anyway) and you don’t make me feel like shit about it. I know, no one can ever make a person feel feelings, whatever. But I don’t feel inferior. And you are super supportive and encouraging of my career goals and my writing and everything. Every single thing I do, you ‘have my back’, as they say. 

And this parenting thing, you are great at it. My mom was spot on when she said you give off Mr. Roger’s/Steve from Blues Clues vibes. You are absolutely amazing with Nicholas and so patient and loving and just generally an understanding and awesome father. 

You don’t even know how awesome you are. You’re so modest. You’re so great at your work and always doubting yourself, but when I get bored enough to look at your work emails, it’s all “Colton saves the day! Yay, Colton!” You’re creative and persistent and really dedicated to what you do. 

We’re so different. I’m kind of awful, but you stick around. 
I love you so much.

That is all.

emrysina:

Reblog if you are a gaming couple, mom, or dad. I’d like to see how many of you guys are out there! Whether you play MMO’s, console games, etc.

Also, can you let me know if there are any websites for gaming parents? If not, would you like there to be one?

We actually managed to get out of the house today. Left at 9:30 and hopped on a bus. Nick’s 3rd bus ride. He was nervous and almost silent the entire time. But he enjoyed being Uptown and going to Discovery Place. 


I lost him several times while there. Next time I’ll make him wear brighter clothing. 

Of course the first beautiful sunny day of Nick’s spring break is also fucking freezing. 

foreverflower-child:

Best family ever

foreverflower-child:

Best family ever

He wanted to paint a rainbow sun catcher. It’s an offering to the Sunny Day gods in an attempt to make the rain go away.

He wanted to paint a rainbow sun catcher. It’s an offering to the Sunny Day gods in an attempt to make the rain go away.

People don’t like her because it’s the making of her, right now. When she, sometime soon in the future, becomes this person that she’s been kind of building up to, for the past three seasons, now four, then people will really begin to root for her. I think even the audience doesn’t realize she’s such a dark horse. If she acted badass and tried to kill everyone there, she would be dead by now! She’s so intelligent, and I can’t stress that enough. Courtesy is a lady’s armor. She’s using her courtesy to deceive people, and she’s using her former self as a facade, and it works so much to her advantage, because people still think she’s this naive, vulnerable, little girl, and she’s really not. She knows exactly what she’s doing. She knows what game she’s playing! And no one else does. And she’s learned from the best — Cersei, Margaery, Tyrion, Littlefinger, even Joffrey. She’s learned so much from these people, and they don’t even realize it. They’re unwittingly feeding her to become this great kind of manipulator. King’s Landing can either make or break a person, and in Sansa’s case, it’s making her.

Sophie Turner, in response to Sansa hate (x)

These gifs are killing me.

(via horror-mama)