1. Are y’all watching Dancing With the Stars? I’m loving it this season. Some seasons I could take it or leave it, but having so many talented, incredible all stars dancing this season has made it so enjoyable to watch. I’m loving Melissa and Tony, Shawn and Derrick, and Cheryl and Emmitt. In many ways I cheer for the pro as much as the “star.” Who are you rooting for?
2. Some days I feel like my memory is going to be completely gone within a couple of years. Sometimes it’s just simple short term stuff like remembering what I ate for dinner last night. Or remembering what time my kids need to be picked up from various activities on different days. But sometimes it’s more “important” things that I’m forgetting. Take yesterday for example. I blogged about “baby’s first Christmas.” And when I wrote the post, all I could remember is the way we have celebrated Christmas for the last two years, and the way we’ll spend it this year. I completely forgot that we took a family trip to Gatlinburg for Hudson’s first Christmas until a sweet blog reader pointed it out. So I edited my post, but only after I felt like a moe-ron.
Mommy brain is real, y’all. It starts with pregnancy and goes downhill from there. I think it’s because I’m trying to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks on a day to day basis, and so many big things become fuzzy over time.
Anyway, I’m sorry if I confused y’all. I’ve officially confused myself.
3. We also watched Nashville last week. Wow! I just loved it. Seeing Tami Taylor again just thrills me, but I love her character on this show and I’m really excited to see how all these stories develop.
4. And Homeland? Y’all. If you haven’t seen Season 1 of Homeland, go ahead and watch it, and then hurry up and catch up on Season 2. This show is incredible. I’m afraid to say anything because any detail could spoil it.
5. Perhaps I’m losing my memory because I’m so invested in fall television?
6. Todd was out of town until late yesterday and I decided to take the boys on a walk before bedtime to kill some time and get out of the house. Hudson said he wanted a blanket, and I thought they just looked so sweet together. At one point Hudson was squeezing Hayes’s knee and doing everything he could to make Hayes laugh. And Hayes was just giggling so loud. Goodness. There are some moments where I can sit back and watch them interact and it makes my whole week. I don’t need to intervene or break up a fight and they’re just so happy. I love it.
7. I posted this on Instagram yesterday, but Hayes got a card in the mail from his Sunday school teacher, and it’s just the sweetest thing. I’ll admit I got a little choked up just thinking about my kids and their lives and their interactions with people when they’re away from me. What a huge opportunity they have to touch people’s lives and be salt and light.
I love saving things like this for their baby books.
8. Hudson’s teacher has been calling all the parents this week just to check in and see if we have any questions or concerns. And she called me last night. I was excited to hear that he’s adjusting really well, and seems to be a social butterfly. We laughed because I was pretty concerned at the beginning of the school year about how he would adjust socially. She said that he was concerned about his friends and that he loves to learn. And his only area of concern is remembering to clean up and being willing to clean up.
9. I’m thankful I have this blog to remind me of things when I can’t remember what we did yesterday or a week ago or three years ago.