Archive for September, 2013

24
Sep
13

Why I Will NEVER Wear Pants Without Pockets Again!

Some blog posts are rants, some are joyful celebrations, and some just plain write themselves.

I woke up on time this morning. So I got  to clean the kitchen, pack my gym bag, play with Drake, and walk the dog without feeling crazy.

I took our two bags and Drake out to the car, and was strapping him in for our drive to work.  Since my pants didn’t have any pockets, I laid my phone on the seat next to the car seat and handed Drake the keys because I know he loves them. Since we were having such a good morning, I didn’t want it spoiled with a power struggle over car seat straps and it worked.

Usually the car keys and phone are in my pocket, and Drake is playing with “his” keys, a set of old ones I put together for him.

I wanted my round hairbrush out of my bag in the back and in my gym bag, so I grabbed the brush, shut the hatch to the CRV and as I reached for the driver door handle I heard “click.”

Oh no, oh s*&t. This is not happening.

I also usually leave my door open until the getting the 19 month old into the car act is completed.

So of course I try cajoling first. “C’mon Drake, push the other button. You’re so awesome push the other button.”  He smiles at me repeatedly pushing the lock button.

Da*&^t.

So I go knock on the neighbors door. No one home. I go and try to kick our back door in for the spare key. Nope.

I go back to the car, and plead. “You can do it. Hit more buttons. C’mon buddy!” The panic alarm starts going off. Whooo wooo wooo Whoooss a dummy. Whooos a dummy.

Then after another click the alarm turns off. Then one more click and the door opens when I pull the handle.

“YOU ARE AWESOME! But no more keys.”

Daddy’s response, “I told you giving him the car keys was a bad idea.”

Thank goodness it was only 55 degrees this morning. Yay fall.

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15
Sep
13

Happy Neonatal Nurses Day

This is a day late because Drake has his first bad cold and I did not have time to finish.

My mama is a Registered Nurse. I always knew her job was special, but I never truly understood the value of nursing until I witnessed it from the NICU.

Our nurses held and rocked and fed my baby boy when I left each night. They supported me when no breast milk came, and they made sure D got donor milk as long as he could.

They made scrapbook pages and graduation certificates. They gave the first bath and taught me how.

They made me sit that first week before I could hold him even though I wanted to push.

Thank you for your expert care and kindness.

10
Sep
13

Super Heroes

In 1979 at 2 years old, I won a Halloween costume competition. My mom bought me the Wonder Woman underoos, red tights, and shoes, and my Aunt Viv sewed me an amazing Red Sparkly cape with blue sparkle stars.  It was made so well my little sister was Wonder Woman a few years down the road, too.

That was my first and last costume win, but the love of superheroes has remained.

In 2000, I married a boy who shares my love of superheroes and the fantastic. Then in 2012, we gave birth to a superhero.

This weekend we manned an exhibitor booth at the Inaugeral Cincinnati Comic Con at the NKY Convention Center. I worried over how Drake would tolerate 24 hours out in public with large crowds. He was awesome. The organizers were awesome. The artists were freaking AMAZING. The crowds were friendly and excited to be there.

I didn’t get to see any panels because I was working, but my husband went one on pen and ink in comics. He really enjoyed it.

Great job, Overlord organizers and Henchman volunteers! We’re looking forward to next year.

Who Ya Gonna Call

Who Ya Gonna Call

Con Day 2

LARGE Coffee and Program

badges

Event Badges, hanger sponsored by Dark Horse Comics

Saving the World is Hard Work

Saving the World is Hard Work

Thirsty

Thirsty

 

Droids for sale!

Droids for sale!

 

Lunch at Oktoberfest, Mainstrasse, Covington

Lunch at Oktoberfest, Mainstrasse, Covington

 

Tardis

Tardis, it’s bigger on the inside.

 

05
Sep
13

Weekend Adventures

I am super duper excited.

This weekend our family is working my art college’s booth at the Cincinnati Comic Con!

That’s right! Not only are we preemie parents we’re huge geeks.

Drake’s even got his very own mini superhero outfit:

Drake, Super Preemie

Drake, Super Preemie

 

I know our family is going to have a blast doing something we love. This time last year we were already in RSV isolation due to early flu outbreaks.

What a difference a year can bring. 🙂

Happy Weekend!




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