Lately I've been noticing more and more "currently" posts floating around the interweb. I forget where I originally got the idea to do these posts, but I did look around to see if there was a link-up happening anywhere and I didn't find anything. Sooooo.....I thought it would be a good idea to make one! Since I pretty sure I only have six followers, I asked my friend Wendy over at This Amazing Day if she wanted to co-host. Wendy tried to tell me that she thinks she only has four followers, but whatever - even if there are three of your out there that read both our blogs, that's still 7 potential followers we can hound to link-up! So here are the details -
We are going to host the link-up on Thursday's. That gives me four days to figure out how to do a link-up and for you to write an awesome post. Wendy and I are going to use the same "currently's" (themes? categories? dunno...) and you are welcome to do the same. This coming Thursday we're going to go with:
- Listening to
Ok, so you're in, right?! RIGHT?!? We're so excited!
CURRENTLY - MAMA
Learning about basic income, poverty-reduction initiatives across Canada, and community-based research ethics. I've been to so many conferences in the past two weeks that my head is swimming with new information. I enjoy the learning and networking opportunities, but the best part about conferences is always the food.
Waiting for Ontarians to take a hint from our neighbours in Quebec. I'm so inspired and proud of everyone participating in the Quebec student movement. If you've been living under a rock (or only watch American news), you should probably READ THIS and WATCH THIS (even if you don't care to learn about the movement, this video is absolutely beautiful).
Wondering how to curb my ice-cream addiction. Kris and I are both lactose-sensitive, but we also have a major ice-cream addiction (that we appear to have handed down to our son). I tried to trick our taste buds with ice-cream's healthier cousin, sorbet, but to no avail. Perhaps frozen yogurt will save us from gaining 60lbs. this summer?
Changing my clothes 50 times a day. As the weather warms up, my laundry increases dramatically. I normally wear a skirt or dress to work and then come home and change into shorts and a t-shirt for bike riding and playing at the park with Kale. Then I wear pj's (for some reason I cannot wear the same pj's two nights in a row...I can't really explain why). This equals three outfits a day (minimum!), which means a mountain of laundry every week.
Attempting to blog more. I was on a role last week when I posted three times, but I have a hard time keeping up the pace. I'm hoping this late week link-up will help me since I tend to start the week strong and then disappear as things wind down toward the weekend.
CURRENTLY - KALE
Learning a thousand new words a day. I actually thought we'd experienced the "word explosion" everyone talks about, but since Kale turned 2 I've been corrected. The kid does not stop talking. We lay in bed at night and he talks for an HOUR before falling asleep. Then he talks in his sleep all night about swimming and helmets and the cat. Then he wakes up and TALKS.ALL.DAY. I literally have forgotten what silence sounds like.
Waiting his turn. Kale shows zero signs of patience in most activities, except when it's time to "wait his turn." I'm sure this is something his genius teachers have instilled in him and I could not be more thankful. He blew my mind earlier this week when we had to wait in a long line at the market. He actually stood still and even though I'm pretty sure everyone else in line was super annoyed by him repeating "Kale waits turn. Kale waits turn. Kale waits turn," I was totally floored and proud.
Wondering when we're going: to the park, swimming, or on a bike ride. Kale asks us to do these things about 6000 times a day (see point 1, I'm not exaggerating).
Changing every second. Remember when your baby was an itty bitty thing? And if you blinked, something about them changed? And then they got a bit older and the changes slowed down? Well, since turning two, Kale has not only started talking non-stop, but is changing SO MUCH. His mannerisms, his quirks, everything. STOP GROWING, CHILD!
Attempting to unlock every door that exists. Kale has developed a complete obsession with unlocking doors (or at least pretending to). He insists on unlocking all four car doors before he'll get in his carseat. When we get to school, he has to unlock every door in the gym and classroom before he can unlock the door for me to leave. Quirks are cute, but let's be real, not everyone wants to wait while a two year old unlocks the door to the mall before he'll let them inside.