Man, i'm bad at posting during the school year. This october has definitely been a lot busier than last october. Ryan and I are both full blown into our programs... did you know he is majoring in engineering? Talk about a smart guy. Anywho, while going over our schedules for this Winter, we realized that we are going to be busier than ever. Know what that means? Bye bye library day...hello staying up until 2-3am. I actually cried because I have class Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. from either 5-6pm or 5-8. Not bad right? Well then you have to spend at least an hour a week with the dogs walking them, caring for them etc. And not to mention the grooming and general parameters you have to do once a week as well. I am also taking an online class. How is it that I have 3 classes, only 2 vet ones, and will be busier than ever? If Ryan wants a guys night with Aden, that'll mean I only get to put him to bed 2 times a week. TWO. I told you I cried. Ryan has class every single day. If anyone is interested in babysitting PLEASE let me know when you can. I think i'm going to start looking for a "regular" babysitter or two so I can start introducing them to Aden and getting him used to new people. Seriously, please write me an inbox message.
You know what doesn't help? Knowing that it won't get better for a year and a half. I have
school the next two summers. No vacations, no nothing. Sometimes growing up really stinks.
On the other hand, Trick or Treat is tonight!! How awesome is that? Last year Ryan and I felt weird going up to people's doors with our 7 month old asking for candy so we just walked around. This year... even though aden can't say trick or treat and even though he has never really had candy (besides some chocolate I sneak him every once in awhile) we are totally going. And you know what? I'm gonna eat the candy.
It starts at 6 and guess who has class 5 to 5:50 tonight? Oh yeah, that's me. So if you see a mad driver on 71 north tonight, that'll be me trying to get home in time to dress Aden up and then drive back down to Upper Arlington to trick or treat with my fam and Pippa,Preston, and Adriana. (I would call them the Black Family... Adriana black, preston black... but that kind of sounds racist soooo i'm not gonna go that route)
Aden is the most tantrummy little guy ever. For example, my mom was eating her breakfast this morning and Aden wanted the cereal. I went to get him some of his own instead of him trying to mooch of my mom's plate, and he swung around screaming and threw his grocery cart on the ground. Ugh. The worst times are morning time (no matter what, this kid doesn't wake up happy) and 5pm. Punishing doesn't even work... just ignoring. He gets seriously offended when people don't watch or pay attention to him. He's become a master of getting out of your arms when you hold him and also at pinching. I don't know what happened to my sweet little newborn baby but I did NOT sign up for this. I guess when I was pregnant I just was thinking of the new baby stage and then going straight into the school age. Stupid terrible two's.
After a long day of tantrums, I make it a point to read to him every single night, no matter how bad the day was or how scream-y he is being. It not only helps him relax, but it lets him know that I love him to pieces... and best of all, it calms me down. My favorite mommy-calm-down-book is On The Night You Were Born. It brings me back to Friday night (technically saturday morning) on March 7 at 12:28 when AJ was born. I STILL can't believe he didn't cry when he was being held. I guess we're getting payback now.
New words are still being learned; chip, bird, bread, banana... just randoms. He really isn't as interested in using real words as he is with blabbering whatever sound he can make. I'm not too worried because I just remember how it was with walking. I wanted him to walk SO bad (he didn't even crawl until 11 months and he didn't stand until 12.5 months) and then he started walking and now, well... here we are in toddler hell. I figure it'll be about the same with talking. I'm guessing with Aden it'll be more screaming/animal sounds like it was when his dad was little. Maybe someday i'll have a little Vivianne that'll follow in MY footsteps and be a quiet, shy, blonde girl attached to her mommy. But knowing me I'll probably end up with 6 boys. Because God loves me like that.
So to continue with the halloween festivities- did you know I have only been to one halloween party in my life? and that was in 5th grade when I looked like cinderella on crack. So Pippa (again, she really is my only friend) and Ryan and I are going to Xavier to do some halloweening with him! Wait till you see pics.
Okay, off to study more for midterms. Did you know that general parameters involves sticking a thermometer up a cat/dogs rear end? Did you know that Shaggy- one of the dogs we work with- humped me while I was sitting on the ground playing with him... he is a big dog. Did you know Billy Bob got loose in an empty classroom and I couldn't catch him? Did you know I love what i'm doing?
No. Because I never have time to blog. grrr