Ahhhh....the lazy days of summer.....when you just kind of loll about in the sun, fanning yourself and drinking lemonade, not doing much. Or, running about the state trying to find cool new things to do, ditching your child with various babysitters for most of the day while traipsing around folksy urban neighborhoods with your mom, shopping for useless crap and gorging yourself on hamburgers and dark chocolate ice cream cones as big as your head and trying to see how many days you can go without cooking (answer: indefinitely).
Last night I had a microwaved baked potato for dinner and mom had microwaved leftover pizza. We aren't exactly models of healthy eating around here. Having a low maintenance houseguest is pretty awesome though. I'll start getting out stuff to cook and she'll yell, "NO!!!! Can't you find something easier? Isn't there a frozen pizza in there?!"
Tonight my choir "hell week" returns. I have choir practice tonight and then concerts every night through Sunday of Beethoven's 9th. And, ummm....I still haven't sung the entire thing through yet. My aunt and uncle are coming in tonight, my dad comes in tomorrow (right after my weekly ultrasound), and then John returns for a few short hours Friday night around the time my mom and dad leave with me for the concert that night.
Oh, and guess what? Becca is using the potty now! It suddenly just clicked and I already find myself saying, "That wasn't so bad! Potty training isn't that hard." How quickly I forget. We even made a trip to Toys R Us last night for her to choose one toy for having a big success on the potty. She totally understood she could only get one thing. She would pick up something (an Ariel doll) and say she wanted that. Then, she would spy something else, fling the Ariel doll at us and say "Put that back! I want THIS," while clutching a Sleeping Beauty dress-up dress to herself. She did that for about 30 minutes, dropping one thing and picking up another. She ended up with a total piece of crap princess art set, which came broken and with one of the markers already dried up.
Summary: Been having fun. Been having some parenting successes (don't jinx it, don't jinx it, don't jinx it), and life is about to get a little crazy for the next few days. Bring it on, Beethoven. You don't scare me.