General slackitude

Maybe it’s just the summer sloth setting in or it could be that writing for Home Ec 101 and Lowcountry Blogs is sapping most of my energy.

It also could be that we haven’t done much of interest over the past few weeks.  There is only so much I can write about the rug monkeys without feeling as though I, too, will keel over with boredom.

I want to know who decided it would be a good idea to let Mark try coffee?  I don’t know who gave him his first sip, but now each morning I have the treat of ear rupturing shrieks for “COPPEE!!”  until I relent and let him have a sip. It’s not sweet, it’s just your basic coffee with milk.

I’m on a mission to break this waking at the crack of dawn habit they’ve developed.  We slipped up a few weeks ago and let bedtime slide a little late a few nights in a row.  Since then, 5:30 rolls around and their eyes pop open.  I’m usually awake, but that is my writing time and having a toddler climbing on your head, shrieking “COPPEE!” isn’t exactly conducive to creativity.  I’m moving bedtime earlier by 15 minutes each night and reducing naptimes until we fix the problem.

Baby countdown: 7 or 8 weeks if my track record holds true.

Highlight for today:  We’re going swimming

House update: We’re considering cork flooring for the master bedroom.  Has anyone tried it?  It installs like hardwood, but may be more environmentally friendly.


#1 Mike on 06.13.07 at 12:58 pm

My sister is having cork flooring installed in her office today. I’ll let you know what she thinks about it next week.

#2 Margo on 06.13.07 at 1:22 pm

That’s funny! Christian begs for coffee too! (Thanks Mike) Ya’ll have fun swimming today! 🙂

#3 Mike on 06.14.07 at 1:55 am

No need to wait until next week. My sister loves her new cork floor and how soft it feels.

#4 Bramble on 06.14.07 at 7:57 pm

ryan loveesss coffee. a bonus tho is in many children before the age of six it actually has a sedative effect 🙂

#5 Angela on 06.15.07 at 2:09 am

I am very glad to hear that my child is not the only one to love coffee:) My three year old was sasking for it every morning, I started giving him chocolate milk instead and now he needs it like most people need coffee in the morning…he is a complete crab until he has his glass on chocolate milk.

#6 Maureen on 06.17.07 at 1:38 am

At least you aren’t like the mom I know that gives her three year old two full cups of STRONG (I’ve tasted it, so I know, LOL) jet black coffee every morning – and trust me, it doesn’t have a sedative effect on this little guy (zoom, zoom, zoom “Mama, I need more COFFEE!!!”)

#7 ChrisM on 06.17.07 at 5:36 am

How can flooring NOT be environmentally friendly? It all eventually ends up in a landfill anyways…which I think about alot when I watch those HGTV house flip shows…

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