Friday, January 30, 2009

growing and other things that sneak

The Captain was more than 2 lbs over his birth weight on Wednesday. He cannot be stopped. He will grow up and out, and that's all there is to it. *sigh*

Living on a fixed student-loan income (not adjusted for inflation, why would they want to do that?) during a recession is DANG FUN.

Applying for (and jumping through hoops to remain eligible for) every conceivable form of aid/scholarship/reduced rate very quickly wears out a person's self esteem. It also aggravates anxiety in those prone to it. Don't ask me how I know this.

Do you think if I clicked my heels hard enough I could make a bucket of quarters appear (laundry money)? It's really hard to try to "ration" laundry when all of your newborn's "holes" are functioning so well.

Sir O has been on a hunger strike since the Captain joined us. Today he skipped lunch altogether in favor of hanging out in his crib pretending to take a nap. Sneaky devil.

Sir O got very lucky this morning and his favorite people gave him a reprieve from his boredom. He loved being outside. Once inside, he wasted no time becoming insanely bored again.

I'm trying to find ways to celebrate upcoming birthdays and new babies of friends and family without actually spending any money. This is trickier than it sounds. I'm not trying to spend "less" money. I've been using those tricks for as long as I can remember. We're talking zero budget for celebrating. Leaves me feeling terribly out of character.

Sir O has decided he's done pretending to "nap" and is now hollering. (Or is he singing "jingle bells"?) I had better go save the Captain from him. To the rescue, again.


Katie May said...

Alright, I need to get down and set a date to cure Oliver of this stir-craziness! Gredtel would be more than happy to oblige!

And just so you know, not 10 min. ago I found myself on my kitchen floor shedding tears over Medicaid. I know JUST how you feel!

Anonymous said...

I know exactly how it feels to want to be able to do something for people to celebrate special occasions but having no money to do it with. Honestly, I realized that a nice note and well wishes are what make me the most happy on special days. That is the same idea I had to apply to my gift giving and well wishing.

Your little boys just keep getting cuter!

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