Friday, July 26, 2013

The Word No

No is a strong word. I don't like to use it often if I don't have to but sometimes Monkey brings it on himself. Say when he decides climbing the stairs is a really great idea despite the fact that he doesn't know how to go back down unless he goes head first. Or when Monkey decides the trash can is a great new toy. Or pulling my skirt down is a fun new game. Or trying to walk out the front door. Yep we have some fun times in our house right now!

The problem with Monkey and the word no? He thinks it's a game and proceeds to laugh at us or stick his tongue out or run away as fast as possible. He has become quite the little rascal lately. I love him dearly and even when I'm saying no and he's doing something for the thousandth time that we've told him not to do, I can't help but smile. That might be part of the problem :) The boy has such a sweet smile or impish grin depending on what he's doing. 

We've almost hit the one year mark. Well, Monkey has. We had our two year anniversary a few weeks ago and neither of us actually remembered it! DH left for work, I dropped Monkey off at my mom's so I could teach my Spanish class, I get home to prepare and check my phone. Sure enough Facebook reminds me we have an anniversary. Pretty sad when I only remember because of that. Luckily I have a really great parent from my school who brought me cupcakes from New York when she dropped her daughter off for class. Gift taken care of :) 

Back to Monkey. A year has gone by so fast. This time last year I was wondering how in the world I was going to set up a classroom almost 9 months pregnant. Well, thanks to an amazing IA that was taken care of, and I got to concentrate on Monkey two days after school started. He has come so far. I will say he's a little fighter. Finally hit over 20 pounds this last week. That sounds great but then you realize he's about 32 inches tall so he's a stick! He can now reach all the doorknobs and is intent on trying to turn them. So far no luck thank goodness. We are busy planning his party for the end of August. Yay! I will have been back at school almost 3 weeks at that point. The person who decided August 13th was a great day for teachers to start up at school this year stinks. That's all I'm saying. Not fun for me at all. 

And speaking of no. I dislike change. I mean it's a good thing and it's inevitable. It will happen. But we found out last week our principal took a job at another school. I'm still not sure how I feel about it. I love the person who is filling in until they find someone but I can't help but wonder what was going through his mind when he accepted the job this close to the school year starting. And only the second year of our school being open. I'm sure it wasn't an easy decision, but it's a very hard one for all of us as well. There are a lot of unanswered questions at this point because of it. And worry on my part as I am taking maternity leave two years in a row. So I'm busy planning a birthday party, doing school work, prepping for school, playing with Monkey, and being nauseous almost every day. What a summer this has been! And for your viewing pleasure may I present: My trouble maker:
Look I still fit in a bag! Actually he loves being carried like this as long as you keep moving.

I had to sit on the stairs to stop him from going up. All the sudden he hears the theme music to Star Trek and this is what happens! I fear we gave birth to a Trekkie and we don't even watch the show!

Playing in the diaper box is fun. He drags all his toys in with him and then waits for us to push him around.

Trash cans are great. Until today when he discovered that he can throw anything in the trash can! He normally throws out his dirty diapers but today he also threw out magnets, toys and anything else he could find!
Hard to believe he started out like this!

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