I forgot my zip code again today. It’s been happening a lot lately. I know I’ve lived here five years and it’s sort of an IMPORTANT ITEM TO REMEMBER. But it’s completely gone. Pffft.
The lady at the store running the cash register? Totally convinced I’m an idiot.
She may be right.
I am telling myself that as soon as we decided to move, my brain let go of my current zip code knowing it would not apply for long. But since I can’t seem to remember what our new zip code will be either, my theory may be busted.
I know my new house and yard are beautiful, but just for this moment, I want to look at my two lone front yard trees and be a bit sad. I will miss them next fall.
I promised the kids a semi-normal week this week. Which basically meant, “Mommy will buckle down and try to pay attention during school.”
So I’ve enjoyed a full week of reading lessons with Adam and Ellen. We’ve switched them completely over to the All About Reading program (Level 1 for her, the new Level 2 for him) and they really enjoy it. I’ll review it in detail later, but the short version is: this is more fun and just as easy as All About Spelling.
Finn is finally finding his rhythm and napping like a normal child. I hear angels singing. He still gets up too early for my liking, but he’s predictable about it, so there’s that. He still doesn’t have any teeth. It doesn’t stop him one bit. I’m the lazy mother who feeds him whatever the heck is in reach that he can reasonably swallow. Willa and Mira got to feed him his snack this afternoon.
He swallowed it just as fast as they could shove it in. I was right there supervising and making sure they gave him a chance to gum it a bit in between bites.
And everybody was happy.
And that pretty much sums up all the items in my head I can’t remember. It’s the calm before the storm. We’re moving at some unspecified date this month and there’s chaos ahead. But now, just for this moment, I can focus on reading and snack time and my toothless baby.
Zip codes. Bah.
Who needs ‘em, anyway?