Then a very unusual thing happened: Brian got sick. He never gets sick. In fact, he always teases me about how ever since we got engaged he's done nothing but take care of me while I'm sick (some of that was pregnancy related, plus a bad bout of mono). This week I got to return the favor a little bit. But he's better now, and we're not sure what it was because so far (knock, knock), the kids and I haven't gotten it.
It's also gotten really cold all of the sudden. Well, maybe cool would be a better term, but it feels cold coming off of summer. I had forgotten what a royal PAIN it is to bundle up kids, especially babies, to go outside. So here are a couple of questions for those of you who have the chitlens:
1) If you are just getting in the car to go somewhere and then will immediately get out of the car and go inside, do you bother putting jackets on? Isn't the "jacket in car seat" thing a pain?
2) Let's say you have a 2 year old (hypothetically), who throws a fit about wearing shoes and socks to play in the yard, and it's 50 degrees out. Do you fight this battle or just let her feet get cold?
3) How cold does it have to be outside before you turn the furnace on? Or I guess more accurately, how cold does it have to get inside?
Finally, last night I sorted through all of my clothes and came to an astonishing revelation, although I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Article for article, I have more maternity clothing than I have regular clothing. And not only that, when I pulled out my non-maternity fall clothes (that I've worn 1 of the last 3 winters) and tried them on, I hated them all. So I'm down to a couple of pairs of jeans and a few shirts. Next week's review will hopefully include "acquired new wardrobe."