Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts

Ay, Carumba, it's Tuesday again!  And once again I'm shocked that we've made it through another week.  You'd think I'd be used to it by now.  Go see Keely, she's got the 7 day thing down pat.

->  We reached new highs (lows) in self esteem last week.  When swim lessons first started, PB and I were a little worried about our slightly snug, not quite new swimwear.  And the pasty bits that were revealed when said swimwear was donned.  But we plunged in, as parents concerned with their child's aquatic ability.  Last week we had a stunning realization:  nobody cares.  We're all just worried about keeping our own guts covered and our kids from drowning that we don't have time to look at the other parents.  To the point that PB had no idea that one of the other Moms wears a bikini.  Honest to goodness.  He said, "XXX's Mom?  The kid with the cars swimsuit?  I'll have to check that out."  Great.  

->  Our big summer trip is over.  Gone.  Done with.  It was a ton of fun, and very successful.  But now what do we look forward to?  Oh, yeah, right.  Little o is almost 1!  I know, I don't believe it either.  But here's proof:

Yes.  That's little o standing with LG by the baby elephant statue.  Standing all by himself.  No, he's not walking yet.  But it's coming.  

->The inventor of the Cheez Doodle passed away last week.  A moment of silence, please.  Now go wipe the orange goo off your hands. 

->  We saw rats play basketball this weekend.  And they were pretty good.

LG was more interested in their snacking habits than their talent (I had to pick him up so that he would stop walking behind the case to see what the trainer was doing...)

->  Because there are VERY few places to take kids who can not walk yet, I want to highly recommend COSI (the Center of Science and Industry) in Columbus, Ohio.  For most of our trips, little o just hangs out in his stroller.  He views the scene from about 2 feet off the ground, often through the bars that are there to keep kids like his brother out of trouble.  Rarely do people bring attractions down to stroller level.  COSI has an area (no, not just a room, a whole area) for kids under 4.  You put the little ones down and let them go to town.  Soft ramps to crawl on, a water table to sit in and explore.  Tunnels to crawl through, and slides that they can crawl up to.  The volunteers sat on the floor on mats with different things to try out (shakers, and feather balls).  He was in heaven.  And LG had a lot of fun, too.

Yeah, that's all I have this week.  Not very random.  I told our good vacation story yesterday (go see it!).  

Have a good week, all.


VandyJ said...

How cool to find a place for the really short people!
Watch out, with walking comes running and wanting to keep up with big brother. Bruiser tops his brother in the climbiong realm, but wants to do everything else Turbo does--everything!

Sprite's Keeper said...

Amen on finding something fun for the small ones!
I always found it difficult to find anything fun for Sprite so when my sister recommended places to go with her and her son who is 10, I had to either decline or research the hell out of the place to see if there was anything for my kid to do.
Sprite is now leaving that age bracket so it's easier to entertain her since she now likes what the masses like, but it was a struggle there..

Beta Dad said...

We're about to start swim lessons too. But not till I drop about ten pounds of baby weight.

The Crazy Coxes said...

How cute are LG and Little O?

I love the swimsuit/swim class analysis. It's soooo true! But do check out the bikini mom and come back and report...I mean now that you know! ;)

tulpen said...

In mourning over the passing of the Cheeze Doodle creator.

I can't stand Mommies who don't have to wear the big ass bathing suit with the skirt that covers their big ass... like me....

Frogs in my formula said...

The Doodle man died? Oh no!

The 7 day thing is hard some weeks, isn't it??

Mrsbear said...

Yeah, the keeping kids from drowning has totally trumped my neurosis about being in a swimsuit at the pool.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I'm glad you found somewhere to take the little ones. Can't believe how fast your youngest is growing!

Captain Dumbass said...

That's great that they have something set up for the little guys. Wish somebody here would do that.