You know I love knowing what you guys are up to and what your days look like. Are you putting on makeup in the morning and shopping with a #PSL or are you working out or are you meal prepping for the whole week or are you actually doing the kind of stuff I'm doing? Here's what's been consuming my life currently. Tell me how we measure up...
Camryn spends 95% of her time 100% naked. I don't know what the deal is but I see more of her bottom half than I care to. She has no shame. She loves being naked and she loves to dance so keeping her away from the pole is my life's goal. No judgement but you understand.
She's potty trained so that's awesome except she prefers to be completely naked to use the bathroom which makes using public restrooms a nightmare as you can imagine. If you hear someone saying, "PLEASSSSE keep your clothes on! Don't touch ANYTHING. Seriously. You don't have to take your shoes off to go to the bathroom. Please!!" That's me. Please say hello.
She started school. Here is the first day of school pic-
"Camryn, please don't turn your face inside out. Smile!" So this-
My picture taking skills haven't improved but never one to give up, I tried for the infamous Second Day of School picture because everyone knows the "First Day of School" picture is so last year.
We have settled in to apartment living and I actually really like it. I don't even know why we are bothering building a house. Maintenance man living is where it's at! Camryn has been testing the plumbing system here by shoving entire rolls of toilet paper square by square in the toilet. The plumbing isn't great but the maintenance man Gary can unclog a toilet in under 15 seconds. I know because I stand behind him with a stop watch and make it a game. He doesn't know we're playing but he's putting up better numbers and that is something to be proud of. Go Gary!
You know how you have those days when your underwear matches the rest of your clothes and those clothes are actual society approved clothing (read they have buttons and do not contain elastic) and your nails (all of them) are painted and you feel like you really have your life together. Parenting isn't so hard. You laugh (internally) at everyone whining that parenting is so difficult? And maybe you consider writing a post about How to Succeed in Life and then you walk in and find your little blonde child elbow deep in the toilet and you begin praying that it is a clean toilet. And then you remember that you haven't cleaned yet in this place (don't judge) and she's been quiet for more than 60 seconds so all of your dreams are shattered as you realize, Yep, she just used that toilet and is playing in it. So, yeah, that happened.
Those really are my nails. Day two. Chris asked if it's a "thing" to only have one hand painted. I told him yes.
Meanwhile Camryn is sweet to her tiny little core but she's sassy. 100% of the time she gets in trouble, it's for being sassy, which I secretly love but whatever.
While at GiGi & Papa's (my in-laws) where she is spoiled completely rotten, picture her watching TV with a little hand on GiGi's leg while GiGi spoons macaroni and cheese in her precious little face.
Camryn: <says something sassy>
Me: Camryn, I don't like your sassy attitude. Say you're sorry.
Camryn: <looks at GiGi> "GiGi, hit Mommy."
Like GiGi is her "muscles" and like anyone around here hits anyone. Ever. Ridiculous and I've mastered rolling my eyes which I expect her to pick up on any minute so look for me complaining about that soon.
We are on the "I do it myself" kick which means that it takes us approximately 2.5 hours to do any one single task. Basically all we do is get ready to go somewhere and then when we are finally ready it's time to head home. We are in a constant state of dress rehearsal.
Inside out and backwards. Panties were also inside out and backwards so she committed to the theme.
"Sparkly Shoes" All done by herself in less than 75 minutes.
Camryn is a candle and crayon scratcher which makes Chris completely insane. She is also a licker. This very moment she is scratching a candle and Chris just said, with his skin crawling off his body, "Camryn, please stop." So she walks over to him (completely naked obvi) and licks his hand. Normal response.
This is followed by -
Camryn: "I want to take a nap."
...she just got out of bed...
Me: You want to take a nap?
Camryn: <throws herself on the floor> "I DON'T WANNNNNNNNNNNA TAKE A NAP!!!"
In a separate conversation we were playing on the floor and she abruptly got up and said,
Camryn: "I'm going to go play with knives and forks. I'll be riiiiiiiiiiight back!"
Me: Oh yeah sure. No problem. ???
In more adult news: You guys know Witty+Pretty - I was actually featured on her blog which is so major in my life because she is the popular cool chick with the super witty blog who is always doing fun stuff in the city. We are basically twinsies. I was really pumped to show up there and then we had coffee and I was all awkward but let's not talk about that...click on over and check out what I had to talk about for my first appearance and then read all of her other stuff because it's Monday and what else do you have to do?
So, that's what I've been doing. What have you guys been doing? What do you do all day? Tell me! I really want to know!