Category Archives: Family

Jennifer’s sleep ramblings

Her: *snorrrrreee* *gasp* You aren’t taking pictures, right?!?!?!?

Me: wat?

Her: You aren’t taking pictures are you?

Me: Taking pictures of what?

Her: (indignant) Of me!!!

Me: Honey it’s pitch black in here and I’m reading on the kindle

Her: *grumble mumble* *snoring resumes*

Jennifer’s Indignent Waking Quotes, a new series.

I’ve decided to start logging these as she always doubts my recollection when I tell her how she acted the next day.

Scene: just after midnight, I’m laying on my back, reading Reddit on the kindle, Jennifer is laying on her right side.  The room is dark, the house is quiet.  She’s snoring softly.

Jennifer: [snnnnnnrrrrKKKKTTTT!](Wakes up, sits up angrily) “What?!?! What is it, what did you say?”
Me: “Nothing”
Jennifer: “What did you say to me, you said something!”
Me: “Honey, you snored yourself awake.”
Jennifer: “Oh sure, it’s all my fault. You never do anything wrong; it’s all me”

I’m trying not to giggle.

KJ development

We had KJ’s parent teacher conference last night and in several areas he is ahead of the game – he’s very good at counting, alphabet, and many of the other milestones needed for his age range.  Unfortunately he has a couple areas where he needs work.  I really need to try hard at getting him potty trained… he makes it incredibly difficult though.

He’s very headstrong and likes to fight and scream and gnash and wail about the pettiest of things, which makes any sort of battle of wills exhausting.  He’s is also very sensitive and hates to see that he’s upset anyone, so when he knows he’s screwed up it’s the saddest thing to see.

We were told that we needed to get him enrolled for next year at his school; Jennifer went over to do this just now and was informed that he’s already enrolled; she needs to come back in a month to make changes. Nothing like time wasted on unnecessary tasks.

Stolen moments

I woke up at 6:50 this morning, checking the clock after a noise brought me to full consciousness.  Song was in the upstairs bathroom, finishing her makeup before leaving for school.  She fled down the stairs shortly thereafter, thankfully turning off the bathroom light before leaving.

KJ must have been woken up by her descending footsteps as he shuffled into our bedroom and crawled over Jennifer before snuggling into his customary barrier position between us.  A few minutes later Song came back upstairs to let Jennifer & I know that she’d missed the bus.  Jennifer & I whispered back and forth, playing footsie with each other – with KJ between us, it’s the easiest way to reach out and have some gentle intimacy.

Jennifer left shortly thereafter to drop Song off; she returned bearing Starbucks and I was grateful to have her climb back in bed on my side.  A few stolen minutes of murmuring, sharing our thoughts and laughter and kisses, hoping that KJ would stay asleep.

Of course, since it was Friday he woke up at 8:50 and was rarin’ to go.  On school days it’s a struggle to get him out of bed at 9:15.  Those few minutes, though… they make the day better.