WOW! Is it really 2013? Can I pinch myself just yet?! I have obviously neglected a piece of myself over the past several months, my blog. That said, I’m not one to dwell and state the obvious, so I will give you an update instead.
I started dating. (Can I say that out loud?) It was a disaster and again I’ve been forced to realize that most men, most single men that I would consider dating, are not ready for my little fireball and the life we offer. What life is that? What do we offer? We offer a family, that’s what I have and that’s what I’m selling! Well, not selling really because most of the time the seller wants the buyer to buy. I, on the other hand, could, quite frankly, care less! Wait a minute, that’s not right either. I care, I care a lot about a lot of different things, just not about convincing someone, who’s not quite ready to become a father figure, that he should get ready and get on board. And X, well, he has quite a few amazing male role models already!
X turned 2! And you know, everybody LOVES to tell me, “terrible 2s, terrible 2s!” This is not quite true. He was terrible, at 18 months, not so much at 2. Sure he gives me grief here and there. Eye balling me before opening his water bottle and turning it upside down, spilling water everywhere. Or his new favorite thing “Throw it!” And “it”, for those of you wondering, is usually a piece of train track, something that makes a nice loud “THUMP!” as it hits my hardwood floor.
(And now I am secretly wondering if any man will ever love me, the way I love him and his “terrible 2s”!)
It’s summer and you know what that means? COACHELLA! Yup, threw my not yet two year old in a tiny, old car and drove all the way to Coachella for a weekend of dirt, unreal heat, music, not enough water and pee (I didn’t realize 20 year old boys still act like they’re two!). We spent a month, camping, staying with friends and sleeping in hotels. Normally I would sleep in my vehicle at rest stops, but alas, my car is not fit for that. And yes, when I have one that is fit for that, I fully intend on sleeping at rest stops with my toddler in tow! In April and May, we wondered through Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and back up again.
Now we spend our days swimming in the ocean, lakes and rivers of Vancouver Island, taking camping trips to neighbouring areas and spending afternoons eating figs, raspberries and other goodies grown in local gardens. We have one more trip to the US before summer is done, then it’s back to school for me and X starts daycare, which has already been a bit bumpy and I do promise to write more about that soon!
Please take time to spend these last warm days of our soon to be gone summer, wandering the streets, tasting fresh produce and soaking up those warm rays!
Peace and love,