I don't really have much to say. But apparently I'm not going to let that stop me. This morning I asked Harris to give me a kiss. He sweetly replied, "No tank you." He might as well have been turning down seconds on dinner, rather that crushing my heart. At least Walker has started giving kisses now. It's super sweet but he has had a runny nose for a week. I mean, really runny. So he goes in for the kiss with snot just dripping. Sometimes motherhood is gross but there is no way I'm denying that little boy a kiss from his mommy. Especially when I see how fast things change! Walker seems like a full-on toddler lately. He's trying his hardest to do every thing Harris does. Spinning in a circle, saying no, climbing on things, you name it. It's fun but he is all over the place. One of his favorite things to do right now is put his hands over his face and wait for you to say "Where's Walker?" It just cracks him up. Every.Time. He imitates you saying. "There he is!" It's so funny to me how big of a kick he gets out of it.
Harris totally has the concept down of gifts and his birthday. We've only been to a few parties lately but I guess that's all it took. He's been looking through catalogs and pointing out things he wants. He even took one to Target with him and read it while we were getting groceries. He also has a sense of ownership about his birthday party invitations. He saw someone with one and demanded it back. With all the hype about gifts, Tom and I want to be sensitive with how Christmas is handled. I think we're going to give 3 gifts, as the 3 wise men did. Something to wear, something to read and something to play with. We both want him to understand that Christmas is about Jesus and that is more than enough reason to celebrate. Maybe with his birthday so close, we should have a birthday party for Jesus too? Maybe I'm over thinking what an almost 3 year old can comprehend. I think he is starting to understand that baby Jesus is not like baby Walker. For awhile he was extremely suspicious of any talk of baby Jesus. Let there be no doubt that he is not ready to be a big brother again.
We have been SO BUSY lately and I'm over it. Usually, we really aren't all that busy and that's perfect with me. Our weeknight things should slow down soon. That will help. Last night I went roller skating. It had been 13 years since I'd done it and it was so much harder than I remembered! But fun. There were some people there that were roller derby professionals, I'm pretty sure. They were more graceful on skates than I am on shoes. Even some little kids were whizzing around, totally fearless. And the roller rink was decorated for Christmas already, complete with a tree stacked in cinder blocks. I am not making that up. My decorations are mostly up too, no cinder blocks involved. Yet. I'd post pics but Walker's awake and from the sounds of it he's ready to eat.
The verse below is a reality check for me because I'm a planner to the Nth degree. It's not about me and my plans. I forget that SO FAST.
"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth." Proverbs 27:1