I am currently at the 'ol homestead in Western Mass with the fam, hence the lack of posting. I was supposed to have written this earlier this week but was delayed by the packing, planning and athsma treating in advance of the (long-ass) drive. So, in light of the delay, here's a condensed version of the past week in a GoodNews/Bad News format for brevity.
Good News: Calder is really getting better about alerting us that he has to go or that he wants out of his pull ups.
Bad News: This has resulted in him aking us up at 4 a.m., demanding a diaper change and help with the potty.
Good News: Calder's learning about chores and responsibility. He even helped Mommy scoop out the cat boxes while I was busy with the dishes.
Bad News: He dumped it all in the toilet, clumping clay litter included, effectively cementing it shut.
Good News: Calder remembered to wash his hands after handling the dirty cat litter.
Bad News: He used toothpaste to do it.
Good News: Even though he was suffering from the same tummy troubles Calder had last weekend, Elby didn't crap on our floor while we were at work.
Bad News: He did it on our bed instead.
Good News: Calder went poop on the potty without any cajoling on our part.
Bad News: That was only the second half of the poop. Part one was already all over the bathroom and Calder.
Good News: Jet Blue put on a $10 sale for when we were leaving for MA.
Bad News: It was still $218 per tecket to get back so we still had to drive.
Good News: My attempt to be broccoli self-sufficient is working out ok and our plants are still alive.
Bad News: Our back porch has now been taking over by a jerry-rigged three-tier planting system.
Good News: My Mother's Day was spent at Home Depot getting supplies for the plants and then eating Hutch BUrgers at the Bunny Hutch.
Bad News: People think this is weird.
Good News: My new office building of all of two weeks has a bitchin' view of the Chicago river and some really iconic Chicago architechture.
Bad News: On Wednesday, I got to witness someone fling themselves right off of that really iconic architecture and onto a van below.
Good News: I finally got to hang out with a friend from high school and her little girl who is slightly older than Calder.
Bad News: None, really. Calder had a great time with Kala and I was able to catch up on about eight years of missed history.