We spent almost $10,000 on daycare in 2007. Ok, exact number was $8,721. This explains why we have no money anymore.
We just had a drill at work. The drill is - I get a phone call on my work number. It's the police saying that there is a dangerous situation, and that I need to stay away from the windows and turn off my office lights. This is my question - how would this help in a real "shooter outside" situation? This is another reason I am telling myself I am glad I will not be here for the DNC.
When I sing to Brody at night, one of the songs I sing is "Silent Night" - sometimes, for the second verse, I sing it in German (my mom was born in Karlsruhe).
Except I only know "Stille nacht, helige nacht" for the second verse, in German, and then I make the rest up with German sounding (to me) words. Brody doesn't seem to mind. I feel fluent.
One of the lullabies I usually sing to him as we're rocking to sleep is Favorite Things, from Sound of Music.
Lately, though, he has taken to saying "no" when I am singing a song he doesn't like. At first I thought it was my voice, and I actually got fairly hurt feelings.
So I kept trying other songs.
Either he gave up telling me not to sing, or he really only likes songs about him, which are the only songs he will not naysay:
B is cause you're beautiful,
R is cause you're really sweet.
O is for our only boy,
D is for your dimpled cheeks.
Y is for Yippee! Y is for Yahoo!
cause we're so lucky that we got you.