This little bloggity blog has been neglected. I guess a new job and a toddler will do that to a blog, you know what I mean? Here’s an update, and who knows, maybe my hiatus is over.
The kid: TA is beyond amazing. TWO! TWO YEARS OLD! How did time go by so fast? She is a delight. TA was an easygoing infant, and is a tough, resilient toddler. Has opinions, but not tantrums. She’s in music classes on Saturday, and her teacher is thrilled that she has perfect pitch and a mindblowing ability to drum a beat for an extended period of time. Brag moment: TA does things in music class that the 4 year olds can’t do. She counts to 11, and is ready to potty train. TA gives the best hugs you have ever had, and loves to hug, well, anyone.
Last week my babygirl got fitted for her first pair of ballet slippers, and I cried. I have waited so long for that moment, you know? I’m so very, very fortunate.
My girl loves her blue dog but really she has favorite songs, not favorite toys. The phonics song is way up there, as is Baa Baa Black Sheep. She sings the fun parts of the wheels on the bus to me every night.
As far as when will the adoption be finalized? Your guess is as good as mine. I’m hoping before my girl goes off to college.
I want another baby so, so bad.
The job: I love teaching middle school science! How did I not know that I wanted to teach middle school science? Ironic, considering I have a blog that is all about navel gazing. I went on strike after one week of teaching (4 days, actually), and there are rumors that my school will close next year. So lets just say that my job is not without its share of adult drama, but overall I love the kids (rambunctious as they are) and my colleagues are wonderful (with a few crazies thrown in for spice).
Tomorrow we are continuing the epic apartment hunt, so that I can increase my foster license. I had almost signed a lease for a place that had RADON, omg, so I took a few weeks off the hunt. Cross your fingers for us; I’m hoping to be in a new place by Feb 1.