This is what Seth's nightstand looks like today. I noticed it right before getting in the shower and my first thought was just how appropriately this sums up life for us these days. Let's dissect:
*If You Give a Pig a Party
Lila's current favorite book (along with If You Give a Moose a Muffin). We actually have a stuffed animal of the pig and moose (and mouse too :-). She walks around saying "pig a party" when she wants to read it. I LOVE THESE BOOKS. Someday I will come up with a children's book that will be that brilliant.
* Red Cup
This cup with a lid is my lifeline. No it doesn't have coke or coffee in it. Just water. I would love for it to be iced coffee or Diet Dr. Pepper :-) But water is what keeps the milk coming on the regular. I pretty much feel like I could float away all day long. The cup is the kicker. The lid/straw means little feet can knock it over, little hands can carry it around, and a certain little girl can feel special drinking "mommy's water".
* Travel size packet of Butt Paste
* The Happiest Toddler on the Block
A MUST read. Some of it is hokey and a lot of it is impractical to me at times. But the premise is helpful and the ideas are solid. I'm "reading" this one but somehow it ended up on Seth's nightstand. He's reading one or five of the other assorted books you see.
* A can of dusting spray and an orange cloth (hidden under other things)
Apparently this is where the dusting stopped. The sad part is, I have no idea when that was or how long it's been there.
* A remote control
Look closely. It has eyes. It's watching you. In case you didn't figure it out it's a toy. We do have a TV in our room, but the remote for that one is missing...or someone may know where it is. I do not.
* Assortment of books
Seth is an avid reader. He has either read or is reading all of these including the Dr. Seuss ABC book. Really though, I wish I had his dedication. No, I wish I had his attention span. No, I wish I had his level of intelligence to actually read and finish more than one book at a time on minimal sleep.
And just to make you smile, here are my littles smiling at you ;-) Sorry for the picture quality or lack of.