Yesterday, after a haircut and trip to the grocery store, Jack fell asleep in the car on the way home and didn’t wake up when I carried him into the house and plopped him in his bed, just rolled over and continued sleeping. If you know us at all, you’ll know that Jack is a non-napper – he stopped napping at 2 years old and hasn’t looked back (which is almost offensive to me because until I had him, I LOVED naps – more on that below) – but he has been napping at least once a week at daycare for the last month (much to everyone’s surprise). I decided to just let him sleep and worry about the consequences later because he had been super grumpy since Simon and I exchanged children/cars. Despite the possible impending doom that could stem from a toddler who napped too late in the day, Liam and I had a pleasant evening without Jack around to get into everything. After two hours (and nearly at bedtime) Jack emerged from the bedroom, bleary-eyed but in a much better mood than his pre-nap self. He proceeded to eat constantly for an hour and didn’t really fight me when I announced it was bedtime. Liam zonked out right away and Jack was mostly quiet, though he did come out of his room crying around 10 (I assume he was awake until then) but either way I couldn’t help but think that this must be what having a teenager is like. Mood swings, insatiable hunger and random sleep patterns.
1. Are you a napper?
I used to be a great napper, but I need a couple of hours for a good nap. My husband can power nap for 15 minutes and feel refreshed, I believe this is because he can fall asleep nearly on command. I, on the other hand, take at least 15-30 minutes to fall asleep, even when I’m dead tired. So I’ve had to give up on naps because when it takes that long to fall asleep, by the time I’ve finally nodded off, it’s time to get up and I’m more tired than when I began. I miss naps.
2. What was your favorite subject in school? Most hated?
If I’m being honest, my most hated subject was gym – so much so that I took it for summer school because the class was only 6 weeks instead of a whole semester. Plus I was such a nerd that I could take more academic classes rather than waste my time with a physical activity. And changing in the locker room did not at all appeal to me (clearly this was before having children which caused me to lose all sense of modesty).
My favorite subject… hmmm… everything other than gym, really. I liked school. I was smart and getting good grades came easily to me so I enjoyed most of my classes. Can I pick yearbook as a subject? Let’s call it media arts… that sounds better. I really loved yearbook and my senior year I was co-editor so I had three hours of yearbook in my schedule for the second semester (rough life, I know). Given how much I enjoyed graphic design, you’d have thought I wouldn’t have bothered being pre-med my first semester in college, but alas, at that stage in life I was still driven for greater success (at least until I realized I didn’t have it in me to be in school for nearly a decade before I ever got to be a doctor and help patients). Plus graphic design and communications so much more fun and thanks to
yearbook media arts, I knew this to be true.
3. Did you have the something old new borrowed and blue at your wedding? What were they?
Considering this was just seven years ago, you’d think I’d remember but I’m quite certain I didn’t have all those things – though I can’t be 100% sure. I’m not very superstitious and while I like the idea of traditions, I’m not the best at actually following them.
4. What one thing are you determined to do this summer
Go to the beach and eat ice cream at The General Store on Ottawa Beach Road. Which leads us to the next question…
5. Ice cream or Popsicle?
Ice cream. I really don’t know who would pick a Popsicle over ice cream – I mean, really, there’s no comparison. (Hopefully I don’t offend you Popsicle-lovers out there, but your love for frozen, flavored water confuses me. Maybe you are lactose intolerant?) My favorite ice cream treat… a sundae (preferably with coffee ice cream) with butterscotch and salty pecans. Yes, please.
Linking up with Mama M for Five Question Friday.