Last week, Henry was going through a â€œmomentâ€ and was being a stubborn little man. I think it actually coordinated with a mental leap because Iâ€™ve noticed a lot of new cognitive developments (like he suddenly figured out how to actually hide and be quiet during Hide and Seek â€“ not doing this <â€” gosh, heâ€™s adorable!). But it was kind of a rough mothering (and fathering) week.
Funny toddler story â€“ Kristien was going to cut his hair on Sunday, and K had JUST taken a huge chunk out of the back when Henry REFUSED to proceed. Like â€“ he would not allow us to cut anymore hair. I decided it was not worth pressing the issue, so Henry walked around with a huge and very obvious missing section of hair for two days before I convinced him to sit in the hairdresserâ€™s chair.
I may or may not have bribed him with a lollipop for that oneâ€¦ Anyway â€“ like I said, the toddler clouds are dissipating, and we are all back to our normal, fun (and well-groomed) selves!
I took a few days off of exercise to catch up on sleep, but yesterday, I went on greenway run with Brandi. She was scheduled to do 8 miles so I ran half with her.
It was hard. But it was nice to run in a new area for once!
Book a Week
This week, I read Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.
Iâ€™ve read other stuff by this author and really like her style, so I figured it would be a fun fiction book for the week. Everything else in Book a Week has been non-fiction (and kind of heavy) so I was in desperate need of an easy-to-digest book.
Oh, this was a good one! On the surface, it was a tale of motherhood, modern life, and marriage, but it was so much more â€“ murder, mystery, intrigue!
Hereâ€™s the Amazon summary: â€œBig Little Lies focuses on three women, all of whom have children at the same preschool. One is a great beauty married to a fabulously rich businessman; they have a â€œperfectâ€ set of twins. One is the can-do mom who can put together a mean pre-school art project but canâ€™t prevent her teenage daughter from preferring her divorced dad. The third is a withdrawn, single mother who doesnâ€™t quite fit in. Right from the start–thanks to a modern â€œGreek chorusâ€ that narrates the action–we know that someone is going to end up dead.â€
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars. Iâ€™ve got to rate this book a five because it really excels in its category. Is it a groundbreaking novel that will change the way you look at life? Naw, but for what it is, itâ€™s really perfect. This was a really fun and fast read â€“ it would be great for a beach trip!
Question of the Day: Whatâ€™s the worst hairdo youâ€™ve ever had? I accidentally box dyed my hair MURKY ORANGE/GREEN when I was in 7th grade (I was going for blonde). It took forever (years) to fully correct it. It was horrible! Iâ€™d post a pic but Iâ€™d prefer that look to reside only in my personal albumsâ€¦