"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Saturday, December 26, 2015

he looked like he had a rash coming on anyway;)

so giving away the binky on christmas eve was pretty much a disaster.
and by disaster i mean that he wouldn't leave the binky with the cookies.
brennan and max were so supportive.
told him what santa left them when they left their binkies.
brennan even put his hand on chase's shoulder.
it was pretty precious.
even when chase threw brennan's hand off of his shoulder and screamed 
i laughed inside a little.
and maybe smiled at brennan.
so sean put dean to bed,
read stories to max and brennan,
and i stayed in front of the christmas tree with crying chase,
trying to get him to leave his binkies for santa for 30 minutes.
then finally, after he had screamed in horror that he wanted to keep his binkies,
and me feeling like i was ruining chase's christmas magic,
we all agreed he could go to sleep with it,
and santa would come in and take the binky out of his bed.
and that is just what we did.
i may or may not be using benedryl to help him fall asleep this week without?
he looked like he had a rash coming on anyway;)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

dear santa, more binkies. sincerely the baby man chase ray

me: what is santa going to bring you 
when you leave your binky for him on christmas this week?
chase: more binkies.

this one is gonna be a rough one i think.
he's smart, that's for sure.
my other kids were all sold on the bike.
nobody has ever even THOUGHT to ask for more binkies.
chase's second choice for the binky trade is a lightening mcqueen race track.
i'm going to miss his binky.
it gets him in and out of the shower.
it gets him into the car to get max from kindergarten when i'm in a pinch.
it lets me talk on the phone.
it basically gives me any immediate response like a dead ringer every single time.
and while he's not napping anywhere but in the car on the way home from afternoon carpool,
i'm gonna miss it.
he's gonna miss it.
at least there's always the blue dog.
i just don't think that's gonna be enough to get him back into his bed at 6am when he wakes up to pee.
oh man.
i'm gonna miss that binky.
have i mentioned i'm gonna miss chase's binky???
well i am.
i said it
in other news...
the train is up as of this evening.
which means,
only 5 days left of the train being out.
but who's counting???
just sayin'
5 days and counting.
also, max is a super champ at putting stamps on christmas cards.
this year was quite the stretch to get them out.
i sure hope grandpa's christmas present makes it.
aye, yigh, yigh...we're coming in on the wire this time!
is that a saying?
or did i just make that up?
maybe halfway right?
you get what i'm saying.
dear santa,
please get my christmas cards off and grandpa's present there on time.