Teething and October 19th ROW80 Check-In
October 19, 2011 § 8 Comments
Well, today marks the fourth month of my daughter’s life. It is quite a momentous time because it is when babies start to sprout those obnoxious little things called teeth. They turn into drooling, wailing, irrational beings. It makes me wonder if teeth are worth it. I mean, they fall out anyway. What other body part falls out only to be re-grown? It is strange. Babies are creepy.
Which leads to my word count goals being shot to sh**. Kids are really cramping my style here! I have spent a lot of time walking my wailing infant and fidgety two-year-old, whilst plotting more of my story in my head. I’m a pretty driven person, so it’s a challenge not to get really caught up in measurable goals, but I do really need to plan my story out more. So I’ve actually made considerable progress even if it’s not all down in words (although it is scribbled all over the place- post-its, notebooks, and scraps).
On another front, I tried to figure out how to add stuff to my blog. I have a few new “features.” (Okay, I added a page.) Baby steps, y’all.
Anyway, not a great start to the week for me. I need to alter my expectations, considering I have younglings. They’re teeth and other pesky ailments come before my WIP.
I’ll end with a funny thing my two-year-old is doing. I tell him stories when he’s falling asleep (after we’ve already read several) and I’ve noticed him telling himself my stories during the day. It’s adorable! He says it with the same inflections in his voice and it makes me want to gobble him up by his chubby little cheeks.
Does anybody else tell their kids stories? I can’t sing for crap, but I can tell a dumb story! His favorite story is about two tigers named Falafel and Poo poo (his selection) and their many adventures in the jungle. My stories often feature an appearance of some of his favorite things: cows, trucks, mamas, poop. They’re the most ridiculously awful stories, but he can’t get enough and even begs for them. I guess it’s good practice for structure.