I almost said, "Ya'll." What is becoming of me?!
Seriously, though, I don't think my patience, peace of mind, and spirit have EVER been tested as they have since my happy-go-lucky, compliant, little bundle of cuteness turned into an opinionated, chatty, full-steam-ahead little BOY.
I mean really. Babyhood was a giant slice of gooey chocolate cake compared to toddlerhood.
Even with only three hours of interrupted sleep a night for ten months.
And have I mentioned "chatty"? As in, I do not have a moment of pure silence in my day. Because even when B is napping, I have a list of about a hundred things running through my head.
I wish I had mute button for my brain.
And he's so stinkin' clever and such a riot, sometimes. I shared this on FB recently, but it's worth mentioning again: I was finishing up getting lunch ready as B was calling for me from the dining room. I said, "Hang on, buddy!" I came through the doors to see him leaning on his booster seat, legs dangling down.
"I hanging, Mama! I hanging!"
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a literalist on our hands.
Anyway, all this is why I have been absent on here as of late. I'm just surviving day-to-day, morning-to-naptime, nap-to-bedtime.
There are a million photos I want to share with you, so many thoughts to write ... but I come to the end of the day, and I just want to put my laundry away and crawl into bed with my book.
But I made a commitment to partner with Compassion in their vision to end childhood poverty and hunger.
So here goes.
I first learned about Nicaragua in fourth grade at my international school in Cameroon when we were studying Latin America. We were each assigned a country to research, and mine was Nicaragua. I can't say I remember much from that project (other than the fact that "Managua" was a fun word to say), but my interest has peaked each time someone mentions Nicaragua. One of my college roommates spent quite a bit of time there when she studied abroad, and I very much enjoyed her photos and updates.
So if you would, please hop over to Compassion and follow along as they travel through Nicaragua RIGHT NOW. Keep them in your prayers, as well as the children and families they encounter.
In other news, here's the Father's Day montage I made for N. These are trampoline photos from last weekend, and I selected three that were "representative" of various superheros. Can you guess which ones?
I do have some fun hooky things to show you soon, so stay tuned!