I don't know what is is about being a mom, but suddenly you believe that you have all these mom abilities that you never had before , but being a mom somehow qualifies you. Cutting hair is one of these things. I've been cutting Elijah's hair for a year and a half now, and it's not bad...esp. since I just use the clippers. But you know you start to think that you are more talented than you are. The hair around Elijah's ears was driving me nuts, it was always looking long and shaggy, so last night I thought I'll just snip it with scissors...oops! My poor son now has a slight bald patch around his right ear...and of course I had to make somewhat of a match on the left (that one is neater) and then blend the whole haircut together...So poor Elijah who was told that Mom was just going to snip, ended with up a full unattractive haircut. Well at least hair grows back.
So I joined Facebook yesterday and I'm feeling all of my coolness factor has faded into oblivion. Whatever level of it I once had is gone now. Until Jaclyn told me about Facebook on Thursday, I didn't know it existed (yes, Jen, I know you invited me a while back, but I didn't get what it was about). Apparently the rest of the world does though because they are all there. I'm still figuring it out. I guess when you are living a life when you are dancing to the music of the Backyardigans while you make KD for your 2 year old you realise that life has indeed changed!
Elijah has a new love...it's called Gramma and Grandpa's big TV. Not only does it have a clear signal (we don't have cable, so we play with an antenna), it has Treehouse TV anytime of the day. Max and Ruby, the Backyardigans, Thomas, Bob the Builder, Franklin and Miffy. Elijah's world was opened up past the videos we borrow from the library. Now that we are home, how do I meet this entertainment fix for my son? Well now that our internet is fixed (we haven't had it since we've been home this past week and a bit), we have discovered treehousetv.com which has a link for TV clips that fortunate for me I can play and check my email at the same time. Currently playing are the Backyardigans (or the Backyard Kids according to Elijah). There's a whole TV culture out there that I had no idea about. There was no such thing as preschool TV when I was a kid...I have some fond memories of Sesame Street, Mr. Dressup and the Friendly Giant...but it was not 24 hours a day, 7 days a week solid. I'm kinda glad we don't have cable...I'd rather he get his energy out and play. Remember play? It's what kids did before kidtv and video games. Did you know that the biggest growing video game market is for the under 3 crowd? Rediculous really. And that's today's rant.
I'm posting from my parent's place in Abbotsford today. We've been here for over a week now and still have some time to go. My mother-in-law, Carole passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at the end of March. It has been a very strange time. I knew we'd have to deal with the deaths of our parents one day, but I always figured it would be much much later down the road. It is a very strange time to be here. I keep thinking and wondering why we haven't seen Carole yet, and then I remember. She was a very loving woman who was always ready for a hug or a prayer. I miss her very much.