Thursday, January 15, 2009

Where in the World is MetaMegan?

Where have I been? Le Sigh. I have been very busy trying to incorporate more cardio into my life and then recovering on the couch for days in front of Six Feet Under marathons. Also I have a bit of a cold.

Dave found coupons to Breckenridge for $10, so we decided to see if there was room for Jack at the daycare this past Wednesday so we could go together. There wasn't room. Cue panic. See, I worked half time from home with Luke until he was about 10 months old. Perfect little Luke who slept until 8 am everyday and took a 2 hour nap every morning. But at 10 months I thought, wow, he really needs more attention and stimulation then I can give him while simultaneously working. So somewhere in the back of my head I have been pondering the fact that Jack is ready for a little more daycare. I ponder this when Jack is hanging from the top rung of the dishwasher, or surfing on his rocking chair. But I have really enjoyed being home with him. I love the time we have had together. I haven't loved that my work day often starts again at 8pm and goes until midnight, or that I have to go into a complete panic if a work problem comes up when Jack doesn't feel like entertaining himself. So when I heard the infant room was full on Wednesdays, I got really worried. I always thought I had Wednesday in my back pocket, ready when I needed it. So, I asked if Jack could start going on Wednesdays when he transitions to the toddler room. Answer: Yes! Hoorah! As much as I love Jack, I felt like a tremendous weight had been lifted. I currently spend every Wednesday working through his naps, and working whenever he feels the desire to play independantly for 3 minutes, and checking email every 5 minutes when he needs more attention, and then working after bedtime every night. So then I said, "Wait, when is Jack moving to the toddler room?" And the answer was, February." And then I was back to, "Wah! My baby! He can't be a toddler yet. Wah wah wah. I'm not ready for him to go to daycare on Wednesdays."

And then yesterday happened. And yes, at one point he was hanging from the top rung of the dishwasher. I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story.

"Poor me, I have to read to myself while my mommy works":

"I'll have this expression on my face later when I climb to the tallest point in every room in the house":


"I can now grab the camera off the kitchen counter and this is how I feel when you take it from me":


"Hey, you turned your back on me to wash a dish. This is what you get. You think I'm kidding? I'll show you!":

4 comments:

molly said...

Not the happy charming Jack we are used to seeing...

Beth said...

I love him.

Laura M said...

I can't wait to see you on Wednesdays! We'll have so much fun at the office and on trips to 29th St Mall

Anonymous said...

Where indeed is Meta Megan? Come back, MM. Many of us have become addicted to your adventures and need a more frequent fix.