April 26, 2007

Why do we sing 'Take me out to the ball game', when we are already there?

This has been a weird week. Not necessarily bad, just weird. Arun has really, really been out of sorts and his schedule this week is all over the map. Furthermore, he veers wildly between his dual roles of Goofball and Ragdoll. Poor kid. I had wondered if this would happen - meaning, since he was such a late teether, if perhaps a ton of choppers wouldn't come in all at once.

In other news, he has progressed to "counting" in the teens. Once we get past single digits, he starts to say "dah DEEN". Unfortunately, I can't apply for his Genius License yet because he has also progressed into what's termed "over-generalizing" with the word "Ball". I could understand why he would declare that apples, lemons, and even the moon are "balls", but in his little book last night, he was claiming various articles of clothing were also "balls" and well, that shit just ain't right. Silly rabbit.

A note about the Cerebral Venus Book Club. Someone commented last week that she was relieved the date had changed to May 1st, on Tuesday because she is off early from work that day. I'd like to clarify a few things. I will throw up the book club post that Tuesday, then take a posting vacation and just leave THAT post up for a few days so that we can focus on the book club conversation. That way, you folks don't have to weed through the outdated drivel regarding my meaningless life. In short, if you can't jump in on the action on Tuesday, the action will still be gong on Wednesday. One of the points of this book club is that it is convenient for folks so for me to leave it going for a few days will ensure that anyone who wants to participate is actually able to do so.

Another very, very important point - just because you haven't read the book does not, I repeat, DOES NOT mean you can't join in the conversation! Quite the opposite. In my other 2 book clubs, frequently someone will not have read the book, yet they still want to come and see everyone. And they certainly don't sit there mutely without offering opinions on topics that aren't necessarily plot specific. The way I see it, the book itself is just a starting point for conversation. If you have a comment, but haven't read the book, feel free to just jump in and start off by clarifying "Hey, I couldn't read the book but.........

Shamefully promoting in a Shameful manner my Shameful new site:
Today, over at the BoobLog, I am discussing Isolation. Breastfeeding - it's not the big group hug you think it is.

6 comments:

Dee said...

I love that Arun is calling everything a ball. Around our house, my boobs have suddenly earned the name "ball" as well. The problem is, he wants me to take the ball out of my shirt. Crazy kid! I'm not sure whether thank him (and my new bra) or correct him.

Bethany said...

I was happy that the Book Club got switched to Tuesday since I am usually off.

Now I'm happy you are leaving it up for a few days because I have to work Tuesday since it is the first of the month. I always have to work on the 1st. I have had this job for eleven years- you would think I could remember that.


Also, Bravo on the BoobLog.

Brit said...

dude I don't even care what this blog post is about. All I care about is the title.....ROTFLMAO

Monkey McWearingChaps said...

Cagey, have you been reading the series of articles about working and mothering on NYT in response to the new book Feminine Mistake? I thought you would have some choice words to say about it.

Jenn said...

Allie did the same thing with the teeth. After the first 4 front ones all of a sudden the molars started to come in like crazy. And just like Arun it was all at once. And those things HAVE to hurt coming in. =o( Poor things.

Lisa said...

Saw your other post. Great one too. Hope your little man's teefer problem is ancient history by this time next week.