Ok, so it helped last year
in my attempts to become one with my "inner blogger
", so perhaps I'll try again...
Let's see, Gord has been quite the toddler
lately. While he has been a little under the weather, I'm not one to make excuses for my child. He definitely knows what he wants and when he wants it.
On a somewhat related note - perhaps only other parents can understand this, but it is quite the feeling to experience that bond between you the parent, and your child. That warm, indescribable feeling that overcomes you when they call your name and put their arms out for a hug that plays out in slow motion... it is also quite the feeling to have your child deny your very existence and shriek in horror at the thought of you coming near them. Although you don't have to be a parent to completely understand that one... anyone that has been around Gord at one point or another has come to experience that feeling... the feeling of utter rejection... the feeling of having your heart ripped from your chest, still beating and shared among a pack of fat giggling squirrels (at least that is how I understand it would feel to have your heart ripped out and eaten by a pack of fat giggling squirrels).
Yes, Gord has been a little 'sensitive' at various times over the last few weeks, but I think we will keep him for a little while longer and see how it plays out.
Otherwise, things are swell. Now that Halloween is over, I can start thinking about Christmas without feeling dirty all over. I'm not sure why, but I've decided to jump into the deep end nice and early this year for Christmas. Perhaps it's because Gord will be old enough to enjoy it, or because we don't have to travel this year, or I simply want the rest of the world to catch up to my overly positive mood of late... but I'm looking forward to the whole festive season.
Me, mood, positive? Can't explain that either. It's not like I've been super annoying happy guy, but I just feel at ease. It's a rare thing that I'm happy with my job
and frankly, lately I have nothing to complain about. I've got a few things on the go and I'm enjoying my time lately.
But, egh, enough about that...
I just got off the phone (actually hung up on as my phone went dead in the middle of our chat) with some friends of ours who are hiking/volunteering their way through Central America...View Larger Map
I'm quite jealous.