Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Learning to Stay Home

Back in Idaho, I was counting down to the day I would be done with work and stay home with Jackson all day every day. It is definately taking a lot more adjusting than I thought it would, but I think I'm getting used to it. I've learned that I need to have a schedule, and plan with a to-do list, even though the list rarely gets done. Anyway, here's some random pictures of the things that fill my days now. Various projects... the other day I decided to let Jackson do some coloring, but the crayons dissappeared during the move, so I got out my oil pastels. They would be easier to color with anyway, right? So I plopped Jackson down with some paper in the middle of our white carpet. Rookie mistake! He colored on the paper for a few seconds, and then realized that the carpet was much more exciting to color on because Mommy starts yelling. Thank goodness for the giant stash of Sol-U-Mel I saved up before leaving Melaleuca. So we moved to the brown rug for our coloring. But then Jackson decided the pastels were better for eating than coloring. So maybe he's still too young for coloring? The dreaded toy disaster. I've been advised to put away most of the toys and just give him a few toys each day, but I keep thinking that seems like so much work to find somewhere to pack up all the toys and store them (we have no space), but after several weeks of cleaning this up every day, maybe it would be worth it. The messes in the high chair. And thank goodness to Safeway for having toy cars on the front of the grocery carts. When we make the trip to Winco, I really miss those little cars, because apparently Jackson does not enjoy grocery shopping. (Tyler actually took this picture and I didn't know he was doing it, but it shows the car carts quite nicely. Simply genious.)


Lara said...

I bet your pastel story could be featured in a certain catalog. I am totally going to tell Jen about it. :)

Glad you've scheduled in all the "pick up after Jackson" chores. In fact, that's probably the only thing on your list. Oh, and email Lara. Make sure you schedule some time to take a bubble bath or give yourself a pedicure. Isn't that what being a stay-at-home-mom is all about?

The Piersons said...

I know just what you mean. It has been a BIG adjustment for me to stay home. I mean I love it, like I know you do- its just different.

I love the picture of him with the big mess of toys, so cute.
Not the mess- Jackson. :)