(really) young love

Work is picking up the pace, and things are about to get super hectic for the next few weeks. This is a good thing, since I’m generally enjoying what I do, and the Home Improvement Fund needs some serious donations so we can get this house ready to go on the market by spring.

I’ve already arranged for Cate to start going to daycare every weekday to accomodate the new crazy schedule. It’s funny, I used to think how I would hate to have her in daycare five days a week, and now I don’t even bat an eye. I think it’s mostly because she loves Patsy so much, she has so much fun there with the other kids, and she almost always comes home in a great mood. Sort of kills the Mommy Guilt right there, you know?

Oh, also, I think Cate might already have found her first boyfriend. There’s a new little boy going to daycare at Patsy’s house. His name is Mason, he’s 18 months old, and he’s just about the cutest little boy I’ve ever seen. (Except yours, of course, if you have one.) Patsy said that the other day, Cate was playing with a toy, and Mason walked over and stroked Cate’s hair. She smiled and seemed to like it. Then Mason noticed that Patsy was watching, so he got embarassed and walked away. How adorable is that?

Yesterday at pick-up time, Patsy showed me a picture she had taken of Mason and Cate playing together. There was going to be some sort of preschool/childcare fair at one of the churches here, and she wanted my permission to use the picture on her booth to help her drum up some business. I told her it was fine, of course. Heck, I think I might have to sneak my camera in there someday to try to get a picture of them together too.

In other news: four days from now, my baby is going to be one year old. I cannot begin to tell you how weird that feels. I could almost swear that we just got her home from the hospital few weeks ago.

6 thoughts on “(really) young love

  1. How adorable! Seems Mason wasn’t trying to kiss her too, I guess!
    Glad everything is going well on your new plan to sell the house and relocate. Are you still interested in Raleigh?

  2. When Elizabeth was the oldest baby in her classroom just before moving into the one-year-old class, she had a habit of hugging all the other babies. She was the only one walking, and they couldn’t get away from her.

    She has so much fun at school that sometimes when we pick her up, she doesn’t want to get in the car. She wants us to go back inside with her and play. It does make us feel better about leaving her there.

  3. Cate has a boyfriend!! So sweet. I hope you got a copy of the picture.

    I can’t wait for y’all to come visit!! I am hoping we can take the girls to the “Children’s Museum” downtown on the Friday you’re here. It is SO MUCH FUN. Think super-duper-giant-playhouse on steroids. It’s stocked with friendly worker bees who do nothing but clean up after your kid all day long. Heaven!

    If you’re house hunting on Friday, we could go Saturday instead, but Friday will be less crowded. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. We’re going to house-hunt on Saturday (already set up the date with Cara), so Friday should work. I figured we’re going to be whipped after the flight and we probably won’t be getting in bed until after midnight, so we’ll probably get a late start on Friday. In that case, the Children’s Museum should be fine – the babies can wear themselves out for a few hours then take nice long naps. πŸ™‚

    Oh, and I have a couple of girlfriends from college in Durham who I’m supposed to have dinner with at some point (probably Friday night), but we can make that a big group outing. They’re cool, y’all would like them.

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