Wednesday, May 13, 2015


About 6 weeks ago Josh and I were feeling ambitious and we wanted to sign Tommy up for SOMEthing (note to future self: Don’t sign up for things. You’re not ambitious. If you start to feel like you're ambitious, take a deep breath, and a long nap. Before long that feeling will pass.)

We talked about some ideas, and looked at our options (i.e. what had we not already missed the signups for) and decided that it would be adorable and fun and good for Tommy to try Coach Pitch - which some of the neighbors were also planning to play. So yay!

So Josh took the boys to the rec center to sign them up, and he took them to the sports store and blew a bunch of money on baseball junk. Then I came home and we played baseball out in the front yard one time. And then we took naps. (Because I’m currently preoccupied with naps.) Josh was all kinds of excited about playing baseball with his boys, and doing a dad thing. 

Then we got Tommy’s game schedule. Games are on Thursday, while Josh is at work.

Then we got Tommy’s practice schedule. Practice is on Wednesday, while Josh is at work.

So that’s why I’ll be relocating my naptime to the local park for the next 8 weeks. And why you’ll be able to hear Tommy shouting “NO!!!! I don’t WANT to!!!” every Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening. Because Tommy is smarter than me and he almost never forgets that he doesn't like to do things. Wish me luck! And wish him luck! And pray for our baseball hating souls.

Parenting Tip: Don’t do things. Don’t sign up to do things. Even if you think it’s a good idea and it sounds fun. It won’t be. Things aren’t fun. Napping is fun. Only napping is fun. And Arby’s. Arby's is also fun.

Which is, of course, an announcement that I’m pregnant.


  1. Yeah! Congratulations! I was thinking you must be pregnant all through this post :) I (also pregnant) thought that even though I can barely make it off the couch, I should sign both kids up for swimming lessons this summer...every day for four weeks for Lilia, two weeks for Carter for a mommy and me class, which means I have to get in the water too. I'm an idiot! Too bad I.didn't see this post first, maybe you could have talked me out of it!

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  3. Of course you just want naps! What great news...congratulations!!

  4. Wahoo! Congrats Amy! So excited for you guys!

  5. Amy! Congratulations!!!! :))) Seriously very happy for you. I love you so much!

  6. Congrats! And the perfectly worded announcement from my favorite blogger.

  7. Congrats! And the perfectly worded announcement from my favorite blogger.

  8. What a lucky baby! Congratulations!

  9. WHAT?! I'm beyond thrilled!

    I felt the same way about sports this season. Seriously. When Andrew wanted to sign up BOTH girls for soccer at the same time I was like, "Do you forget that I'll be huge?" And he was like, "It'll all work out."

    Well, how it worked out was that he ended up coaching Rachel's team and I was the chauffeur who dropped them off at their field before rushing off to Miriam's practice and wrangling Benjamin (who gets so bored at soccer (and thus becomes quite a handful).

    But we survived. And so will you. And I can't wait to hear more about baby #3. And I LOVE napping.


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