Posted by Blue Momma / 8:17 PM /
In my earlier random randomness post I mentioned that I was finished with shopping for Punkin's Christmas. I have to clarify - ONLY PUNKINS. I haven't bought even one gift for anyone other than him. But he's the most important one so I'm glad to have him taken care of.
He just came and asked me for "sweet Eskimo kisses". Of course I gave him what he wanted. That is what helps me live with the wild man he is much of the time lately. But when he's sweet, he's sooooo sweet.
And school? That would be college. I'm going to get my Masters in Education and teach math. Yes, it'll be half what I made in accounting, but I'll get to see my kid more than an hour or two a day and have the same schedule he does. So to me? Totally worth the pay cut.
Now for the notification. There is another pay it forward book give away going on over at Overwhelmed With Joy. Go check it out, but try not to win because I'd really like a book in the mail sometime soon. Which I didn't pay for, of course.
She is giving away three books which all sound great. I also really like her blog layout. The green is just so soothing. After having a three year old jump on my head repeatedly I'm way in the mood for soothing. He's off to bed with Daddy now. ~sigh~
Ok, so I've taken care of the clarification and the notification so I guess I'm off to the catch upification. This is my blog. I'll make up words as I see fit. And no, I'm not talking about the condiment, though it is my favorite with all it's tomatoey goodness.
So a month or two ago I'm in the market for a new nap mat for Punkin. Have you looked for one? If you found one you are doing way better than I was. Nothing. Not even ones I didn't want. So we went with the same old wore out, too small, shabby as hell one from last year. Poor Punkin. Momma might get the Christmas shopping done early, but she's not always so together. Believe me, I know her very well. She's not.
Anyway, I'm subbing at the MDO and I see the coolest mat. Soft and fuzzy and covered with animals. Not just any animals either. Jungle. Animals. Only my Punkin's favorite thing on this earth. Besides his momma, of course. So I asked the teachers to try to find out where it came from. Sure, the blanket was pink. But jungle animals? We were so there. Well, if we could find it we'd be so there.
It turns out it was a homemade mat. And homemade by one of the few people at the MDO who I actually know. Can you say it was meant to be? Kismet. Karma. Fate. Destiny. Providence. So I begged and pleaded and they (it was actually two people who I know!) agreed to make me one. A little bigger than the original, because my little man? He's no teeny weenie. And with some color blanket other than pink. He's in touch with his feminine side and all, but come on, he's a man.
Here is the completed mat:They are going to be selling these so if you are in the market check them out. The site is still under construction, but take a look and leave a comment or email if you have any questions. We are so pleased with ours - Punkin L.O.V.E.S it! - I just had to share with all my bloggy buddies.
Does that catch everything up? I hope so. It is 8:58, I haven't had dinner (pre play date clean up, remember?) and I'm ready to go eat a sandwich. Because although I've finished my shopping for Punkin's Christmas? I haven't managed to buy any groceries. I sure hope we have bread.
Nobody's perfect, right?