Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Little Scientists", eh...

I know all toddlers go through chucking food and dishes on the floor, but it still drives me nuts.

One website I looked at said something to the effect of, "Lighten up! What's a little scrambled egg on the floor. He's just checking things out! He's a little scientist exploring gravity!"

Yeah, right, "little scientist". Checking out the parents is what they're doing, seeing how they'll react (Fun Fact: apparently a big reaction is delightful!) Don't underestimate your kid just because he/she's not two yet. They're smart. They know what they're doing. They'll look you right in the eye while they're doing it, too.

And I'm sure during these experiments the "little scientists" have a whiteboard somewhere with a tally on it.
 "Toddler, 49. Parents, 0."

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Phone Call at Work

So I haven't had a lot of cartooning time lately since I started back at work a few weeks ago, but I was committed to finding time to throw one together this week. Must... maintain... personal... interests... identity, etc....

So far, I'd say the 'back at work' thing has its ups and downs for me. I do get to enjoy a leisurely coffee, talk with adults here and there and not spend half the day cleaning up. That part's not so bad.

On the other hand, though, I sure do miss my little guy all day, and often wonder what he's up to. I only have about seventeen pictures of him at my desk.

For my first two weeks back, Hubs took some vacation to spend time with Sonny boy before he started daycare. They would call me at work every morning at snack time to say hello.

Oh, how I cherished those phone conversations with my son.

Yeah, he hangs up on me pretty much every time, but I know he misses me, too.