I could write about the impact that a government shut down will have on our family, but I don't really feel comfortable discussing money on here, nor do I want to play into the hysteria that is currently sweeping the military community as the shutdown draws nearer (and becomes more and more of a possibility).
I guess I will tell you about how Amelia has slept 6-7 hour stretches the last 5 nights. I put her to bed at 7 and she sleeps until midnight or 1, then goes back to sleep until about 7:30! I can't tell you how wonderful it is to get to sleep like a real human again, instead of waking up every 2-3 hours like we had been doing. Ironically, I think I am actually more tired now, though. How does that make sense?
I got my haircut last week and I really, really like it. Such a far cry from the last haircut I got. You know, the one that was uneven and I was too lazy to get it fixed. For six months. What?
AJ got invited to a birthday party for a boy in her preschool class this weekend. We went and she was very excited about it. Like most 4 year old birthday parties, they had a big bouncy house set up in the backyard for the kids. Unfortunately, I apparently have the only child in America who is deathly afraid of them and refuses to step foot inside one. This meant that I spent a large portion of the party trying to entertain her while all her friends bounced around. This is as fun as it sounds.
AJ has recently gotten very into writing letters, mostly her name, but she will copy any letters I give her. I write them on a piece of paper and she will write them again on her own. It is so awesome!
I'm pretty bummed out because I'm supposed to go to Florida with a friend and her kid this weekend, but it's looking like that isn't going to happen with the uncertainty in pay. I realize that this is not that big of a concern in the grand scheme of things. I know that there are families who are worried about paying bills, but this is something I've been looking forward to for a while.
So anyway, that is what's going on around these parts.