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Well, I totally can't move now.


Our toilet paper holder broke ages ago. I think I was still pregnant. We made a couple half-hearted attempts at replacing it, only to find that we needed some kind of specially-sized plastic tubey rod thing that did not exist at Lowe's or Home Depot (Regular AND Expo-Snob Strength). So we gave up and just kept the toilet paper on the back of the toilet, all classy like.

Of course, our realtor kind of pointed out that most of today's discriminating condo buyers are fans of the toilet paper holder, and also enjoy light sockets where you just pull on a chain instead of screwing the lightbulb in and out by hand, which kind of sparks when you touch it and also burns and sears your flesh a little bit. So FINE. We'll try Ace Hardware.

$3.89 later we have a working toilet paper holder. And a new toilet seat, just for the hell of it. Just for the sheer LUXURY of it.

I could sit in there ALL DAY.








On Saturday morning the child just stood the hell up and starting walking all over the place.

Yes, blah, he took his first steps ages ago. Three or four wobbly, hesitant steps into my arms. Aww! Yay! Now sit your diapered butt down.

This is like, walking. Like a person does. Well, like a person who is the motion-capture model for a Godzilla vs. Frankenstein movie, or someone who needs his tongue out for forward balance, but still. He's unstoppable.

And don't even ask me about the "Soooo Big!" game he suddenly knows how to play. Or how he'll pick up a book and turn the pages while babbling to himself. Or how he responds to "Where's Mama?" by smacking me in the face.

And don't ask me about his birthday this Saturday. Don't. Even. Thinkaboutit.

Don't ask me where my baby went, because I sure as hell don't know.


But feel free to ask me how totally awesome this little boy is. Because oh my God, he's so awesome.



I love how he's holding his little hands up for balance.

I miss my babies!

Still Adwina Here

Wow! Noah is INCREDIBLY AWESOME in those pictures!...

My son took his first steps alone exactly a week before his first birthday... And Noah did it only days before his first, too. What a coincidence.

No, I'm not going to ask you about this I-am-sure-everyone-is-waiting-for-the-story-on-how-you-will-celebrate-Noah's- big-day.

But I'm curious about how you really feel about Noah's going to be ONE YEAR OLD, which will happen only in 4 days...

Maybe you'd like to know about how a mom felt about her child's big day over my blog?

Why don't you share what you have, dear...


Wow! That's so awesome! He's the cutest boy and I *love* the tongue thing! The concentration. So cute!!


He's awesome AND he's got the Gap Skinny Black Pants thing going.


The tongue out thing is for concentration. Sometimes if I've had a few too many, I stick my tongue out when I walk. So I can relate to Noah on that one.

I cannot relate to him on being the most awesome baby on the internet, though.


Woohoo new toilet accessories and a running baby................

He is a very cute wee man!


Adorable! Awesome indeed.


that series of photos is totally priceless! it's crying for a frame with multiple openings so you can look at it and remember the day when your world changes forever! again!


No pictures of him walking with The Tire?


Haha...his tonuge for forward balance! That's just priceless.

He is too cute!


(You could sit there all day....haha...right!)

Laura Lou

OMG!! I love the tongue sticking out. You can just tell he's concentrating soooo hard. Left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot. My husband still sticks out his tongue when he's concentrating (though he does have the walking thing down by now).


He looks exactly like you in that last picture! He is adorable and I can't believe how much he's grown.

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