We are officially moved and getting settled in our new home(s). I get the sense that people find it really strange that Derek and I are living separately during the next few months while our house is being built. When I explain our new living situation, I often get a raised eyebrow, at the very least. Add to it that I think I’ve developed an allergy to my engagement/wedding rings (and hence haven’t been wearing them), and I’m sure people are assuming a whole host of not nice things! (Young girl, cute baby, living with her parents away from her husband – cue the violins.)
Benjamin and I are lucky enough to have a pretty sweet room in my parents’ house. We can kiiind of see the ocean from the window, and the room itself is huge. Ben has his own play area in our room, and we’ve turned the downstairs sunroom into a play area too. Being back to sharing a room has been interesting, especially since Ben has started waking up screeching most nights since we’ve been here, and it’s at least an hour to get him back to bed again.
Derek came to visit last weekend. Throughout the next 5-6 months while we’re apart, we’ll likely be trading weekends – he will come here or Ben and I will go stay with his family. Seriously, it’s like we’re dating again. When we met, I was away at college, so he’d drive out to come stay with me for a day or two, and it’s so similar! I forgot how we do not handle distance well! Between the family houses, distance, and room-sharing, it’s a good thing we learned to be creative back in the day. <wink wink nudge nudge>
Beach living brings with it a whole lot of fun new activities for Benjamin. It’s still too cold to enjoy much beach time, but we try to make the most of the warmer days here. We had one disastrous attempt at feeding seagulls at the beach (Ever seen the movie, The Birds? Think that, but scarier! Think me grabbing Benjamin and sprinting across the beach parking lot, screaming, and my mom keeled over laughing.).
I also squeezed in a few photo shoots for Daily Mom and have these hilarious outtakes to share (we were going for a loving, attachment parenting, mother-son beautiful photo… and then Ben smacked me in the face). Synopsis – boy hits mom in face, mom starts laughing uncontrollably.
So that, in a nutshell (Help! I'm in a nutshell! How did I get into this nutshell? Look at the size of this bloody great big nutshell! What sort of shell has a nut like this? Bonus points for whoever knows this movie quote!) has been our first two weeks here!