It’s been very fitting that today is Friday the 13th, however, I feel like that shit was spread throughout the whole week. Work has been crappy, I’ve been bogged down with dealing with S all week since B has been working for his dad, and it just feels like it is never-ending. I can’t say enough how happy I am that it’s Friday.
//1. I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned it before now, but last week I went to a Backstreet Boys concert. It was everything my little teenage heart wanted and more. Nick Carter is still beautiful, y’all.
//2. Sheffield started gymnastics this week, and that boy is obsessed. He had mentioned in passing that he wanted to do them (how he heard about them or knew what they were, I have zero idea), but we started on Tuesday, and I have never seen that kid so happy. There are four kids in his class, and he has just the sweetest instructor. We’ll let him do it as long as he loves it.
//3. We are on a quest to make Sheff as independent as possible. So this week we started having him do his nighttime routine on his own. He gets out of the tub, puts his bath toys away, dries himself, puts on his own pajames, and brushes his hair and teeth. Our huge issue was him putting away his toys, because we kept them in a bin on a shelf that he couldn’t reach. Enter this lifesaver. It sticks to the tub, and he can easily put all of his own toys away. We’re well on our way to having a super independent little kiddo!
On another note – I need some advice. I am not bonding with our new dog. Like at all. She’s a lot more hyper, she snips, she has really bad separation anxiety, and I’m just not attaching to her the way I did to Stella. Is this normal? Do I just need to give it some time? She makes me nervous because of how mouthy she is around Sheffield, and maybe we weren’t ready for another dog after how much Stella meant to us. Please tell me this will pass – I want to love her, but I feel like she just makes me miss Stella more.
We are headed to Paw Patrol live this weekend, and are watching a whole bunch of football. So I’m pretty stoked for another low-key weekend. What are you guys up to? Hope you’ve had a great week!