Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Very Literate People Work Here

I can only presume that this office building is filled with people who use their words properly, so that even a sign taped to the bathroom door is nicely worded. On the other hand, if this had been an engineering station, maybe they wouldn't need the sign because they'd replace the lock with one that didn't inadvertently lock you out.

This week, I'm washing tiny doll-sized clothes and socks and sleepers that have been stored away since Q was a few months old. SwingDaddy retrieved the infant carseat, bouncer, and swing from the garage, and all three look surprisingly new. We've been rearranging furniture and crib bedding (Cute! Sealife themed! Featuring fuzzy octopi!) in Swimmy's future room, and it's starting to look comfy. Things are getting very real, as if the kicking in my abdomen weren't proof enough.

I'm having occasional wistful feelings about our family of three. Q is the center of our universe, and it seems cruel to deprive him of being the sole focus of our attention. He'll never again have as much of our time as he does now. On the other hand, being a sibling and learning that he isn't actually the center of the universe will probably make him a much better human being, and having a brother means (hopefully) a lifelong friend. I'm looking forward to our family of four.

7 comments:

Andrew's mommy said...

I know exactly how you feel. I am enjoying my alone time with Andrew now more than ever - but his excitement for having a baby in the family and sharing all of his stuff makes me even more excited for the time to come. :)

Mayberry said...

I can't believe it's almost time!

When I was about to have our 2nd child, some kind person told me "You're not taking something away from [the first child]. You are giving her a gift." She might not always agree, but they really do love each other a lot.

Damselfly said...

Inadvertently is a five-syllable word. Wow. You're right. ;)

Fly also has sealife in his room, and it's so fun! We would love to have another baby in part for the reason you stated: Fly will learn to think of others, early on.

But also I just want another baby to nibble on....

kittenpie said...

It cracks me up that they think people would read such a wordy sign. It's my experience that people don't read signs at all, and never when there are more than 3-5 words. Even at the library, where you'd assume people are literate...

Damsel said...

I totally understand your feelings about the second baby. They're exactly what is in my heart as we prepare to try for our second (hopefully I'll have an announcement this summer!).

And I would read every. single. word. in that sign. I'm kind of OCD like that. :P

K goose blog said...

Enjoy the last few days of three.... I am sure the days of four will be even better!

Mamacita Tina said...

I remember going through all those feelings too. Somehow, everything works out, everyone adjusts, and things just keep getting better.

Has Q tried to fit in his old car seat or use his old toys yet that are going to Swimmy?