So this graduation barbeque Shoes and I went to was superb. It was good to see Shoes catch up with these people he's known forever.  It was good for me to see them re-assess where they all are (with new jobs, professional degees {congrats, Doc Marong!}, new babies), incorporate, congratulate each other and start looking forward to what this part of adult life looks like.

Shoes is not necessarily a new baby fan.  But he does love his friends.  And he does hold the babies.  And it's funny to see him warm to baby speak.  Age in terms of weeks instead of years.  Pumping vs. formula.  How many hours sleeping.  And at breakfast this morning, he informed me that we get to live in the same town in 730 days.  When I commented on his interesting use of time frame, he said,

"I thought that's what we're doing now.  Everybody's babies were 4 weeks old or 6 weeks old. Why can't we just say months?  It's confusing.  So I'm going to talk about things in terms of days.  We get to live in the same town in 730 days and maybe in 1,095 days we'll have a baby.  But probably in 750 days we'll have a dog. You're moving in 21 days and in 90 days fall term starts. Why does everybody think it's funny to give me the baby?  Do they think I'll drop them?  Oh, look at {Shoes} drop the baby!   But I'll never talk about baby poop - I don't care what it looks like or smells like.  Why do people talk about that?"

Don't know, Love, but I secretly see baby poop as your future number one favorite topic.

You are a boy, after all.


  1. AandW Drive-Thru on June 7, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    It is amazing the topic of conversations when once you possess one or two little peoples of your own... and I'm sure Shoes will find poop amusing some day... as you said... he is a guy! ;) YOu never cease to make me smile Lisa. :)

  2. Ronna on June 7, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    730/365=2. 1095/365=3. 750/365=2+20

    I am beginning to see a pattern here. Am I invited to the first? Can I help with the third (I love the searching part)? Do you need a good nurse for the second? I should be gainfully employed in that field by that time ;-)

    They should never have let me take that statistics class. Gave me waaaaayyy too much math confidence.

  3. Lisa on June 7, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    @Wendi: you and those gorgeous pictures of the littles always make me smile. ;)

    @Ronna: he jokes that the 1st will happen in between the dwi's on his tuesday morning docket (in front of a judge); i'll need a ton of help with the 2nd and i'll be so freaked out by the 3rd i'll be calling you every day.

  4. Elizabeth, Aaron, Rebekah on June 7, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    That's funny...Aaron and I talk what kind of poop was it, little rabbit poo or yucky blow out poo. He'll talk about poo and won't give it a second thought. I hope you'll bring him to Rebekah's party so he and Aaron can talk poo! :0)

  5. Lisa on June 7, 2010 at 9:51 PM

    @Elizabeth: Mmm hmmm. We'll see what happens the first time Shoes gags! ;) I think he may have something with the extended Shoes clan that weekend, but he's planning to spend A LOT more time here, so if not Rebekah's party, definitely soon!!

  6. meg on June 12, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    This whole post makes me smile~ Shoes is definitely a keeper :-)


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