The girls. Developing like I never thought possible. Speaking rudimentary sentences, demonstrating logic and understanding when you explain something to them, etc etc. Nothing unexpected of course, but nevertheless, amazing. Like two Old Faithful's running around the living room.
We did have an adventure this morning. Last night Jenn went to bed early, I stayed up and played Cataclysm (AWESOME!) for a while, and finished up some laundry. At one point I heard a girl coughing, aborted into a slight choking sound. This isn't unusual for a sleeping child of course, sometimes those coughs just sound weird, but I went in to check anyway. Could see it was Kayla that had coughed, saw her squirming a bit, but she seemed fine. I didn't investigate further in fear of waking her up.
Go in this morning to get them up/dressed, and both girls are laying there in pools of their own sick. We had a morning bath, got the sheets off the bed, cleaned up the various blankets/pillows/stuffed animals. Jenn drew the duty as I had to be here today for the upgrade, and by all accounts they're fine today, if a little run down. Mild flu or maybe disagreeable dinner.
Right now we're struggling to figure out a Santa gift. Any suggestions for two year olds appreciated; we already have a kitchen set.
Two seems like kind of an awkward age. It's clear the girls are Turbo-Powered Knowledge Vacuums, but age still limits what parents think we ought to be doing. The other night Jenn hit upon the idea of taking them Chirstmas Light seeing, driving through one of those specially made up areas. By the time we got off work and got out there though, they'd pretty much had enough of the car/the evening. They did OK, but clearly there wasn't full recognition of what was going on, and all things considered they'd have rather been on the couch with a sippy and Dora. We've toyed with the idea of taking them on a weekend trip up to KC as well (Yo Gabba Gabba Live was up there in like Nov I think), until we start mentally imagining what Hour 16 of such a trip would be like. Let alone Hour 44 after a long day on the ride home.
The main problem is that introducing them to the World at Large is so tantalizingly close. Jenn and I are both kind of homebody's, it's not like we're going to take them hiking in the woods like certain Southern Husinites, but things like trips to the Zoo or a walk around the lake or whatever this summer always seemed like they would inevitably slip into "This is no longer fun and/or we may lose control of the situation" territory. Then again, I tend to underestimate what they're capable of handling. I'm not sure if it's just me as a person, or if it's perhaps a symptom of having to keep track of two (the same age) at any given time. Be interesting to see if anyone has done research on this.
- Cata, as mentioned. When will I ever stop playing WoW? In LK I thought the answer was "After Cata", but right now the answer has to be "Yo, I don't know". Six years and counting, anyway.
- Civ 5: I've posted about it a couple times, but you know what? I don't mind this game at all. Something about it keeps bringing me back to it. Mostly I wonder if it's just not the interface being one of the best in the series.
- TV: I've got all episodes of Walking Dead saved up on the DVR, haven't watched them yet. Jenn and I make it a point to watch several shows: Burn Notice, Psych, Warehouse 13, Event, Chuck, others. I think about "cutting the cable" a lot these days. I'm not quite ready to make the leap: Sports keeps me tethered to Cox, and the fact that offerings are spotty from a variety of sources. Again, tantalizingly close though.
- Chiefs: Playoffs? Surprising to say the least. Not expecting much from them, but I guess you never know.
- Jayhawks: Meh. Good again of course, haven't really gotten into the team yet. That's what February is for.
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