(Adding to this post... I quit my job at LeapFrog... I realized this was confusing if you didn't know that I'm not working there.) I've decided that I'm not trying to figure out what I'm doing with the rest of my life. Julian's schedule is going to change so much over the next few years, and I've volunteered myself as primary supporter of that schedule. So for now, I'm focused on the next six months. We'll see what the summer brings.

One of the things I want to try my hand at during the next six months is making, and possibly selling, clothing for children. Especially boys.

Today I took a plain light blue t-shirt, and sewed a numeral 2 into the inside, and then cut out the inner piece to reveal the dark blue fabric I had sewn in. Ever since Julian was born, I had looked forward to him wearing a big 2 when he turned two years old. And here we are.

Yes, I will take orders on this...


Halloween confession

It hurts to admit it, but Halloween was more fun when we went to the Castro, dressed in silly costumes, and drank a lot with our friends. Ah, the early '00s.

This year, I was witness to at least six tantrums, spent two hours being cold at a playground, and was put in the awkward position of comforting a frightened Julian who buried his head in my arm and cried while his smiling classmates sang "Happy Birthday" to him. Welcome to the terrific twos!

I have posted pictures from this holiday. And here's one for you from our last Halloween in San Francisco when we dressed up as my grandparents.