And it's true-- I do in fact never go to work! On the other hand, I never LEAVE work either, which is a downside to the SAHM life. We have a couple kids' albums from They Might Be Giants, and I've got to say that, ear worms aside, I really love them. So funny and good and sweet-- highly recommended.
Speaking of Grace's entertainment, she has finally discovered Mr. Rogers. I have tried to show it to her before now, but she would never watch it and was strictly a Blue's Clues/Backyardigans kind of girl, with perhaps a smidgen of Sesame Street thrown in. She watches TV most days while I shower, and also sometimes while I cook dinner, depending on how well I have planned and her mood at the end of the day. I tried an episode of Mr. Rogers out on her a few days ago and she is really liking it, which makes me feel kind of nostalgic and happy. Watching it as an adult makes me realize how lovely and sweet and gentle that show and its eponymous host is-- sweet jazzy piano music, serene explanations of how socks are made or what Tai Chi is (or of course breastfeeding), calm Mr. Rogers being all benevolent and kind. It's very soothing, which is refreshing after the intensity of most children's shows.
And then speaking of refreshing, I am about to leave this house in search of some air conditioning because ours has broken. I KNOW. There's a heat advisory today to top it off. I'm trying not to think about it too much and just move forward with my day because I know I am just on the edge of a black, black mood about July and Texas and other aspects of my life here. I am going to the mall with my two sweaty girls in tow until the repairman comes. We will soak up the cold AC and I will try to keep myself from indulging my emotional neediness by either a) eating something bad for me or b) buying things I don't really need.