O.K. -- so here's where I'm going to admit a fault of mine. It's a fault with which I truly do not blame my mother. She tried. I just never got the hang of it.
What I'm talking about is something so miniscule, but I'll have to say -- you'll chuckle.
I HAVE PROBLEMS PROPERLY CUTTING BREAD AND CAKE!
My cutting is so bad that any time we're together as a family, my mom practically bans me from the job. Now that Marc knows just how bad I am at this, he too has banned me from it.
Case in point....
Tonight, I was preparing a meal to take to the Veer Family. (They just welcomed baby Kate into their family). As part of their meal, I fixed French Bread.
I attempted to cut the bread in half to add some butter and garlic mixture, and here's how it ended up....
Pretty bad, isn't it?
So, sorry Veer Family -- you can blame me if your bread seemed cut a little uneven. I hope you enjoyed it anyways.
Here's the sad part -- I've even cut cakes at several weddings. I made it through it, though I'm not convinced you'd want to hire me for that job anymore.
Last night, Marc and I were talking about Luke (that's what we talk about a lot anymore).
We were talking about the little things of his personality that we really find cute or really enjoy.
I came up with quite a list, but I won't bore you with everything....That's for Luke's Mama and Daddy to enjoy...
Anyways, one of them is how he sucks his thumb with his blanket.
As an infant, he NEVER would take a pacifier. I tried several different kinds. But, around 3 months or so, he found his thumb. We were never so grateful for that. He's used it ever since to go to sleep or WHENEVER he's sleepy, uncomfortable, hurt, or bored. Around 9 months or so, my mom made him his blanket. In fact, she's even the one who first introduced the blanket to him when she was watching him one time. Now, he won't suck his thumb without the blanket. It's part of the whole comfort thing. The blanket MUST be up at the nose while the thumb is in the mouth.
I'm not sure what we'd do if the blanket was lost at this point. It would be a SAD day. I seriously do pray that we don't lose that blanket. I think I would cry as much as Luke would.
I know that some of you readers out there DESPISE thumb sucking. And, someday, Marc and I do realize we'll probably have to figure out how to get him to not suck his thumb. In the meantime, it's what makes Luke, Luke.
This photo cracked me up. He had been playing with some storage containers from the kitchen. He was playing SO contentedly while I was preparing the previously mentioned meal for the Veer family. I happened to look up at Luke and notice that he took a blanket/thumb break.
Some of us have coffee breaks. Some take Pepsi breaks (i.e. my husband). Luke takes a blanket/thumb break.
After about 10 seconds of sucking his thumb with his blanket, Luke resumed his playing.
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