No doubt it: Nathan is a stickler for his routine. We’ve noticed him being a little … quirky … about wanting things done certain ways, but it was always pretty mild and somewhat charming. Now that he’s going to the same school five days per week (and therefore has the same daily routine), disruption to the routine has … ahem … consequences.
Last week, when I went to New York, he gave me the cold shoulder when I returned home. He wouldn’t look at me nor speak to me. At all. This week, Mr. Andi was gone from Sunday afternoon until Wednesday evening for work and Nathan treated him the same way when he returned home. In addition, he was T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E while Mr. Andi was gone, and not just at home.
Note the smiley face under “mood” followed by the notation of three timeouts, and the repeating of poor behavior after being admonished.
I threw in the towel on meal planning this week and signed up for eMeals again (not an affiliate link – feel free to click away commercial-free!) To be honest, I’m surprised I held out as long as I did – if Mr. Andi hadn’t been grilling up culinary delights on the Big Green Egg for the past year and a half, I’d have caved long ago. I just want someone to tell me what to eat, and for it to not contribute to my expanding waistline, so I went with the Clean Eating plan. Do you use eMeals? What do you think? I’ve been a user off and on since way back when it was eMealz. 🙂
Who says real men don’t wear pink? Mr. Andi’s whole department donned pink hard hats this month for breast cancer awareness (and yes, the fountain water is dyed pink – that’s not an illusion).
Guess which one is Mr. Andi. Shouldn’t be too hard…
Have you heard about the new show “The Sisterhood,” premiering next month on Lifetime? It’s a reality (HA!) show about five women discerning whether to become Catholic nuns. I would love to believe that it’ll be well done, but I’m concerned. I’m holding out hope, though, because I thoroughly enjoyed A&E’s “God or the Girl,” which followed four men discerning for the priesthood.
Remember our new cat? Well, we’re starting to think that he’s actually Mr. Andi’s cat. He sleeps under Mr. Andi’s truck and comes out to greet him when he gets home from work. When Mr. Andi got back from his business trip, the cat took up his position under Mr. Andi’s work car … which wasn’t even parked in our driveway at the time.
It would be kinda cute except for the fact that Mr. Andi is not a fan of cats (my mother gave him this book when we got engaged), and you all remember what he said when he agreed to taking on the cat, right?
Nathan’s school has been telling us for awhile that he knows how to spell his name. Turns out they were telling the truth.
You’ve heard of Pampered Chef, right? Well, at our house we have the Unpampered Chef.
And with that, I’m out!
Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to Conversion Diary‘s 7 Quick Takes.