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New favorite

We bought a doorway jumper a few months ago, since the kid loves to stand on our laps and bounce. For what seems like hours. And hours. He resisted the jumper, though. He tried for a little while, but didn’t like something about it. He cried after a few minutes each time I put him in. So into the closet it went.

But as with most of his toys, if we just wait a while he might like them. And the last two days, he finally likes it. Actually, he loves it.

You know those videos of kids, where they’re trying so hard not to fall asleep in their food or during whatever activity enthralls them at the moment? That’s my son in his jumper. He bounces and bounces, until he can’t even keep his head up. His pace will slow, his head starts to loll, then he furiously starts bouncing again. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Here’s the thing. I can’t stop laughing. He’s so tired that I really want to put him to bed. But he’s not ready to stop bouncing. It’s a cross between pitiful and hysterical. Mostly hysterical. Because the cute? It kills.

Before putting him to bed? I grabbed the video camera. Of course.

I confess

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these, so I thought I’d do it since Chefdruck tagged me.

1. Each player starts with eight random fact/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. A the end of your blogpost, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their name.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and to read your blog

Yeah, I’m adapting this to suit me. If you want to play, feel free. :)

Eight random things about me:

1) I never planned to live in Cali, even though I thought about applying to Stanford.
2) This is my 2nd marriage.
3) I still bite my nails, because I hate it when they’re uneven.
4) I’ve worn glasses since I was two.
5) None of my grandparents are still living, and this makes me very sad.
6) I have a ton of family in NorCal that I haven’t seen since I was a little girl.
7) I like to drive a stick.
8 ) I’m a terrible rollerblader.

There you have it. Want to make any confessions? Post ‘em on your site or leave them here.

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