Sunday, December 16, 2012
We also won some tickets to a hockey game and had a nice time. We usually go a couple times a year but this year we are being more conservative on outgoing costs due to the mass amount of additional outgoing expenses we have had lately. Jackson was so excited about the game, he started talking when Bill picked him up from school, and didn't stop talking until the overtime period was over and he was back in his car seat out cold! This child loves hockey more than anything else. For some reason this particular game had a lot of fights. Jackson yelled at the players that they were going to be on the naughty list so they had better stop fighting and just play hockey! Super cute child I have in my opinion.
Jackson's school is closed for about 2 1/2 weeks coming up, so we have done crazy rescheduling to give him a lot of time at home instead of with the back up babysitter. This week is his Christmas show, so I hope to post some video of it. He will be singing "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas", and "We wish you a Merry Christmas". He is promising to sing instead of just play with his bff Brock while on stage. We will see about that. Also, Nana and Papa are driving down for it so more than likely he will just make faces at Papa the entire time.
We have officially named the baby now, her name is Alexandria. Jackson will tell you that Alexandria is her name after she comes out of my belly. While she is in my belly she is still Princess Fireman Sam. He asks me about 20 times a day what Princess is doing. He is still saving toys, asking good questions and preparing to be a big brother. As for me, I am getting pretty testy about the preconceived notions of adoption and pregnancy. My guess is about 90 people out of 100 have asked a very inappropriate question or made an inappropriate comment. I understand people try to make sense of things that are not the norm, but the ignorance continues to floor me...as well as the personal questions people feel they are entitled to ask. For those folks out there that have not adopted & may not understand that each person adopts for their own reasons, I would suggest you leave your assumptions at the table, or leave them to yourself. Last night at my company Christmas party, I was asked how many pregnancies I have had within the first 5 minutes. Within the first 10 minutes I was surrounded by a group of women that wanted to share with me that God allowed this finally to happen because we had blessed another soul, I was at that party for over 4 hours, so I bet I got another 30 questions or comments. Why not ask "how is the baby", "how is Jackson", "everything healthy so far"? Versus, "how much did you spend on fertility treatments", "how many miscarriages have you had", and "being a mom for the first time will be so exciting". Even, "have you been trying" is acceptable! Ask, don't assume! I guess I am off on a tangent and need to rein my hormonal self in now. Sorry!
Off my soap box I believe that Jackson and I may go see Wreck it Ralph later. He has been asking to see the movie and it looks cute. The last one we saw made both Jack and I cry because a dog died in it, Wreck it Ralph seems a bit more upbeat. Bill had to work today so he can take off next Friday since school is closed....so it is just the super kid and I today. Maybe I see a milkshake in our future too.....