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All I've wanted to do in the last few days is sit around being sad for no reason and eat junk food.  Its quite boring.

I did put pants on today, so that was better than yesterday, and went to the trivia semifinals for my team.  I put Greg in the Ergo and took him with me, because he was just miserable when I left him home last time.  He was so good!  I only missed two questions when I took him out to the car for a break and he spent most of the 3 hours either sleeping or staring at the red tinsel on the ceiling.  My team, BAM (because everyone on it has been on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) tied for fourth, so we just made it to the finals next year.  Hopefully we can do better next week.  The final question (which we got wrong) was "What meat is eaten the most in the world by pounds consumed?  Chicken, beef, or pork?"

Brendan has finally noticed he has a baby brother.  I wish he still was ignoring his existence, because now he wants to hug him and hold him all the time.  The only problem is he likes to hug him around the neck.


Then yesterday I had Gregory on the couch next to me. I look away for a second and when I look back Brendan is holding Greg's nose shut. He got sent to his room for the first time for that one (for two minutes). Now I have the baby trying to kill himself as all babies do, plus his brother trying to help him along. How does anyone make it to adulthood?

*answer to the trivia question: Its pork, by a lot. We said chicken, because we figured chickens are everywhere and no major religions forbid eating them. But I guess the fatness of hogs makes up for that.

Date: 2011-12-05 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good wishes towards you regarding that "sitting around being sad for no reason and eating junk food" thing, my wife just came off a diagnosed case of depression (was in the hospital for most of the summer) and that sounded a lot like her (still does, depressions a hard one to be cured from), having just recently given birth, I hope yours isn't an onset of post-partum depression (my wife's youngest is 7, so we can at least rule that out for her. :) )

And my kids were the same way too, when our son was born, our daughter was two, and loved to hug him, especially in ways you shouldn't hug a baby. Now that they're (somewhat) grown, she still loves to hug everyone, especially her younger brother. So, they might not grow out of it (although Brendan, being a boy, might not want to hug as much when he's 9 as my daughter does).

Oh, and I had the same thought process you did for the trivia question - I guess the 4 billion or so of us who aren't Jewish or Muslim make up for it with our bacon loving ways. :)

Date: 2011-12-08 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sorry your wife went through that. Depression does have a nasty habit of hitting you when you least expect it.

Going from how my brothers behaved, I think they will move from hugging to trying to pick each other up all the time.

Date: 2011-12-08 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That was the next step for my daughter, she started the picking up thing when he was only a few months old, and only really stopped doing it just a few months ago (I think he's finally getting too heavy for her). I wouldn't be surprised if that's Brendan's next trick.

Date: 2011-12-05 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Love the photo. "Well hey, what's up? Just hanging out...around my brother's neck. Is this the trachea?"

I asked my husband the trivia question (he's the trivia one in our household) and he said the exact same thing, ha! "Well, no major religions restrict chicken consumption..." I, being the non-trivia brained one did say pork, because bacon makes everything in my world better.

Date: 2011-12-06 05:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gnarly just keeps trying to sit on Leah, or squish her head.

Date: 2011-12-08 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I never should have let him drag his baby doll around by the head when I was pregnant. Sigh.


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