As much as I was honestly hoping that Eleanor would have a little sister (since as much as I love my two brothers, I've always wanted one), I am very EXCITED about being a boy's Mama! I'm thinking hedgehogs and turtles and camels and cute overalls and corduroy, as well colors of charcoal and brillant blue.
And this might sound weirdo but about 7 years ago or so in the apartment we lived in before we bought our house, I have a distinct memory of laying in bed after or during napping one afternoon and remember a "vision" (or whatever you call it) of a little blonde haired boy walking past me and I immediately knew he was my son. Sounds creepy but it totally wasn't. I remember thinking I knew all about him and just hadn't met him yet.
Immediately the song "Roly Poly" covered by The Willies (with Norah Jones' beautiful voice) comes to mind when I think of a little guy :) If you take a listen, you are guaranteed to smile I promise.
Roly Poly Eatin' corn and taters Hungry every minute of the day Roly Poly Gnawin' on a biscuit As long as he can chew it it's okay
He can eat an apple pie And never even bat an eye He likes anything from soup to hay Roly Poly Daddy's little fatty I bet he's gonna be a man someday
Roly Poly Scrambled eggs for breakfast Bread and jelly twenty times a day Roly Poly He eats a hearty dinner He needs lots of strength to sing and play
He's up at dawn to do the chores And he runs both ways through all the stores He works up an appetite that way Roly Poly Daddy's little fatty Fatty's gonna be a man someday
The title of this blog was inspired by the utopian novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, author of The Yellow Wallpaper. The word itself has went further and captured for me a special sense of "place" for me and my daughter Eleanor. A free copy of the book can be read online by clicking the image.
Check out my first blog--Al Ain Notebook--written during our family's year abroad in the United Arab Emirates (2008-2009)
Books Read 2010
03. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
02. Never Let Me Go by Kazup Ishiguaro
01. Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult
Books Read 2009
23. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
22. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
21. Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
20. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
19. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
18. Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos
17. Stuart Little by EB White
16. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
15. Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea
14. The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz
13. Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
12. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
10. Princess: The True Story of Life Inside the Saudi Arabia's Royal Family by Jean Sasson