Have I ever told you the story where Amy plays a working Mom to a toddler, and out of a deep desire to spend time with her baby, quits her job and becomes a SAHM? Fun and games ensue; so much so, that Shawn and Amy decide they want to throw another monster into the mix, thus birthing Jax.
Cut to one year later, as Jax plays and I clean; the Happy Little Homemaker, revelling in these, the real Days Of Our Lives, I stop and think about how this is the type of day I've been dreaming about: an ordinary day at home, just me and Jax, bonding, mopping, and making the world a better place. No doctor's appointments (well, there was the one, but it was so early it doesn't really count), no Ryan (KDO), though we do miss her-- just me and him together.
As I mop the floor, thinking of how this is the kind of stuff I missed with Ryan when I was working, I go to check on him in the playroom, and there he is, putting one of the baby gate's wall hooks into an open electrical outlet. Before you begin with the judging, he takes the cover-things off, and actually pulled the wall hook out of the wall. On his own.
Then as I'm cleaning the windows, I walk into the kitchen to find him with the over-turned trash can, eating cereal from the garbage.
In between all that, I spent a majority of the time chasing after him as he raced up the stairs.
You know, those hard-wood 14ft high ones.