This morning we quickly sewed up a new bib. He helped with the pins (a little scary, I admit) and a little with the actual sewing machine (notice the crooked stitches :) ) Every day I am amazed at how much more or better he is able to do things. Now of course he is two, and ultimately, I am responsible for feeding the animals and cleaning the house. His jobs are of a voluntary nature at this point but I am still amazed at how much he has learned in his short time on the planet. Austin has learned to sit, stand, speak 2 languages, walk, climb, slide, eat, handle a fork, knife, spoon and crayons. He can undress himself, buckle the buckle on his high chair, pour liquids, use a potty (sometimes), sing songs, count, say the ABCs, identify letters, etc.... I look back over those same two years and wonder, "what have I learned or mastered in this same time???" I can change diapers in the dark, one handed if need be, I can recite from memory "the little red barn" and a handful of other books, I can make broccoli seem like a fun food to eat, I can reach and find any book that has fallen on the floor in the backseat while driving and I can make up a song on the spot about ANYTHING if the singing of it will make the task at hand easier. Still think he's winning.
IVF update. So the BIG box arrived today just before lunch. Opening it on an empty stomach may not have been wise. I admit, I was more than a little light headed as I unpacked the many syringes and boxes of drugs. But we are living one day at a time, and today is not a medicine day, so I quickly shoved the lot of it in the fridge where I can ignore it until Friday. A Scarlet O'Hara mindset is taking shape, "I'll think about that....tomorrow." or something like that.