First, thank you for the questions, I love them.
The relationship has taken many many subtle changes but the biggest has to be that we’re not the center of each others attention now. Gavin requires a ton of attention and we gladly give it to him. It’s now a matter of working around that and understanding we still love each other and when we have time to breathe we can act like we used to - now it’s more holding hands and holding each other in short spurts until the little guy cries again and needs one of us to go to his aid.
What’s surprised me the most about parenting? The amount of shit nobody bothered to tell me or write down anywhere. I read a ton of books while Romy was pregnant and all of them are, for the most part, turning out to have been complete wastes of time and brain cells.
Children, even at this very young age, are individuals and have personalities. That was never clearly conveyed in any material I studied. He has his very own likes and dislikes, he’s actually getting bored now and needs to be entertained or stimulated… all of which is a shock to me because he’s not even three months yet.
I love it. I love that they can bond in their own special way. It will help him in life to know two languages and will also help him bridge some of the cultural differences between her family and mine.
I am slowly learning Spanish but mostly by assimilation, I might be able to communicate at a first grade level - but over this short amount of time I’m pretty proud of what I’ve picked up.
I want Gavin to be able to embrace his roots, his Euro-Southern-American roots from my side and his Peruvian roots from his mom’s side. Exposing him early, I think, will be key for success of this operation :)
What are your thoughts on gentrification?
Had a coworker in a remote office getting frantic over something nobody could control. She was throwing out phrases like “the internet is down” and “how can we ensure this never happens again”.
Well, first off, the internet wasn’t down… you just couldn’t get to it. Big difference.
Second, upstream issue - we can’t guarantee shit.
Finally, I might have pissed her off to the n-th degree when I said “please take the tone down from “I’m going to boil your rabbit” to “I’m mildly inconvenienced”
…that’s what 6 hours of sleep in two days turns me into.
Charcuterie for lunch… I’m pretty excited.
Nothing Compares 2U - a song by Prince, not Sinead O’Connor.
Also, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes did a fun cover of the song.
Literally everything I’ve ever posted here has been like 400 or less if you ever liked a recipe
I love the idea of your recipes - you make beautiful food… I think our pallets are different in a big way . Soft cheeses, tofu, mushrooms, leafy greens.. it’s tough. I can eat kale if I make it in bacon fat :)
I feel pretty hopeless at the moment that unless I can start eating BBQ (pulled pork) that has negative calories I’ll be fucked for life :)
I need to know a tasty and filling meal that’s 750 calories or less… the problems I have with food is that portion control doesn’t exist.. I eat until I hate myself and then feel mildly satisfied before hating myself again.
I’m looking to do one meal a day that’s only 750 calories (or less) and when you go to 5 Guys that’s like a small burger and a water. I wouldn’t be satisfied with that.
So… anybody got suggestions?