Nights like these

    Nights like these when everyone else in the house is asleep and you step outside and it's nothing but crickets and heat.    The past two days have been scortchers - also coinciding with an ankle injury for mike. Apparently he chipped a bone in his ankle (didn't realize that was possible) playing soccer on Monday night and he's been laid up in crazy pain since. So we've been hunkered down in the AC with the blinds drawn like shut-ins. I stepped out twice today, once with June on my own (only my second time ever) and once to take a picture of my beets because i could tell from my kitchen window that they were wilting in the heat. Juney and I met a lady in a parking lot and we bought a new baby wearing wrap... It's called a "ring sling" and I'm just floored by this underground market of babywearing mothers that exists in like, every city. And the prices of some of these wraps! Incredible - the other day I saw a "Tula" wrapped listed for $1,800!!  I don't know what that means exactly except that I hope when you put your child in it it in scripts the winning lotto numbers into their brains subconsciously and then she picks the winning numbers on a ticket that is your Mother's Day present when she's 10. Anyway, that was a side tangent but babywearing - extremely fun and useful and special bonding with your child but apparently also a racket of a black market. Who knew?   Anyway our AC in our car is almost broken - as in it blows some air that's almost not worth keeping the windows up for - as in, it's a tad stuffy when it's officially the hottest it's ever been in Ottawa on this day in history. I was concerned the whole drive about June melting in her car seat but she held up like a champ. She was incredibly fussy the rest of the day though so I think AC or no AC, the heat's getting to her. 

 

Nights like these when everyone else in the house is asleep and you step outside and it's nothing but crickets and heat.  

The past two days have been scortchers - also coinciding with an ankle injury for mike. Apparently he chipped a bone in his ankle (didn't realize that was possible) playing soccer on Monday night and he's been laid up in crazy pain since. So we've been hunkered down in the AC with the blinds drawn like shut-ins. I stepped out twice today, once with June on my own (only my second time ever) and once to take a picture of my beets because i could tell from my kitchen window that they were wilting in the heat. Juney and I met a lady in a parking lot and we bought a new baby wearing wrap... It's called a "ring sling" and I'm just floored by this underground market of babywearing mothers that exists in like, every city. And the prices of some of these wraps! Incredible - the other day I saw a "Tula" wrapped listed for $1,800!!  I don't know what that means exactly except that I hope when you put your child in it it in scripts the winning lotto numbers into their brains subconsciously and then she picks the winning numbers on a ticket that is your Mother's Day present when she's 10. Anyway, that was a side tangent but babywearing - extremely fun and useful and special bonding with your child but apparently also a racket of a black market. Who knew? 

Anyway our AC in our car is almost broken - as in it blows some air that's almost not worth keeping the windows up for - as in, it's a tad stuffy when it's officially the hottest it's ever been in Ottawa on this day in history. I was concerned the whole drive about June melting in her car seat but she held up like a champ. She was incredibly fussy the rest of the day though so I think AC or no AC, the heat's getting to her. 

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And so on nights like these I love finding a few quiet minutes. But then I make my way to bed and there's the soft sound of a baby breathing in the bassinet next to my bed and it's just the kind of special that makes me have to write.