Dudes get shit done too.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday morning with Christopher:

So I've taken the last week off to get ready for baby Charlie (or Chwarrrrlay, as Eleanore has named him). I had a 2 page to-do list of things to take care of, and Tia was really counting on me to get them all done. I have to say, taking a week off from being an airplane mechanic was pretty nice. My hands are finally clean, I haven't gotten any new scars, and my back isn't bothering me. But the grand finale, is that I have a pretty nice scruff growing after a week of not shaving.

We started the week by going through all of Eleanore's old things. Some of her clothes we were able to recycle into outfits for Charlie. Some were too girly for our little man, but so adorable that we had to keep them, with the hopes that someday we'll have another girl. A lot of clothes were stained so badly though, that they had to be thrown away (I suck at doing laundry, I'm a dude). The in between items we took down and donated to the Airmen's Attic, which is a nice place here on base that enlisted folks can get free stuff. Things like clothes and uniforms, toys and furniture, crap and more crap. We've gotten a lot of things from there in the past 2 years (mostly clothes), so it's only right that we give back. The best part of sorting through Elie's old clothes, was when I was closing up a box to put back into the garage, and Tia spotted something that made her move all the way across the house in about half a second... a Black Widow the size of a golf ball, relaxing under the box flap. After completely denying it was a Black Widow (I like to argue), I corralled it into a large plastic cup and soaked it in pesticide. Yeah, it was a Black Widow. Tia was right and I was wrong.

A lot of Eleanore's old toys were covered in some kind of crusty food substance. And pounds of gluten (we weren't always gluten-free my friends). All of the goop covered things had to be taken apart and pretty much soaked in gallons of bleach. Charlie's crib finally got painted and put together (it only took me 6 months of Tia's nagging to get me to finish spray painting it white). Charlie's clothes got hung up in his closet, and his room got put together to the best of my abilities.

Aside from Charlie related chores, lots of cleaning was done. The kitchen, for starters (a few times). The awful laundry room, which was pretty much a landing pad for all my junk on the way from the living room out to the garage. Hopefully I can entice Tia in there to do laundry more often now, since as I mentioned above, I really suck at it and everything I wash comes out stained (even if it didn't go into the machine that way). The floors were swept and mopped. The upstairs carpet got vacuumed for the 2nd time ever (its a brand new house we live in, we're not that lazy). Pictures were hung up. The outside got picked up. Shit got done!

In conclusion, it was a great week. I got to spend a lot of time playing with Eleanore, Tia got to sleep in (well at least she tried to), and I cant wait to do it again!

-"Shaving Mug Set for the Deep Dark and Mysterious Shaver ", by sheilathings, $19.50.

-"Flight Suit Onesie", by flybabykids, $10.00.

-"Elephant Wooden Pull Toy in FRUIT LOOPS Print", by cookiedough, $20.00.

-"MAGNET Jack Kerouac Quote", by nouveaumotley, $3.00.


LoveMeKnot Creations November 9, 2008 at 1:34 PM  

kudos Christopher :)

you guys are so cute. i love your blog posts, makes me feel like i'm living vicariously thru you two.


Keala Legacy Creations November 9, 2008 at 1:44 PM  

Fantastic job Christopher! I know Tia appreciated all of your help getting things ready for Baby Charlie...

Congrats on "the soon to be born" new little man!

Fatally Cute November 9, 2008 at 1:50 PM  

I love the Kerouac quote! Great button. Adorable Onesie.

UniqueNurseGranny November 9, 2008 at 2:09 PM  

You accomplished a lot and avoided an encounter with the black widow..That little flight suit is so cute.

Ms. Jessie November 9, 2008 at 4:01 PM  

okay so I have to try and not to cry (sundays I am allowed to though) because I wish I was there to help out and I really dont like not being in your physical lives.
Not matter what Chris, Tia is always right even when she is wrong she is right. It is the way it works. Moms are always right. I am glad that you have been able to take time off to help get things ready for Baby Charlie.

jessicajane November 9, 2008 at 5:41 PM  

so you suck at laundry too? today was laundry day, and guess what? I washed a pair of Tims running shorts without checking the pockets..(well i didnt know they had pockets)...and i ended up washing and drying his ipod shuffle and earphones. I suck. I think it was a sign though that I need to get him a new ipod for his birthday.

sheilabythebeach November 9, 2008 at 7:12 PM  

This dude-ette says, YAY dudes; get it done!
What a great blog, I need to start posting on mine, good reminder!
Love the critters but black widows DIE at my house! No catch and release here...

Shay November 9, 2008 at 9:21 PM  

Just love your blog.

Babz November 10, 2008 at 12:11 AM  

I have to laugh...because this is the first post I have read where I believe Christopher was the author. I seriously was thinking WOW Tia works on Airplanes pretty nifty ahahha! It finally hit me around the "nice scruff growing" that Christopher was posting!! Had to share that :p

Anyways...do you think you can give a little talk to my husband to help out??? Thanks :D

Head Bitch in Charge November 10, 2008 at 9:56 AM  

I'm lucky, my man does the laundry at our house. Being a military man he knows how to clean really well too! Something he really wishes he never shared with me lol.

Congrats on getting so much done! I can only be envious.

PamperingBeki November 11, 2008 at 8:34 AM  

I love love that little flight suit onesie!!

I'm so excited to meet your new baby. :)

fly tie November 11, 2008 at 8:55 PM  

regarding the black widow, i just knew you were gonna say, "corralled it into a large plastic cup and set it free outside."

lol @ soaking it in pesticide.

(i would have also been across the room with the quickness at the sight.)

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