Happy Friday, everyone!
I took this photo of Jackson and me in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on our way to gardening class Wednesday morning. I was trying to get some of the beautiful flowers in bloom in the shot, but I obviously failed. I did succeed, however, in highlighting our matching shirts. As I mentioned on Facebook and Instagram, one of the unexpected surprises (I guess all surprises are unexpected though?) of parenthood is how often I accidentally dress Jackson and myself in matching or color-coordinated outfits (and this happens even more frequently for Drew). I don’t even realize I’ve done this until we’re already out the door and well on our way to wherever we’re going, and then it just seems silly to turn back and go home to change. It’s always a little embarrassing though when people point out, “Oh! You guys match!” I always respond, “I didn’t mean it!” (And I know from talking to other parents that this is a “thing,” so those of you expecting your first baby, consider yourselves warned. You WILL start dressing like your kid, whether you mean to or not.).
Anyhoo, this week I have been busy working on getting together samples of stuff to offer in upcoming promotional give-aways. (Also, if you’re someone whom I’ve contacted about getting a give-away, please excuse the delay; I’m still gathering items to send your way). If you didn’t see my post in the forums about this topic, I’d love if you’d share your thoughts about what sort of DW merchandise you’d be happy to receive in a give-away some time. I may be offering some of the items for sale as well, if there’s enough interest. Thank you!
I’m going to cut this short because Jackson is actually napping for a change (only the second nap in a week) and I want to take advantage of the time and get a column or two written for next week. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!