I hope this finds you well, with a smile on your face and a spring in your step. 🙂 Things are chugging right along around here. We’ve had a great week so far. Lots of normalness, lots of laughs, a few tears, and plenty of coffee to fuel it all.
Last week we celebrated Seth’s Adoption Day! The actual day was while I was in America, so we held off on the festivities till we could all be together. Every year we take a day to celebrate that God brought Seth in to our family. He’s only 4, so in the past we have done it more for our other kids, so that they would see the value in adoption and understand how special it is. This was the first year Seth cared about it. He still doesn’t fully understand what it means, but we often tell him the story of how he came to be our son, so it’s just a matter of time before he “gets it”. All he gets right now is that it’s a special day just for him. He chose to go out to pizza and bowling, so we did!
Oh how I love our boy. Sometimes I can’t believe he didn’t grow inside my belly. Just like our bio kids, I feel like Seth is an extension of me, like a piece of my heart is walking around outside my body. I love my baby. 🙂
Have you ever heard of “No-Poo”? Despite it’s name, it has nothing to do with toilets. “No-Poo” is a method of hair cleansing without shampoo- get it, no “poo”? Shampoo strips the scalp of much of it’s natural oils that are so good for your hair. When you strip your scalp of it’s oils, then it thinks it needs to produce more oil, then you strip them all again, then your body makes more, and on and on. Anyway, I have been a no-pooer for a couple of years now and it’s the best ever. I use baking soda to wash my hair, and apple cider vinegar to condition it about once a week. It works well for me, but sometimes I feel like the soda is a bit harsh on my scalp. In fact, hardcore no-pooers will never recommend baking soda. But honey and aloe and all those expensive treatments aren’t realistic for me. Baking soda is cheap and accessible, so there. I read somewhere that washing your hair with egg yolk once a month is a good way to give your scalp a little break. So, being the weirdo/fierceless warrior/hippy that I am, I decided to give it a whirl! Why not?
I read in the instructions that you need to make sure to only use the yolk and not the white, and to make sure the water isn’t too hot. Wellllllll….yeah. I separated the egg well, or so I thought. The water wasn’t tooooooo hot, or so I thought. I got out of the shower and yeah, scrambled egg head. There’s nothing more romantic than a husband who will patiently pick cooked egg out of your hair. I’ve got a winner, folks! Now if the Denny’s jokes would just stop. “Oh sweetie, you smell so good, now I just need a side of bacon!” Ha.Ha. Shut up. 😉
I may smell like a diner, but my hair is soft and shiny, so I wouldn’t call it a complete failure…not completely.
Hava took this last picture. I just like it. I love cuddling in with my kiddos and reading a good book. I’m not a “playing” mom. I don’t like to play toys with my kids. I’ll play Just Dance on the Wii, or jump on a trampoline, or bake cookies with you, but please, for the love, don’t ask me to play Barbies. I just.can’t.do.it. What I love most, is reading to my kids. Find us a good read-aloud and it’s all over. I hope they will treasure the memories of us all cuddled up reading a good book. I know I will. 🙂 (I hope they won’t mind the mild scent of brunch)