I have this feeling that I'm not living as much life as I used to, on average. Probably this is because I've spent 80.95% of the last 7 years and 4 months being either pregnant or nursing a child under 1. Also, I finished my degree. And worked. But I feel like I haven't done anything else. We used to be fun and do fun things, we used to have people over.
I'm turning 30 this year, and Tyler asked me what I wanted. I tried to remember what I did for his 30th and I couldn't remember. Oh, that's right, I had just started working 2 weeks before and I had 3 weeks left of school so I had no mental energy left to spend on planning anything.
So, the past few weeks, since I've been feeling a little better, I've been trying to ramp up the interesting factor around here.
Fun-Slump Amanda never went to the Tucson Festival of Books. It's a huge deal on the U of A campus. I pictured something overcrowded that my kids wouldn't be interested in and it was often times hot and I didn't want to drag myself all the way into town to have my kids cry and try to run away and freak out while I was trying to look at things and listen to people. Plus people always complain about how you have to park really far away.
New Amanda is up more up for fun... within reason. We had to go up to town anyway, so we went and checked it out.
Nora couldn't say "festival" so she called it the "Book Vegetable" which was funnier.
Ethan is always up for hugging people in costumes.
Nora, not so much.
Also... there was a CIRCUS! They were all characters from The Wizard of Oz. Here are the two witches doing a double trapeze act.
Nora's favorite part was when the lion, the scarecrow, and one of the flying monkeys started dancing to Gangnam Style.
Near the end, they pulled Tyler out of the crowd to do... nothing. He stood there for a little bit, and then they sent him back to his seat. Haaaaawkward. We didn't stay for too long because we got there late in the afternoon. Also, we didn't go to any of the approximately 5,000 lectures. But I did see a real whale brain on display, and that was cool.
I think I might have gone a little overboard on this new more life-y life. We have secured a babysitter for the next TWO weekends and then I'm going out by myself the weekend after that. When am I going to have time to knit and watch back episodes of Star Trek: TNG? They're not going to just watch themselves.