i've been gradually pushing tristan's bedtime forward bit by bit the past few days in preparation for the clock change on sunday. i've no idea if its helping at all....seems not to be. yesterday he fell asleep at 8:15 and was up this morning at 4:30 anyways. i'm very tempted to just keep him up till 9:00 or even 10:00 on saturday evening and see what happens.....only thing is i'm afraid of having a very grumpy yet wide awake little boy at 4:30 the next morning. and so the experimenting continues!
this evening i was driving to bible study with tristan in the back seat and i was singing along very loudly to a counting crows song. i must not sing loudly in the car very often because, when i looked in my rear view mirror, tristan was staring at me with a puzzled frown on his face. i kept singing my little heart out and the next time i looked in the rear view, he had his finger to his lips and was very forcefully telling me to "shhhh!" i had a good laugh about that because, truly i do NOT have a good singing voice and my son is clever enough to realize that already!
i'm instant messaging my little brother while writing this post and we're discussing details of his visit next week. looks like he'll be driving down to stay with us for awhile! he hasn't come down to see us in years, so it will be nice to have him. he adores his nephew and i know tristan won't take long to warm up to him. james is potentially on the brink of some serious changes in the direction his life is going right now and i'm very excited for him. i know that God is going to use him mightily, whatever path he chooses and it will be so great to have him here and have some long talks with him.
is anyone else looking forward to halloween being over as much as i am? i'm so done with the decorations everywhere and especially the lifelike figure of a man hanging by his neck from a house down the street. whenever tristan and i walk past it he gets really scared and wants me to hold him. i always thought that my distaste for the holiday would lessen once my child was old enough to dress up and go trick-or-treating, but i still really dislike the whole thing. we'll dress tristan up in his little english soccer uniform and bring him to the harvest festival at our church where i'm sure he'll have a blast, but i have no desire to subject him to the scary costumes and sugar highs of door- to-door candy begging. 3 more days and it will all be over, HOORAY! now, if i could only say the same thing about my morning sickness...