Yesterday, I stayed home with Tank as he had a fever and we couldn't take him to daycare. He wasn't showing any other signs of illness, but Mrs. Moose and I weren't going to be the type of parent who sent a sick child to day care because it was more convenient -- we've already cursed other such parents too many times for us to do the same.
The day before, he practically stole my heart when he took one of my Phillies caps and tried placing it on his head. I quickly replaced it with an adjustable cap that fit him -- I knew he would think it was one of mine as I have a lot of different caps and he can't tell the difference -- and he walked around with it on for an hour or so before taking it off. He did the same thing yesterday.
No, the warm, squishy feelings weren't because he's becoming a Phillies fan -- they came from seeing that he's wants to be like me. In the words of Mrs. Moose, "How does it feel to be a little boy's hero?" Pretty damn special.
By the way, I do have every intention to post at some point this week new photos of him.
With the official return to my first post-college employer, my income is suffering a slight hiccup while the new paycheck schedule takes effect. Result: the Mrs. and I are doing some belt-tightening in the interim. The nice thing is that we are expecting to have more disposable income than usual during the holiday season, but first we will have to weather a rough patch first.
First, it's a shame the the T.O. saga came to an ugly head the same day that Ryan Howard won the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Howard deserved far more press in the Philly papers than he received. The only other thing I have to say about T.O. I already said in my old LJ page back on March 16, 2004:
Damn it. Not that it happens very often, but I hate it when one of my favorite teams picks up a player I can't stand.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. This will make the Eagles better, but that doesn't mean I now have to like the guy.
I've mentioned in passing a couple times over the past few months my need to return to eating properly and going to the gym. Just to be clear, this is primarily a health issue (although, to be brutally honest with myself, the self-image thing pops up whenever I see my chins and chubby face in a photo) . At my last regular check-up my doctor told me that he will up my medication if I didn't get my blood pressure back down before our December appointment. I found out that my building has a free gym and am in the process of getting access to it. As for the diet part of the regimen, I started that already. In the past, I found that I manage to better stay on course when I regularly weigh-in and write about my progress. I will resume such posting as soon as I can conduct my first weigh-in.
Actually, that's it for now. I hope to soon start posting a little more regularly.