A new normal…kinda

After so much diaper talk 5 days ago things got messy…real messy.  I believe it was a combination of expired dairy products and pizza rolls (keep in mind we are still new at this).   After a few days on the B.R.A.T. diet we are back to solids.  The B.R.A.T. diet did expose one of the greatest joys in life for the little boy….the toaster.  No telling the money and resources used to entertain him and nothing causes him to launch into outer space like a cheap toaster.


The fun starts with the fact he can only see a small portion of the toaster behind the child locked cabinets.  Often he stands there with the cabinet door cracked open a few inches blindly fishing around with his arm hoping to find the toaster.  The second level of fun is the understanding the toaster is always hot no matter what.  Watching my hands burn brings him great joy. The final thrill is the toast itself.  Yep. Just dry toast can stop tears in the blink of an eye and trigger belly rubbing and laughing.

Each morning we start our routine at 5 am when he screams bloody murder until I get him out of bed.  I lay on the floor in his room trying to sleep with one eye open while he mills around in his 12 pound diaper.  After Armageddon (diaper change) we made our way to the kitchen to start the toast routine.  I drag this out as long as possible because it’s 5:15 am and I have no other options once breakfast is over.  After a combination of getting dressed for school, waking up mom, and fighting with the dogs, we are out the door by 7:15 am.

Fast forward to 5:15 pm and we are picking up the kids heading home. First activity: the trip to get the mail, which has lasted up to 25 minutes due to unforeseen lizards and squirrels.  The second thing, is the new family tradition of a 6 pm dance party.  Each night we kick off dinner with everyone dancing in the kitchen.  In my mind this is a way to expose them to music.

  • Day 1 – Bob Dylan – Hurricane
  • Day 2 – Chris Stapleton – Fire Away
  • Day 3 (Friday)  Rebecca Black – Friday
  • Day 4 – Little Mermaid – Under The Sea (holds up well to the test of time)
  • Day 5 – Sturgill Simpson – Sea Stories
  • Day 6 – Jay-Z – Can I Get A..

While neither kid is interested at all, this has been fun for T and I.

Did I mention we landed on the name for the little boy? It lasted about 5 days and now the naming committee is considering other options. Stay tuned…

Brisket News: the little girl slept 11pm to 6am several nights in a row.  This is big, people.

We have several meetings over the next few weeks with adoption agents, CASA workers, CPS workers, birth mom, and doctors.




  1. Shace-Face · June 29, 2016

    For the naming committee:

    Inventor of the toaster: Charles Strite
    Inventor of pizza rolls: Jeno Paulucci
    Inventor of the stroller: William Kent
    Inventor of the bathtub: John Michael Kohler

    Love y’all and those little muffins!!


  2. harper.christi · June 29, 2016

    Why isn’t Zeppelin on that music list? Bron y ur stomp is a good one to start with. Don’t make me have to show up there to make sure you are not screwing those sweet babies up. Stapleton was an excellent choice btw, so you have a reprieve for now😎

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


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