Another accomplishment this weekend has been that our son had his first ride without his training wheels! It took him over a year to muster the courage and keep plugging at it. After grandma bought him his scooter, he wanted nothing to do with that bike. Just recently, we had a new boy move in a few doors down that has been so kind and helpful while riding his bike next to our son's. And in only 2 weeks time, he has managed to get back out there and ride. So we decided to try taking the training wheels off. And you know, he's quite good! :D Yay! He had the best support from 2 of his friends and us of course! He stops very well so far. Now if we could just get him to start on his own. :) See for yourself here (of course I have to brag! Oh and you can see some of the trash we moved from the garage for garbage!):
And then came a grueling night of kids and parents in Halloween costumes. Last year we had 10 kids come to our door. This year, Oh My! I couldn't even begin to count them! It was great! We definitely have a growing neighborhood.
I also had to provide my mom some computer tech support, which I never really like. But, it was quick and painless this time.
So, yeah! I was oh so very tired. I must be getting old, because I have been falling asleep by 9pm ever since my son has been so mobile. :) But again, something from the depths of my brain woke me up at 2am. It was hiding there, in the fog of sleep. But as I lay there trying to go back to sleep it started to clear and come to the front, nagging at me trying to get me to write it all down. I finally realized that I couldn't let this pass me by. Remembering past experiences with such idea/story writing, I know I would never have remembered this story when I woke in the morning. I had to get up and write it. My brain was just too active for me to sleep. So, I realized, that it was the first day of PiBoIdMo and was happy I wrote this down.
Do any of you suffer from an over active brain at the most inopportune time?
And also, are there any groups out there where I can join to have critiques of my work read by peers?