Every once in awhile I get blindsided by some incredibly obvious piece of information that was at arms length for my life but was never grasped. Typically it’s because of an assumption made on my part either relating to words or designs.
One such case popped up for me just this past weekend relating to the clothes pin.
The two holes in the clamping part of the clothes pin? THOSE ARE DESIGNED TO GO AROUND THE CLOTHESLINE! That way the pin will pinch the clothes and not the line!!!
I never started using clothes pins until now because we’re hanging up J.Atlas’ clothes to dry. And despite being Extremely familiar with the design of a clothes pin (ever since making clothes pin reindeer in 2nd grade) I never thought to question its design.
I love revelations like this.
JEN GOT ME PANDEMIC LEGACY FOR MY BIRTHDAY.
I’m extremely excited. We’ve reached out to one of our gaming friend couples, Kelly and Jay, who will be joining us on this adventure. It will undeniably be tricky to orchestrate play times with J.Atlas now in our lives. Coincidentally Kelly and Jay have their own newly arrived infant in their lives; so perhaps gameplay vacations will work out well for all. I spent a few hours of my weekend going through the accessible portions of the box contents – IT LOOKS AMAZING. Pandemic Legacy is serious business.
You may have noticed that my header stopped working recently. I reached out to my provider and learned that I had exceeded my allotted space according to my hosting contract. Well, rest easy my friends! I have upgraded!
Actually, I’ve started the process. I’m told it will take 3-5 days to get everything taken care of. I’m considering changing my theme at the same time because there are a few things I don’t like about the theme I’m using now – it works beautifully with preview images but most of my posts don’t have previews. So… there’s that.
This concludes our page update of the day.
Akrasia – the state of mind in which someone acts against their better judgment through weakness of will.
THIS IS SUCH A GOOD WORD.
Whether it’s going back for the second doughnut or hitting snooze, we all suffer through Akrasia. Except maybe Dad D. One of the things I admire most of my father is his seeming immunity to akrasia. He is visiting us this weekend and I expect nothing but massively productive, adventurous times driven by the will of a force of nature!
I’m pretty sure John Atlas is a normal baby. Most of his time is spent either sleeping, eating, or fussing. Still, it’s somewhat maddening as we constantly question the most appropriate behavior for every situation. The scenarios read like poorly designed logic word problems that have no solution:
It’s 7:00pm on Thursday and Johnathan has been awake for 2 hours. He looks tired, but if he goes to sleep he has a 50% chance of waking up right when his parents would like to go to sleep and then will likely to fuss all night. If he ate poorly at 6:30pm and hasn’t had a bath since Tuesday, will his parents be able to watch the new Game of Thrones episode on Sunday?
One frustrating part is that we have so few data points that trends haven’t yet developed. Here is his eating (red) and sleeping (blue) schedule since the pediatricians said we no longer had to wake him for feedings:
Please forgive the 30minute resolution here, I didn’t have the energy to go any deeper. In a general sense, it appears like he’s sleeping better at night with a couple long daytime naps; at best this is loosely accurate. Eh. It’ll come together eventually.
JAtlas is about a week old and, honestly, he’s been pretty chill. Jen has been an amazing mother and has aced the caregiver role. I’m not very useful beyond getting chores done and occasionally bringing food or beverage to Jen.
Here’s Mom & Dad D with JAtlas:
Jen and I are just about falling into a rhythm now. The nights are occasionally tough, but not at all what I had originally expected. Most of the time (day or night) he sleeps and his cries are only as long as it takes us to either feed him or clean him.
I’ve heard that this phase doesn’t last long and that weeks 6-8 can get really rough, but at least for now we’ve simply been enjoying the quiet cuteness.
Two important discoveries:
1. he can eat
2. he can sleep
Keep it up little buddy!
On 5-10-2016 at 12:52am was born Johnathan Atlas DiDonato!
7lbs 9oz, 20.75″ long.
Pictures to come. In the meantime we will be trying to keep the little guy
happy not unhappy.