But I can't.
I have pictures of Ethan sitting up on his play mat, all "hell, I've been sitting for ages and ages!" and I have pictures of Ethan being totally ho-hum as we light the menorah (right in front of the...holiday tree). I have pictures of Ethan doing all kinds of adorable Ethan things. But alas, I cannot show them to you.
Husband, generous and loving soul that he is, got me a MacBook for Hannukah and as fabulous as it is supposed to be for blogs and pictures and all that, I cannot figure out how to find my pictures. I know, I know *hanging head in shame*. It is embarrassing to admit and I am only admitting it because it is almost 1am & I'm only partially aware that I'm even writing this post.
Tomorrow we leave for the frozen north for almost a week of running around visiting family & friends. My head is swimming with lists of things to pack, things to do and things to remember between now and when we leave. Whatever part of my brain isn't entirely occupied with this part-time OCD is stressing about how Ethan's going to deal with the flight. We are all sick right now; Husband and I fighting some funky sore throat/ear ache thing. It's fab. Ethan has an on again, off again fever and no other symptoms but the uber-fuss. I'm hoping it's teething--good god, I need some proof that there are indeed teeth in that child's head! With my luck, its a double ear infection and I am going to lose my place in line for "mother of the year" for not having rushed him to the pedi this week. In my defense, I have done that several times over the course of the past 7 months and each time they send me away with a pat on the head and a roll of the eyes. He's never sick. *shrug* I just don't know.
So wish us luck that the little man's ears don't explode on the plane and that he is happy just to nurse and snooze for the hour of the flight. And hopefully I won't get kicked off of any planes for breastfeeding. I will try not to offend any skittish flight attendents with my boobs. I promise.
And when we return, I will have pictures and the knowledge of how to freaking use them.
Happy Holidays, Internet!