In the worst moments, it has looked different. But I don't have any pictures to show you. Sorry! That’s just how the Internet works.
Or, put another way by writer Eva Saulitis in her fantastic essay, "When No One is Watching" from the August issue of The Sun magazine:
"This morning someone posted a video on Facebook of two young women salsa dancing. They were sexy and completely at home in their bodies. Before I saw those dancers, I'd thought I was over being called "sir," had added it to my collection of peculiar cancer anecdotes. But the video unsettled me. I'm a self-conscious dancer. I've never inhabited my body in that fashion. I wouldn't say I'm nostalgic for my twenties—I like being fifty-two—but I was envious of those women's relationships to their bodies, of the easy way they moved together, of the way their dance communicated a message people want to hear: life, not death."
This is also why our Teddy Ages 0-1 video now has over 1 million views. (This is also why we're having another baby!) (And maybe explains why, on a whim, I checked out a Danielle Steele novel from the library?) (It's a digital copy, which makes it somewhat less embarrassing, I think.)
Though I don't have any new recipes to share today, the good news is that I have been doing some cooking. In fact, Matt and I are now working with the website mom.me. In the next few weeks, I hope to share with you the inaugural episode of our new cooking show: "In the Kitchen with Amelia and Teddy." A goal of the show is to highlight recipes that we actually make on a regular basis. Thus, the first episode is pizza. I would also love to do an episode on picking up takeout from Pine & Crane, the most delicious Taiwanese-Chinese food you will ever eat—ever!
writing class in our living room and Matt and Teddy go to the zoo.) Teddy is 19-months-old now and his language is exploding, so it's been a lot of fun/ amazing to hear all about the animals he saw. (He's mostly obsessed with the lions.) (Matt is showing his true colors as a complete and total softy, purchasing Teddy both a stuffed lion and a stuffed monkey at the zoo's gift shop.)
OK, time to pack. See you soon!