After two posts in a row confessing all kinds of interesting things about myself I thought you might like to know some stuff that is utterly boring:
Today I had my first ever massage. It was pretty good. It wasn't as fabulous as I was expecting, but that's probably because I went to a student clinic. They did manipulate my intestines, because I'd checked the box for "chronic constipation" under "medical issues you have a seen a doctor for". I think it helped, too. Getting totally naked for a guy who looks like he is seventeen was a lot easier than I thought. I just reminded myself that I've had two babies and that I've been to the proctologist, so this couldn't be quite so bad. It wasn't, especially because he was very good at the draping. So I decided that getting a massage was a much better reason to get naked for strangers than most of those other times in the past.
We also went and got Little Dude's picture taken this afternoon. I was a little nervous because the photographer really was as annoying in person as she had been on the phone. Thankfully the session went really well. Little Dude smiled charmingly; and they have eliminated the table and now take baby photos on the floor, which reduced my anxiety level a ton. When the photographer looked at me and said "have you ever done bathtub shots?", I smiled sweetly and said, "No thanks. We just want one pose for the package." She was nice enough to just stop right there and not make me take off Little Dude's clothes unnecessarily. I think she was also worn out by the family in front of us that had four small children. Unfortunately we came back to see our photos before the two large groups ahead of us had finished their deliberations, so we spent way too long sitting around the photo studio with two cranky children. And in the end we decided to buy one of their cute "enhanced" pictures on top of our package. So we spent some extra money, but it wasn't a lot. It was hard to resist: She had a picture of Little Dude smiling and holding a letter I, then in the enhancement she added the rest of the word "smile" around him. It was too cute. We'll scan it and put it on the kids' blog so you can tell us we weren't crazy to spend the money on it.