2010 was a helluva year, one where our family spread out roots, having lived in our neighborhood for more than two years. Isaac and Emi were finally invited to birthday parties, we got to know all the pho restaurants within a few miles from our house, and we didn't have to change any of our basic information on our tax return! Isaac learned how to read, Emi learned how to talk like a human being, and we added two chickens to our family. All in all, I think we all grew stronger and more confident. Here is a list of the most notable stories from each month:
January: To think that this recent spate of rain was bad! Our neighborhood floods and I find solace in, of all things, palm trees.
February: A little chihuahua enters and exits our lives, and I still regret sending him home! Emi still asks where little Bito went. Darn doing the right thing all to heck!
March: The world loses one of its brightest spirits. Oh Renee, it still hurts each time I see something beautiful or funny, to not have you say something clever about it.
April: Emi earns her sassiness crown, and Isaac can't stop kissing a girl from his class. This all makes for one crazy-ass Mama.
May: Depression, aka the Black Dog, scratched at my door, wanting back in.
June: Summer in our household = veggie porn, bonfires, sports camp, and World Cup-inspired jingoism. Bossy little girls are always in season.
July: Flipping off airplanes while smoking a 2-year-old cigarette is an awesome hobby for a little ol' rebel like me.
August: I list my morning routine, where take care of all creatures, big and small, and seeing it all laid out that way helps me to realize I'm a freak.
September: Isaac and his literacy totally throw me off my game. Killing cones!!!
October: One family's trip to their neighborhood Target, aka raw, unadulterated crazy-making.
November: Emi's verbal antics catch the eye of one member of Tears for Fears!
December: Isaac apparently took Feminism 101 in utero and lectures me on gender stereotypes and self-identity.
I hope you and your loved ones have an awesome New Year's Eve, and I'll see you in 2011!