¿Por qué tan ansiosos? | Why so eager?

— This post was originally written in Spanish.  Scroll down for the English translation! —

render_anahuacfutYa de nuevo ha llegado el inicio de la temporada escolar.  Y como mi hijo ya está más grandecito (acaba de cumplir los 4), me parece que la gente nunca me deja de preguntar para cuando él va a entrar a la escuela.  Ahora es casi el único tema de conversación en los juegos del parque, y ojalá que algo más interesante pronto ocurra para que tengamos de qué más platicar aparte de su edad y a cuál preescolar estará asistiendo.

Los que realmente sí se me hacen interesantes son los asuntos del crecimiento social y intelectual de los niños; pero es un poco más difícil empezar a platicar sobre estas cosas ahí en el parque con los demás padres de familia.

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No, seriously, I R-E-A-L-L-Y don’t like coffee.

Here’s another churchsketch2sketch from church service this week.  There was no hot chocolate left at the coffee bar, so I took what I figured was the next best thing… and it made me nauseous.  That’s not to say it wouldn’t be pleasant for someone who enjoys coffee, but for the life of me I just could not handle it.






When I asked for a medium beverage, I didn’t realize what I meant to request was a super-super small

As I have grown older, I have started to spend less and less of my time doing things like watching TV or curling up to a good book.  It’s not that I don’t want to; I have issues sitting still without falling asleep.  So it’s nearly a miracle when I can sit through an entire movie and actually see the whole thing (for a while I kept wondering why I only remembered the first several minutes of various movies I’d watched with my husband).

And despite how much I enjoy attending church, and how interested I am in the topic of any given day, I struggle to stay awake during any service at any church.  A while back, I decided to pick up once again with a habit I had in high school with my favorite teachers (although back then it wasn’t because I would fall asleep, but rather because I never wanted to stop drawing something). Instead of relying on my friends and family to nudge me if my head starts bobbing, I have started to write and sketch during church service.  It may sound disrespectful, but it actually keeps me listening attentively.  I can take notes on strong points from the sermon that I want to remember while simultaneously maintaining my body and mind occupied with something else.  I have also decided to start saving my doodles and posting some of them for your (however minimal) amusement.  Today’s sketch is a quick response to our family visit to the movies this weekend (I had snacks, so I did make it through the whole movie!!)…

Hope you have a great week!