the IT city, the I.T. Baby


15 day streak ended, and the terrible twos begin

I really haven’t been doing much with theITbaby the past couple of months. The Pocketables move and work have consumed my time, and I’ve been working on getting theITbaby rehomed so I don’t have to deal with the server issues that are starting to pop up.

Along this time I’ve been dealing with Maggie’s meltdowns which in terms of over-the-top ones ended 16 days ago and perhaps reappeared at school yesterday. It’s been an unnerving break from a rather routine daily explosion of ridiculousness. Not sure how long it’ll last and that’s becoming a source of stress for me.

The two year old finally has been acting like a Twonager. Mine, no, and “play with me” seem to have replaced every word she seemed to know about two months ago. Even at her worst however it’s still like a completely different experience than I’m used to with the first.

We toured a school yesterday, I think the 5yo is going to head that way and I started trying to explain what her current school was like and it sounded fake. Music blasting from the parking lot, cars that smell like weed, someone saying “motherfucker,” in the parking lot has become a bingo game, top it off with being very close to a large shooting range and you’ve got something that sounds like I’m making it up.

Very strange experience to see kids learning, only one or two out of several hundred seeming sad. That’s not been the experience with her current school. Think the surrounding may be getting to her, but then again she was an exploding baby also so maybe not.

Strange days. Reminded very much of why I was homeschooled sometimes.

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.