Posts made in February, 2014

Babywearing at Disney World

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Diary of a Startup, Kid Stuff, Law Firm Website Development | 0 comments

We recently got back from a trip to Disney World. My littlest is almost 2, so she was “down” more than “up” this trip, but there was still a lot of times when she wanted up. When she was little, I carried her all the time, mostly in a wrap. When I took her to work  with me in my old office she would nap in the wrap, wake up and play in the wrap, then fall asleep in the wrap again. Those days are long gone. It’s kind of nice to work from home and be able to put her in her crib for a nap, but I also miss her being so little sometimes. She doesn’t fall asleep on my back very often any more, so this was probably the last time. She was worn out from a huge day and passed out at her usual bedtime, but we were still in Epcot. It doesn’t hurt that I love everything about this baby wrap. It’s Didymos Pink Wool India. I have it in Turquoise,...

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Such a difference in where we are starting from…

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in Diary of a Startup | 0 comments

Today someone cried because she was so happy that I knew the answer to her problem. To her, the problem was like an impossibly high mountain. To me, it was 2 minutes of my time on an issue that has come up countless times in the past with other people.  It’s hard to be lost in a complicated world.

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Vacation Planning

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Diary of a Startup, Kid Stuff | 0 comments

Our vacations usually mean that I have planned everything out in detail. Since we went to Disneyworld, I planned everything out in extreme detail. I have multiple spreadsheets. I always plan more than we can do, and “plan” that we’ll do about half of it. To me, it’s better than standing around not knowing what to do. We always have the dining plan because the character meals are a nice rest for all of us, and it’s better than waiting in line to see characters. Getting table service reservations is some sort of special type of craziness. This was our third trip to Disneyworld so it was much easier this time since we have been through it before. Since I plan everything out in detail, to keep us on schedule I have to get everyone moving in the morning or else we don’t get to the parks until lunch time, which means that by  the time we eat lunch and get all the kids to the potty breaks, the parks are at peak crowd level. This trip, I mostly managed to get us to the parks fairly early, and thanks for the new Fastpass+ my little girls got to see their favorite princesses without much wait. Except Anna and Elsa. There were no Fastpasses for them so I had to get to Epcot before rope drop and sprint for “Norway.” Then Jefe waited in line for over an hour so the girls could see them. Otherwise the wait would have been 3-4 hours to see Anna and Elsa. I love my girls, but we are not waiting in line 3-4 hours for anything. With Fastpass+, we barely waited at all. It was a big improvement for us over the old Fastpass system, where even with Fastpass we used to wait 15-30 minutes most of the time. I set up Fastpass+ for Belle’s Enchanted Tales twice (this is like the longest wait right now at the Magic Kingdom), and each time we waited only about 5-10 minutes. My kids were disappointed that we didn’t wait at Dumbo because of the playground they get to play in while they wait. We could have waited and let them play in the playground anyway, but I didn’t tell them that. We flew this time instead of driving, which meant we used the Disney buses all the time. They were fine since it’s the “value season” and the crowds were very low for Disney, but Disney buses with Sirenita at almost 2…well, she’s still all motor and no brains right now. It was a wrestling match each ride. Finally I wised up and started wrapping her for each bus ride, and then things were...

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Vacation timing

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Diary of a Startup | 0 comments

I am never planning a vacation during tax season again. What was I thinking? I am crazy busy right now. Everything started to hit before vacation, then during vacation I didn’t work very much but I knew everything that was coming in…then since day one of my return from vacation I have been scrambling to catch up. It’s nice, though, I like to be busy. I’ll just never plan a vacation during tax season again. This is one of those things that I didn’t notice all that much when I was an employee somewhere. For one thing, I was a “free lawyer” so people didn’t come to me seasonally because they weren’t worried about how they would pay me. I’d say I also had people to cover for me, but that wasn’t really true. Nobody else did my job, so I haven’t ever had that luxury. Going on vacation just means I cram more work into the surrounding weeks. On the plus side, I didn’t cook or clean for a week, and that was pretty nice....

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