Due to illness, the Lo.Co was a bit remiss during the past work work on the blogging front. Here are a few notes to catch us up:

  • The CEO and I recently bought new office furniture for our employees, two small foam couches that fold out into sleepers. They’re easily transportable from room to room and the employees enjoy them immensely for playtime, movie watching, and book reading. Our company has been fortunate so far, between gifts and donations, to not have to purchase much for our employees, but every once in awhile we like to treat the company, and feel the couches were a worthy purchase.
  • N.Lo continues to talk up a storm, coming out with phrases that he has surely heard from his coworker—all garbled into one long word, but definitely discernable. This past week I swear I heard him say “Where arrre you?” and “I want to do it,” two things K.Lo says constantly. I wasn’t sure who was speaking, at first.
  • Productivity on the Night Shift is again difficult with K.Lo, who has renewed her resistance efforts. Mainly, she calls out to Management in the middle of a dead sleep (our dead sleep), requesting assistance with trivial tasks. Maddening. The CEO has stepped up an initiative where K.Lo loses an office supply for every inconsequential request, which we hope will have some positive effect (for us), long term. In the meantime, bah.
  • N.Lo has been “reading” books, again following his coworker’s lead. His seat of choice one evening was K.Lo’s princess couch.

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  • Also, N.Lo has been picking up on so many verbal and non-verbal cues, it’s hard to keep track. Lately, if you say, “Let’s go change your diaper,” he drops what he’s doing, toddles to his room, and pulls out a diaper (usually an overnight, but it’s a good try) and some wipes. Very occasionally, he’ll even lay down, and not kick and scream for the actual change.
  • After his nighttime changing, he immediately heads to the bathroom for teeth brushing. P1020617
  • He listens to the whining of his coworker and aims to appease her where Management will not. For instance, if K.Lo rattles on and on at 8 AM about wanting to eat gummies (fruit snacks—candy, basically), the Manager will deny said request, while N.Lo disappears to the kitchen and pulls out the whole box for her. It is perhaps time to replace the childproof lock on the cabinet, though his heart is in the right place.
  • K.Lo loves to use scissors, and it’s a good way to keep her quiet for half an hour or more. At present, she is making necklaces out of thin strips of coupon. They are divine.
  • N and K.Lo do make a good team. This morning, I took the employees for a walk in their new double stroller and inevitably at our furthest point out, K.Lo announced she needed to use the employee rest room. The poor employee was quite distressed while the Manager hurried the company home, and N.Lo at one point reached for K.Lo’s hand. K.Lo swatted him away at first, but I suggested that he was trying to make her feel better, so she took his hand again and stopped crying. Until she had an accident. But still, the gesture was very sweet.
  • And later, N.Lo rolled around on the kitchen floor, upset about one denied request or another, and K.Lo walked over to smooth his hair and offer a helping hand to get him back on his feet.

P1020579Two peas in a pod.

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  1. somebodys mom says:

    sigh.

  1. Erin Mc says:

    So, K. Lo has no problem sitting in the double stroller? Is that a recommended purchase? Just wondering...

  1. penelope says:

    She does like the double stroller, doesn't have a problem with it--should have bought one a year ago! Now... is there something you'd like to share with the class??? :)

  1. Erin Mc says:

    not yet...just in negotiations...

  1. penelope says:

    Negotiations, yay!
    Probably it's good you're still negotiating, what with the rodeo riding and all. ;) Heehee.

  1. Andria says:

    cuteness. love the updates (even if it takes me weeks to actually get over here to comment!)