Tuesday, Oct 28 2008
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Stealing a second from other things to jot a few notes.
One – I think Ellen is saying “doggie” in addition to “Daddy” when she says, “Da! Da!” She is motoring around like no body’s business – we have to keep the floors very clean because she will find the one leaf stem tracked in from outside and eat it. Ditto dust bunnies. Ditto rug shedding. Yuck. Her facial expressions are hilarious, though, when she puts these prizes into her mouth.
She’s been sick the last few days. We’d had a saga/drama with constipation with her. Suffice it to say, I can add “manual deconstipator” to my list of superior mothering skills (which consists, so far, of nail-cutter-extraordinaire and tamtrum-outlaster-master).
She’s been very whiny lately – and I’m not complaining when I say that –just noting it. I’m sure part of it is the constipation, part of it is the fever, but I think either there is more going on with her, or she is just “in the habit” of whining now. Makes me feel badly for her to be so unimpressed with life in general.
I’ve been pretending with myself that I am not allowed to mentally or verbally complain about anything the kids do or don’t do, and it is helping my over-all and minute-to-minute attitude tremendously. Steve does this naturally, but I have to work at it.
Will’s birthday party is coming up. I’m looking forward to him having fun. Chuck E Cheese, thank you very much.
Will was Mickey Mouse for a Halloween evening at the Children’s Museum this weekend. We had a good time. However, I was greatly confused by the multiple times that adults assumed Will was a girl that evening. I can’t figure out why they would think that. It doesn’t bother me, really, but I just couldn’t figure it out. Steve says its because without boy clothes on, Will has a gentle sparkle in his eye that most boys don’t have. He may be right.
Still on my plateau weight-wise, although measurements are moving, and I’m wearing smaller clothing. Granted, today’s size 6 is NOT 5 years ago’s size 6, but I’ll take it.
More later or tomorrow.