How was it, and do you have any tips or comforting words?
I had to because my son came too fast. It was awkward and really painful at first, but so were the births with drugs. He, however, took less than 3 hours to come out, where as his sisters before him took 8-15 hours.
So, yeah, it seems to hurt more (not really), but it goes a hellavalot faster. Good luck!
Having to explain the death of a pet to a 4 year old is proving to be quite difficult.
Boots, the kitty cat, was found dead this morning at 5:30AM in the living room, next to the couch where Harley was sleeping. At first he just looked comfy, all sprawled out like he used to, but I looked closer to see that it didn’t appear he was breathing. So, I went to nudge him on his head in a petting sort of way to realize he was fairly stiff. Spent the first hour of my day crying and making coffee.
When it came time to tell Harley, I thought she was a sociopath or something. Her first question? “Can we get a new pet?” But, as the say went on, she started asking more questions, like, “When will Bootsie wake up?” and “Does he sleep at night time when he’s dead?” It’s awkward and shocking and it’s barely after noon.
…for 5 minutes. She gets out of her crib and all, and she decided to hide in the closet. Five adults, on five separate occasions went into the room calling her name, and not once did she say anything or giggle. I ran up and down so many stairs, thinking she snuck into the upstairs apartment, or into the backyard to play. Worst 5 minutes of my life, I tell you what.
I recently received a complimentary copy of a book from a publisher. It was about getting kids to eat without crying. I don’t know if they expected me to blog about it, but much of what I read in there was against my own methods/beliefs. I’m not naming the book because I don’t want to put the author down (after all, she is trying to get kids to eat well) or say that there aren’t many valid points, but I just don’t see what’s so awful about crying occasionally.
Of course, we don’t want our kids to cry. For one it grates on our nerves, but also we don’t like having our kids distressed. I just won’t give in to the cries over a dish just to make them stop. It sets a precedent—they’ll learn to cry to get out of things they don’t want to do or like, even if it’s good for them. I don’t try to make my kids cry (remember, I don’t like to hear it) but I just don’t avoid it. I want them to eat well. If they cry because they don’t like what they’re served without even trying it— well, sorry, that’s the meal and that’s what we’re eating. It’s not like I’m a hard ass all the time.
Carma's going to be my food buddy, I just know it.
She’s reading Eat This, Not That for Kids, and she’s going bananas talking about the different foods and how she wants this and that. She’s like that with my food magazines, too lol She wanted to bring one to bed one night for a bedtime story and to look at the pictures before she fell asleep.
The best I could give her was her yucky book, which is a “this food is yummy, that food is yucky” on the pages and it’s a baby eating various things. Spaghetti is yummy; Worms are yucky. That sort of thing. She fell asleep with it in her hands lol
Harley was just outside for a few hours, and now her eyes are red, watery, and she keeps rubbing them, even though she tells me that they don’t itch XD Poor thing. I can’t really sympathize because I don’t suffer from them, so I can only make her comfortable with some Benadryl!
I just found out that Carma can start Preschool this coming October!
If the child’s 3rd birthday is before Dec. 31st, they can start school when they are 2 years and 10 months. I’m thoroughly excited because she’ll have only missed a few weeks of school and can catch up pretty quick. I mean, they pretty much learn the same crap over and over, so even if she started in, like, March, she’d catch up within a couple of weeks, but still!
I have to talk to the director of the program and see if she can get a spot in the same classroom as Harley. Harley has to have another year in preschool before she can start Kindergarten, so they’ll be together, along with a few other kids in the class room ^.^
So, that’ll be both girls gone for 4 hours a day. That sounds awesome lol! I will have so much time to just clean without having to break to set them up. Sure, Logan will be home, but I can just stick him in the high chair with snacks or an age-appropriate activity and clean the kitchen. Or put him in the play pen while I vacuum or mop the floor or something. Easy peasy.
Make Outfits for the Week (and play outfits for after school/the weekends)
Harley has 2 weeks left of preschool, and I want to make sure that she has plenty of outfits ready to grab if we’re running late. I make outfits to hang up for both the girls regardless, but it just makes mornings easier. You don’t have to hunt down a top to match that top because it’s already paired up.
This is the second time in the past 4 days :( My poor baby. She’s hanging out with Daddy while I get her bed situated. Clean sheets, a bottle (not a baby bottle, a tummy tickler), and some Goldfish. We have a Diego movie going, too. Her appetite has been weird lately, too. I think I’ve talked about how she hasn’t been eating normal, so I hope that’s just a phase and not a symptom.