Monday, June 04, 2012
But, y'all have taught me something today, just do it! If I read a blog, I'm going to comment once in a while. I'm going to let the folks know I'm there. I don't think any of you who commented and introduced yourselves today are strange, I just think you're friendly and brave for comment. I figure other bloggers will feel the same, right? Why not? What do I have to lose?
So, thank you guys for coming out of the woodwork and saying hi. You've inspired me! :o)
In other news, we're having a bit of trouble around here. Lil is becoming very easily frustrated with her sister (classmates, parents, people in general) and is snapping out and growling out and other such behaviors that aren't necessarily appropriate to the location. I know part of it is Ellie really is frustrating to Lil (I know I would be frustrated if someone was biting and hitting me and pulling my hair), and part of it is exhaustion. The child is still having a miserable time falling asleep (same routine every. single. night. and she fights sleep) and then is wide awake at 7 no matter what. When she's uber tired she's more likely to lash out (it's NEVER physical).
Swimming has definitely thrown a spanner in our evening routine. Whereas before we'd be having a bath at 6:45, now she's just getting in and we're having supper. My routine is off so the family's routine is off and we're trying to find our way. The most frustrating part about it is by the time we're settled into a new routine, it'll be summer and swimming will be at 8:00 instead of 5:45 so we'll be getting into a new groove. Oh well.
Meanwhile, Ellie has decided she's a runner. She thinks it's a fun game to run away from me and races towards streets and parking lots. Two times today I've had to chase after her, calling out "STOP!!" and "NO!!!" and she just keeps going. She's scared me to death and I'm trying to figure out the best way to correct this.
Honestly, no two kids are ever the same, are they? Just when you've got one figured out and think to yourself (rather smugly), "Excellent. I can do this when so-and-so does it." Only so-and-so never does it, do they? ARGH! Instead, they find some other way to stress you out. Kids. Never a dull moment.
1. A lovely conversation with Lil's teacher this evening. T's tragedy has folks thinking of us as well and checking on us.
2. Low humidity. Ahhh.
3. Hearing Lil's enthusiasm and excitement about her trip with B.
4. TJ's. That's all. Love 'em.
5. Chatting with Dani this afternoon. I LOVE catching up! :o)