Wednesday, November 25, 2009

From articulate to "NO!" in less than 24 hours

Yeah, that post in drafts? Still there. My free time is somewhere in Amsterdam right now having a swell time without me. But! I do have things to share.

Yesterday was my very first parent teacher conference! I say "my" because John couldn't make it. It's the end of the month during the busiest month of the year for title insurance, and he just couldn't skip out. So I went to face the music solo. I was excited, but also nervous. What if she was mean? Or picked on? Or pushy? Or a pushover? So much to worry about, and she's only four!

It turns out that I had very little to worry about. She is the most articulate student her teacher has ever had (what?) and she is a model for including others. Yay! She does cry or hover over people when they have something she wants, but that is apparently getting better. 99.5% great, and I will take it.

Then today happened. My girl has managed to wear herself out, and spent today yelling "NO!" and "I don't WANT TO!" and the like. She took a nap. I was ready to sit on her to get her to sleep, but she did it herself. That's saying a lot for a girl who detests sleep. She's a much pleasanter little munchkin right now.

B is rocking right now, too. She's 18.5 pounds, 26 inches long, teething like a bear and cute as a button! She's slowly starting to grow hair, which is coming in reddish, so she might be a red head like her sister. We're still not sleeping through the night, but that's OK.

I wish I could write more, but my attention is being demanded. I hope you have a great Tofurkey Day, and Holly Lynn, you enjoy those eats. They will never taste better!

Friday, November 20, 2009


It's been so looooong!

I'm still here, just hanging on by my fingernails. I have a post in drafts to finish up, you'll get it soon.