I have to report some Ella hilarity. The other day, she's walking around talking on her cell phone, having a very involved conversation. (I have an old cell that was replaced and long out of service, and so I took the battery out and she plays with it sometimes.) I was working in the kitchen and she comes over to me and says something like, "Mommy, say something. Shhhh!" So I said, "Shhhh!" and she got very upset and said, "No, you talk, and *I* say "shhhhh"!!" I'm like, "you want me to talk so you can tell me to shush?" and she says, "yes!" So that's the new game--she wants me to talk loudly when she's on the phone and then she puts her finger to her lips and tells me, "shhhh, I'm on the phone." Me: "oh, I'm sorry, was I talking too loud and interrupting when you were on the phone?" Her: "Yes." Me: "oh, I'm sorry, I'll be quieter.
I guess I must shush her on the phone more than I realize!!!
I'm having a bit of a down day here. I should really go grocery shopping and pick up a few items but I'm tired and I don't feel very motivated and I have a headache that I've had all night since bedtime. Ella and I both have somewhat stuffy noses, and her eye is a little runny/sticky and she's been pooping a ton and it's been a weird day-glow green color. She isn't acting like it's bothering her except for wiping her eye and asking for help blowing her nose, but I hope she's not actually getting sick. I swear, winter plus preschool is just killing us. We've been sick more than not these days.
I've been working a lot on our finances here lately, so that's a major preoccupation here. I've mostly taken over keeping the checkbook and recording expenses, doing the budget, etc. I'm glad because we're getting (back) on the right track, but it's very much a hot button issue around here for me and DH and it's hard to communicate effectively about money together. I swear that sometimes it's like we speak different languages--which might be in fact because we do have different native languages, even though he's spoken English from an early age too. Sigh.
I'd better get going, Ella is here requesting cheese. Although she really wants "num-nums" but that's not happening until naptime so she's settling for another food. She is driving me crazy with pinching and grabbing my breasts a lot, I am seriously just wanting to be done with nursing and get some sort of suit of armor so she leaves my nipples the heck alone! I'm trying to cut down on times and situations she nurses and help her develop some other ways of dealing besides wanting to nurse. She really is attached to it, though, so it's hard for me to just cut her off.