A busy place the last few days!
Kate and Courtney - Exciting how close it's getting for both of you! I hope it's soon.
Sue - poor Maeve! I've never seen croup, but it sounds awful.
Starling - thanks for the audiobook ideas. I think K would love that. And it's nice to hear that my kid isn't the only one obsessed with letters and words right now. I was worried he's been watching too much of mom and dad typing on the computer.
Nilla - we've got a pretty solid bedtime routine here as well. Toothbrushing, pjs, then listen to a story from dad while in bed. His bed is in our room (since our whole house is our room), but he stays in it without problems. I'm not sure if that's because we really started pushing it before L was born, or because something just finally clicked with him.
AFM - We've been out of town for the last several days to the "big city" across the bay (about 6,000 people), giving some interviews, a presentation, and going to a science conference. And of course, doing about a million errands, shopping, doctors and dentist appointments along the way. I must say, traveling with a 3 year old is way easier than with a 1 year old. Katmai could understand our explanations of what was happening, didn't mind being watched by our friends when we had to do a presentation, mostly listened about what stuff he was allowed to use in other people's houses, and was interested in the new surroudings. Lituya, on the other hand, wanted to cling to me for the entire 4 days, and was generally fussy and unsettled.
So I think 3 is a pretty good age. That said, as soon as we got back home, we got back into the tantrums every time L touches anything K was playing with. Which happens often. Even more, since she's figured out she gets such a good reaction from it. That one I have no idea how to solve...