Yay! It was finally nice today! An end to feeling grouchy about the weather. I can finally be truly sympathetic to those of you going through heat waves. But really, I was wearing a sweater and slippers and a scarf INDOORS two days ago. Brrr!
Abra - my DD hated baths. By the time she could play in the big tub by herself, she was OK with them, but they were always short and she has NEVER liked having her hair washed. Or her body. What helped the most was being no pressure about the washing - only 1 out of 4 baths ever got any washing involved, and she didn't even have baths all that often. She'll wash hair with only a mild hurricane now, which is a big improvement. But yes, we've had 30-40 minute recovery times after baths. No fun. It did get better as she got older.
AFM - I'm hobbling along without crutches now. I can make it to the park and to the bus, so I'm on my way to being back to normal. I'm still going to get a golf-cart ride in the airport when we go next week. Wish me luck - it's an 11-hour journey! And Oren is doing well, no more wheezing. He learned how to make kissy noises today, which was adorable. And he's crawling!
Oh, and I've never purchased a couch - I have always gotten free Craigslist couches.We were hard on furniture before having kids.