hiya - long day here, but no floods
yup 7yo meltdowns are brutal. they last a long time and are so EMOTIONAL! Getting through them is just way harder. The 3yo (I gotta admit, beca at 2 was easy peasy. 3, though, was unbelievably hard) I could distract with a game, a walk, a toy, a new coloring book...this is WAAAAY more challenging. deep breath.
for the ferret... Laura
for the baby meltdown (sounded as bad as the one here, but less intelligable). And yes, I did get my 15 mins of peace and quiet. It was very refreshing (where's that Ahhhh smilie :LOL).
Orin has been SO tough to get to bed recently. Just too aware of life these days, I think. So tonight I actually used the crib. Also, not previously mentioned, he fell out of the bed last night (so count us in the club
) Dh and I were watching LOTR 3 and it was LOUD 'cause he's 1/2 deaf, and I'd asked to turn it down a couple of times, but it was the fight scene at the black gates of Mordor (for the other fanatics LOL) and I heard a little (oh, about 13 lb) thump and then that cry that says MOOOOOOOOOOOM so I flew upstairs and there he was, poor little fella. He'd pushed all the pillows right off the edge of the bed (did I just not hear him, or was he not crying...I'd like to think the latter) and just laying amongst them (but not on any of them) wailing and sputtering. Broke my heart, I tell ya. :cry:
Well, so tonight he's TOTALLY not going to sleep (though he's rubbing his eyes and cranky as heck) and I've nursed him, lain with him, rubbed his back, burped his back, rocked him, bounced him... just endless. So I finally put him in the crib and he cried and cried and I sang lullabys and kept my hand on him until he cio'd. My poor baby. I remember him having these spells in the early days, maybe like 2 wks? But not since then.
Karen - that's EXACTLY what I was thinking. What if I download the mp3 and then burn it to a CD (or however many it needs)? Just waiting to hear back from the people I think we might go with (Zdag, heard of them?). I sent them an email yesterday.
How's baby V? I hope she's uber-protein happy and not eating any more yuckies. Naughty kitty
Lisa - can't wait to hear the details of dh's bumblings and rumblings this weekend! Did you have to go up on the roof? I think we have super-powered baking powder. Everything I cook with it recently is rising like twice as much as normal. But they were sort of small pans. Hrmmm
Sheri - when dh and I moved when beca was about 10 months old, we hardly packed anything. The day before the move, our niece came over and helped with the kitchen. The day we moved everything went into big boxes filled with shredded paper from dh's work, and the rest into garbage bags and rather unceremoniously dumped into the corresponding room in the new place. It was interesting, to say the least. However, this last move I orchestrated very carefully and in the end everything was unceremoniously dumped into the corresponding room in the new place, so...
Ok, I told dh 10 mins and it's been 12. Peace and light to my mama friends!!! Andy