Wow...this thread sure moves fast! Kate-mom, How scary! I refuse to run past houses that have biting dogs. My neighbor has two vicious(sp?) German Shepards, well three really, but only two that bite(one who has biten dh more than once), and I won't run that way unless I have my two dogs with me, and I have to add, I would be absolutely horrified if either dog bit someone, and would seriously have to consider putting them down(as hard and sad as that would be), in my experience, once dogs bite, they will bite again.
Poppy-from the perspective of someone who used to cut herself in high school, it seems like you are modeling and saying and doing and reading all the right things. Does your ds have a counselor? I went through several terrible ones, but then I had one that really helped me change the way I thought about and consequently treated myself, and is still a family friend.
Shanti- What a hard time! Would it be possible to get together at parks or other neutral places for a while to avoid the stuff being ruined issue of your older dd, and maybe let the other mama cool off a little to get to the point where you might be able to discuss the problematic dynamic?
Are you remembering my running with eggs story?
About Karen, have you read Reviving Ophelia? Zoe just turned three, and I have such a hard time seeing the playground politics developing already.
On to running, I'm going out to do my long run when dh comes home. Although long for me is 4-6 miles
, short runs for some of you. I'm trying to just listen to my body and see how it feels, since I will most likely be running in this drizzly rain.
Okay, it just took me an hour to type all that with baby on lap.
Nora will only sleep on my lap these last few days due to huge top teeth coming in, and the clinginess that has set in from learning how to crawl away from me. I hate typing one handed!