Kaspirant~ I'm so sorry about your colleague. What a terrible end to the school year
Amy & Spiritmomma~ Your kids in cribs are totally amazing me at this age- Neela's tries to climb out of everything. If she stops co-sleeping any time soon I think we're destined for a mattress on the floor. Both DH and I slept were early crib escapees, apparently, and slept on the floor at this age
: Congrats to you and your DH!
Fern~ Good luck with your move and enjoy your new home! I think you win the prize for most nomadic in our DDC- isn't this your third (or more?) move in the time we've been together?
I hope you can de-stress and get rid of your migraines soon
We're still on vacation at my MIL's. After having a terrific day travelling here, Neela spent a day and a half in toddler meltdown exhaustion mode. EVERYTHING was a total freak out and she wanted non-stop nursing. I was glad to have DH and MIL here to make meals, clean up, etc., since Neela would scream if I tried to do anything but look after her (and even sometimes when I did). I was reading along about Zen parenting and feeling very un-Zen at times
Yesterday and today I have my lovely child back again. She's still a ball of energy, but at least has good moments to compensate for the screaming ones. This morning she even told me "Neela has a poopy diaper", instead of screeching at the mention of either a diaper change or using the toilet.
And I think that we'll move ahead a bit with potty learning when we get home. She gets it, or at least peeing. She used the toilet all day when we were driving here- every time we stopped she and I would both use the toilet, and she didn't wet a diaper until late afternoon. My silly girl loooves strange washrooms- she will pee on any public toilet but just needs more encouragement or reminding to do it at home
Since diaper changes have become such a frustration for her, we'll see if offering to be out of diapers helps any...
Yesterday was a beautiful day and Neela has been swimming in the ocean and played at the waterpark. My MIL bought a used trike for her, and she's been working hard to figure out how to pedal it. I'm enjoying having a back yard to play in- our apartment has a big commons area/playground, but a fence back yard is a true luxury for me. I can sit and sew a little and let Neela wander around without having her run off into a parking lot! Her favourite word for a couple of weeks has been campagne, which is French for countryside. It's my favourite, too