hi mamajammas i'm hooooome. it was so stinkin nice down in cali i called doug and told him i wasn't coming home until JUNE when it would possibly be warm in portland. it was luverly and sunny and we wore *gasp* tshirts outside the house without coats. oh the BLISSSSSS! and i just love the bay area. looooooove it. i realize now how much time i spent there in college and boy was that a long time ago. i also love old friends
sorry lisa i should have PMd you my cell before i left. but checking in now i see you were deathly ill and were probably recuperating all weekend! yikes - that sounds like a scary sickness.
fernie - great news from kaiser
renae - i have a tv-obsessed kiddo here too (one of those self-inflicted things where i let it get to this point). i put the kitchen timer on if i can tell it is going to be tricky to turn the tube off. pick your time limit and explain it and then stick with it come hell or high water. after a tantrum or 2 he'll get the picture. if we have nothing going on i usually let isaac watch and hour and a half in a day. that sounds horrible. i wish it were a half hour max but it isn't. he gets to pick one movie or it is like 3 shows (not usually all at once). well on school days he usually gets a half hour in the morning while i shower so it is less. but if we are home and i am trying to answer work emails or whatever....it is frequently tv time.
elsanne - oh mama. shopping for dishes in a market with 2 kiddos in tow on cobbled streets sounds like enough to send me to the BRINK. starting with how do you even carry the dishes when your arms are full!!!???
i hope your 'groove' gets a little easier and well....more groovy. SOON! like TODAY!! one piece of advice i took to heart out of the pdx thread is 2 mamas expressed they enjoyed single parenting more than parenting in an unsupportive relationship. it kind of surprised me because you would think *some* help would be better than no help. but there's that whole expectation and getting let down thing which bites the big one. and i think if you really ARE a single mama you find other support resources. not sayin you should leave viet or whatever.....just sayin. i put it in my mental coffers in case i should find myself feeling unsupported in the future.
danile - i'm glad your boobage is ok.
ebin figured out how to crawl (jerkily) and popped out 2 more teeth yesterday.
ok. more to respond to but i should work and/or eat lunch. and i'll probably post again later