Originally Posted by midwestmeg
Becca; you are amazing. Can you teach me how to fit so much in my day and still be so cheerful?!
Ha! I've been going nuts! really and truly nuts. Yesterday almost gave me a breakdown - hauling my whole family up to Warm Springs (40 min away) in 2 cars to have dinner with my GFIL, which I had to cook before hand, plus all the stupid mortgage paperwork had me running around all day. And of course, who was responsible for cleaning up after dinner
: ? I was steamed. Clint did pitch in, but only after a very huffy comment under my breath.
I taught home ec today, which was really funny in an ironic way. And my folks took us out to dinner, leading me to a new conclusion: Until Robin is more verbal and will st in her high chair through dinner, I am no longer going to restaurants that don't have either a playground or a fenced in outside area.
There is no longer any joy in eating out - Clint and I race to finish and take turns - literally - taking RObin outside the restaurant to run and squeal. Tonight he put her in the backpack and walked outside with her until we ordered, then from the time we ordered until appetizers came (mmmm...samosa) and then again until the food came. SHe's such a crazy monkey, it's no fun any more. But if there's a contained area where she can play (like Jason's deli has), I'll do that. She was screeching with joy int he restaurant just to hear the echo.
Robin learned a new trick from my neice: RIng Around the ROsy. SHe grabs my hands (and somebody elses if they'll play too) and leans her head into the direction we're walking with this big open-mouth grin, and when we get to the "They all fall down" she sits down and laughs. It's so cute! I'm amazed that she gets it. CLint has also taught her "GO!" by saying "ready, set, GO!" and running on Go - so now she says "GO" and runs or, more likely, expects you to run. She loves tellingm y neice to go and amazingly my neice will do it.
THe beach was fun: RObin was absolutley fearless at getting in the water and climingo n the sand. Clint came for one day b/c he was going on a fishing trip 10 miles away (SIL andI planned our beach trip close to the boys' fishing trip so we might see them there) BIL drove in from New Orleans, where he's been working hurricane clean-up as a FEMA contractor, so I let him and SIL take the single room, meaning Robin and I bunked with SIL's sister, who hates me, and my nece. It kinda sucked b/c every time RObin woke up - which was lots b/c she got a cold - I had to leave the room, thus waking myself up all the way. One night I swear I was mostly up from 1-5. But it was the beach - I can't really complain.
The tough part is I was single-parenting for a week b/tw my travels and CLint's, and then as soon as we both got home, my folks came to visit. I need to return to normal, ya know? I need a day at home in our regular schedule.
Alright, I think I might watch an episode of Sex and the City and go to sleep (CLint borrowed the 6th season DVD set, and it's my new guilty pleasure) (except I can't really muster up any guilt)
Meg - sorry to hear about the nightweaning glitch. We were trying NCSS a few months ago, but it was like RObin became paranoid - she started really waking up and fussing when I'd break the latch. It made getting her down really tough and was very discouraging to me. If ever my parents leave, I'm going to try the nursing her and putting her to bed with DH approach when she wakes up at night. But I need the guest bed to sleep in...
Jilly - Sorry to hear your leader has turned on you. Glad the IL visit is done. Andrew sounds about the same size as my nephew, which is definitely solid but not fat!
Almameil - My nephew only has 5 teeth. He still is eating really soft foods and even (jarred) baby foods. WHat is Raney eating? SIl has me nervous about what he can eat - I'm giving RObin all people food at this point, except when I try to use up the tons of baby food I made in the freezer.
Jen - luv that ack-sent!
Wish me luck - there's another big yard sale I'm hitting tomorrow!