Rain? Is it raining?
Another big one something like 175 mm in some parts. Don't know how much we got here. And we already broke our May precip record a while back with another 100 mm storm.
Oh, and our wipers have been broken since the end of April, so we can't go anywhere.
3 opihi- does Violet ever startle with any kind of noise? You might want to get her checked out...
I know this is long past with the rest of you, but I'm wondering about making a mei tai style wrap from a bedsheet... I checked out mamatoto, but I know there are some other links as well... It came up the other day when I left my maya at my sis's. I'd like to have another carrier, esp some way to get her on my back.
We are getting some serious teeth here. Those white spots are probably calcium deposits on the gum. When teeth come in, they usually form a clear, straight line in the gum (I think we're getting a lower right centre tooth). We picked up hylands tabs last week, and they're working great for us, which is good cuz I wasn't as crunchy with dd1 and we went through several bottles of infant advil with her teething
yuck on the biting dogs and rude (still) mil's. Somedays I *wish* mine would ignore me!
I'm getting excited about my upcoming Pampered Chef party - I'm saving up for a bunch of stoneware, and we're having a mexican theme. :-)
I just checked out some new books. "Punished by Rewards" by Alfie Kohn (good but long) and Elizabeth Crary's "Love and Limits", which is short and concise but relies on rewards, consequences, and praise, but otherwise has some good stuff in it. It was listed in "Adventures in Tandem Nursing" so I thought I'd check it out.
This week is our Anniversary, but we can't go out like planned. For about half a year I was saying we were going to go to the city (where we lived until last Fall) to a mexican restaurant I like. Well, dd2 won't take a bottle, and since it's an hour and a half one way, we'd be gone for a long time. My consolation prize was a nice restaurant in our town, but we can't even afford that!
You know, tonight dh kinda upset me. I'm not sure how to bring it up, but I don't like the way he acted with dd1. She pooped her pants, and he got way more upset with her than I think is ok. It reminds me of a time when I was a bit older than her and I had an accident and I had to wash my own pants in the sink. Remembering how I felt then made me cry. I couldn't take over right away bc I was nursing dd2, but as soon as I could I traded.
I know poop stinks and no one likes to clean it up, but she's not even 3! He was giving her a hard time about the fact that she should have gone to the potty, it was all over her, it stunk, I mean his tone of voice wasn't always as harsh as it has been sometimes, but I was just sitting on the sofa crying, I tried to implore him to be gentler, but I just couldn't get the words. We've decided to take a laid back approach to swearing, but I hate it when he tells her to screw off, as he does sometimes, though *this was at a different time and had nothing to do with the potty*
I know I'm not always nice to her either, and I'm working on that, but that makes it hard to talk to him about it, I don't even know where to begin. I want him to read a couple parenting books, but he's not really interested in them...
ok vent over.