Feb. 29th, 2016

Leap day!

Feb. 29th, 2016 04:28 pm
thanate: (bluehair)
Part of the Megatherium's third birthday presents included refiguring her crib so that the front is open and she can get out of it by herself. (She opted to keep the crib walls, rather than swapping to a Hello Kitty plastic toddler bed, so that the absurd quantities of stuffed animals she keeps in there wouldn't fall out.) She's doing quite well with not hopping up when she's supposed to be sleeping, and has mostly been napping, too. (The new rule is that she's got to stay in bed-- realistically in her room-- for the duration of whatever CD she picks.) But yesterday morning she turned up in my bed at about 7:30 (ten minutes after grauwulf went downstairs) with Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel in tow, demanding that I wake up and read it. This morning she crawled in between us around 6:30.

Mike Mulligan is the latest CD craze; after eight or nine months of Sandra Boynton CDs, she just got an audiobook one that has Mike Mulligan twice (once with steam whistle page turn cues, one without) followed by Katy and the Big Snow, followed by the trolley one I didn't know existed before. So it's a reasonable Mommy-gets-a-break length even if she doesn't nap, but now she wants us to read her about Mike Mulligan last thing before bedtime and first thing in the morning, too. I've put holds on Katy, & the little house one, and the trolley, and something about an engine that runs off without it's train, (the first two I like better, & the second two I don't think I've read) so perhaps there will be some variety.

But in any case, my plans for 6:30 in the morning did not include being crawled over by a book-carrying toddler (and subsequently also the cat.) And then we went to the zoo, where we walked around in the windy 60-degree sun for several hours, saw all the things, and I actually sold the Megatherium on going up to another little girl and introducing herself instead of running after her and wondering why she wasn't making friends. Progress, of a sort. The other child's mother said they just got a membership, so perhaps we'll even see her again.

Meanwhile, I have been wandering around fuzzy-headed and feeling the need for better calibration as to whether I'm out of focus because I used it all, because my chemistry is out of alignment (which comes in several causal flavors), or just because I'm out of practice and need to do the "just do the thing" thing. There have been moments when I had that at least partly figured out, but this month doesn't seem to have included any of them.

Leap day!

Feb. 29th, 2016 04:28 pm
thanate: (bluehair)
Part of the Megatherium's third birthday presents included refiguring her crib so that the front is open and she can get out of it by herself. (She opted to keep the crib walls, rather than swapping to a Hello Kitty plastic toddler bed, so that the absurd quantities of stuffed animals she keeps in there wouldn't fall out.) She's doing quite well with not hopping up when she's supposed to be sleeping, and has mostly been napping, too. (The new rule is that she's got to stay in bed-- realistically in her room-- for the duration of whatever CD she picks.) But yesterday morning she turned up in my bed at about 7:30 (ten minutes after grauwulf went downstairs) with Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel in tow, demanding that I wake up and read it. This morning she crawled in between us around 6:30.

Mike Mulligan is the latest CD craze; after eight or nine months of Sandra Boynton CDs, she just got an audiobook one that has Mike Mulligan twice (once with steam whistle page turn cues, one without) followed by Katy and the Big Snow, followed by the trolley one I didn't know existed before. So it's a reasonable Mommy-gets-a-break length even if she doesn't nap, but now she wants us to read her about Mike Mulligan last thing before bedtime and first thing in the morning, too. I've put holds on Katy, & the little house one, and the trolley, and something about an engine that runs off without it's train, (the first two I like better, & the second two I don't think I've read) so perhaps there will be some variety.

But in any case, my plans for 6:30 in the morning did not include being crawled over by a book-carrying toddler (and subsequently also the cat.) And then we went to the zoo, where we walked around in the windy 60-degree sun for several hours, saw all the things, and I actually sold the Megatherium on going up to another little girl and introducing herself instead of running after her and wondering why she wasn't making friends. Progress, of a sort. The other child's mother said they just got a membership, so perhaps we'll even see her again.

Meanwhile, I have been wandering around fuzzy-headed and feeling the need for better calibration as to whether I'm out of focus because I used it all, because my chemistry is out of alignment (which comes in several causal flavors), or just because I'm out of practice and need to do the "just do the thing" thing. There have been moments when I had that at least partly figured out, but this month doesn't seem to have included any of them.

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