Monday, October 30, 2006


Joey hasn't been feeling too good. He's gone back to napping. He wants a storytime in bed, but he doesn't want to sleep there. He wants to sleep on the couch, with Little Bear playing. Sometimes Andy sleeps too, but not today, he was up right on time. I wanted to have them carve pumpkins, but I don't know if that will work now. Maybe I'll have them each do one tomorrow, when I can deal with them one at a time anyway.

I haven't had any time to be creative for Halloween. They're going to be a Panda and Fireman, just like last year, because when am I going to make costumes? You'd think being home all the time, I'd have all the time in the world to do stuff, but...

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Four Weeks of Silence

Its been a long month.

In the good news front, Joey is enjoying Occupational Therapy. Jeanine is a fabulous therapist, and she really likes to sit down and thell me what they did and why they did it.

On the bad news front, we have a lot more spinning, a lot more door slamming, and a lot more grumpiness. Is he sick? Is he stressed? Do we have too many therapies now? Is school going OK? there is no way to know.

On the good news front, we are having more conversations. He can talk about school, what he did, what he ate for lunch, and what he likes and dislikes. He can talk about Little Bear episodes, and pretend to fly, and dance, and sing.

On the bad news front, we are having more tantrums over "mistakes" and spills, and he's been saying "oh, DAMN!" and "Godammit!" when he's upset.

On the good news front, he went to the pumpkin patch and seemed to enjoy himself and the other kids in his class. He;s very bossy!

On the bad news front, he's very bossy with Andy, who doesn't want to be bossed.

All in all, its nice to have some "normal" problems, but I could do without the increased behavioral issues.

I could also do with some time off. I took Allan out for his birthday. Woo-hoo, we had two hours all to ourselves. We had no idea what to say to each other. We had nothing but the boys to talk about. There was too much food served- we've gotten used to just eating whatever the boys are eating (why haven't I lost any weight???) We each had a drink. Mine cost eight bucks. Wowzers. Now we know why we don't do that anymore. And two hours later, we were back to screaming boys, trying to get them to go to sleep after being up and extra hour and half.