Saturday, January 28, 2012

Positively Charged [2]

Okay, so I had meant to write up a little something between the first and second installments of my Positively Charged series, but oh well. Right now (literally at this moment) I'm battling Keats in an all out war to "Stay in your crib for naptime!" Anyone else going/gone through this? He figured out "how to get out of his crib" (read: launch himself out and really badly hurt himself) so we converted his crib into a toddler bed until we buy this gloriousness. We'll use his crib for Frida who is currently cosleeping with Birch and I. So... now there is an hour long (or longer) battle everyday. The last few days I've bucked up my resourcefulness and patience and have been very methodically taking away and giving back crib toys when he gets out of or stays in his crib. He loses one when he gets out and gets one back after a certain amount of time staying in (the duration of that varies based on his sleepiness level). We also go through this at night for bedtime. It is exhausting, but the new strategy seems to be helping. Oh, and he's defense pooping. I didn't even know that was possible until now.

Anyway, hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

  • Week #2 of Birch bringing home tulips from the farmer's market.
  • Delicious Thai chicken soup on blustery nights.
  • Nasal aspirators.
  • Watching chickens eat ridiculous amounts of insects all day long in the yard.
  • Lovely friends coming to visit during the week to spice things up around here!
  • Our washing machine and dryer. I love you.
  • The menagerie of birds that live on and visit the farm everyday (more on this later).
  • Our decision and ability to eat nearly exclusively organic and locally produced food.
  • Frida changing from a baby that cries all day to a baby that smiles all day.
  • These posts: 1. 2. 3. And 4.
  • Still haven't watched the last episode of Dexter (hopefully this weekend... it's time!)
  • Reconnecting with our dear friends, Mark and Stephanie! Congratulations on the purchase of your house!

1 comment:

  1. Care to share your Thai chicken soup recipe? I made this pho and it was amazing:

    Yay for smiling babies and washer/dryers! I hope the nap and bed time struggles ease up.

    My happiness right now is that I started working on the yard... cleared a patch of grass and scattered wildflower seeds (maybe not the right time? I don't know, crossing my fingers here). Also happy is that we have a zillion fat earthworms in our yard. Take care.