Monday, March 1, 2010
I'm not feeling quite as sorry for myself right now. That's probably a good thing. I'm still pretty bummed out & really emotional though, plus still as helpless as ever, but I guess I'm just worn down from it.
Today was interesting to say the least. The kids haven't been sleeping well since we got back. Its probably b/c now our house is the unfamiliar instead of my mom's or Andrew's mom. Anyway, to help Andrew's mom stayed the night & most of the day today. She rocked both of the kids back to sleep in the middle of the night when they woke up. I'm glad she did it on the one hand, but on the other, had I been able, I'd have put them right back into bed after comforting them.
Simon is really having a hard time w/ authority right now. He pulls all kinds of tricks to squirm out of something he doesn't want to do... For instance, if he doesn't want to go to bed he'll grab his pants leg, pull it up, and say, "knee hurts." Some-how that's supposed to get your sympathy & prevent you from putting him to bed (at least for a while). If he knows he's skirting the line behavior-wise he'll look at you w/ those chocolate drop eyes & say "so tired." I think he's heard us excuse his behavior one too many times by saying he's tired. He has all kinds of tricks like that. He'll even use the 'so tired' one to get out of going to bed... He's obviously not thought that one all the way through.
Rachel is just a creature of habit at this point. Since my mom has been keeping her for quite a while (the whole 10 days we were gone & a few weeks before that), Rachel is used to mom's rhythms and such. Coming to our house is different from her 'usual' at this point. Since she's OCD like the rest of us, that makes her a bit unhappy. So we're working on transitioning back into our house (and arms) as soon as possible. Hopefully by the time I get my arms back (so to speak) the kiddos will be re-adjusted to me & Andrew instead of the grandparents.
So that's life right now. Hope everyone else is doing better than me! God bless & keep your chins up!