Last night I knew Ru-Jun was running on fumes when she got home. So I immediately got her dinner ready and put her meds there and told her to brush her teeth when she was done with all that. She did this for the most part but stayed away until ninish. Then she was showing signs of wanting to go to bed so I told her to go up to her room, change, go to the bathroom and settle in and wait for me. I was taking care of my usual stuff. Between 9:30 and 9:45 I went up to check on her because it had been quiet for a while. Asleep on the floor with pillows and animals and under a blanket. Perfect. If this could happen more often…
Tying shoes March 6, 2014
Ru-Jun, totally unpushed by us, has taught herself how to tie shoes. She can really do it. I couldn’t do that until 2nd grade.
I’m fine March 5, 2014
but low biorhythms or something right now. Everything is weighing. I can’t satisfy Ru-Jun’s needs. She really needs the sibling that she’ll never have.
It’s always there. The well-rested child is hungry and feeds herself well with decent food as expected, and behaves well. If sleep gets off, then the whole system goes off. The saving thing is that it can get back on track within a day if the right things happen. But it can go off track really easily and often does.
home decor March 3, 2014
The pictures and artwork we have hanging on the walls in the house is a work in progress and has always been. One of my resolutions this year is to gradually work on it. There is a lot to do. One of the major things will be to replace cheapy large frames for posters with, if not custom (too expensive) with semi-pricey large frames. This will take a while.
timelessness March 2, 2014
I’ve mentioned timelessness before in another context. Parenting a small child can have its own kind of timelessness. Certain things have to get done each morning and especially at night and it doesn’t really matter what specific time it is. Often things get pretty late. Paying attention to the clock is counterproductive. Just get it done and get to bed. Tomorrow is another day and things can reset. Even if there is an effect the next day, within a day or two it will smooth out and not matter.