Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Dear Coffee,

How I love you, old friend! We've been through everything together. Painful mornings, long nights, road trips, lazy afternoons, grand get-togethers with mutual friends...

Sadly, though, each time we are together lately, I find myself quite upset by you. :(  Regrettably, I feel that we must take a break from one another. 

 I think it's only fair to inform you that I've been spending more and more time with your sister, Decaf.  I enjoy her company much as I used to enjoy yours. She's a bit of a snooze, yes, but she doesn't leave me feeling jittery and exhausted.

I hope that someday soon we can reconnect without any hard feelings. 

Love always, 

Friday, April 16, 2010

Big Boy Bed

Last night, Oliver slept in his own little bed the whole night through. Many thanks to my dear friends for your words of encouragement when David was helping him fall asleep! I hid outside for about 30 minutes, humming to myself to drown out his crying.  Turns out, I was overreacting a bit. ;) Olly only wimpered for a minute or two then fell fast asleep, so David tells me. When he got up this morning with his big brothers, he was in a happy mood.  Didn't run to me screaming as I expected he would, but was glad to see me. :)

I'm not sure how to feel about this. While it was nice having our bed to ourselves last night, it was quite lonely too. I snuggled Oliver's teddy bear instead of him. :(  It could be that this was just a fluke, as well.  He's been kinda clingy today; he may not be quite ready to sleep without me and his daddy.  And I'm ok with that.  But we'll see how it goes.  His brothers are spending the night at their grandma's house, and I anticipate that he'll be too lonely and scared to sleep in the kids' room by himself. We're going to try again though.  Well, David will try again, that is.  Olly won't just fall asleep for me like he does for David; he still needs to nurse to sleep if I'm around.  I don't fit in a toddler bed!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Window

So there's this cute little window between my kitchen and dining room. It's adorable and I love it! BUT it's just the right size for a certain small boy to climb through.  At first, he'd climb up on a chair and watch me through it while I worked. That was perfect! He kept me company, but was out of the way. Now he's discovered how to climb up and through the little window right onto the counter.  He broke one of my favorite cups that was hanging in his way yesterday. :( And I don't know how to keep him on the other side of the wall anymore! :P I suppose I could just put my cups somewhere else, and I don't REALLY mind him on the counter, but he wants to "help" now too and can't keep his hands off of things! Anyone have any ideas?  *exasperated!*