I'm sure you're sick of hearing about it, but we're still a little sick over here. I took Paul to the pediatrician yesterday because he would not stop crying, and because people actually started commenting on it.
While picking up Maura from school--
other mom: "What's wrong? (indicating Paul's crying) Is he tired?"
me: "No, he's getting over a cold, and he's just been super fussy. He starts crying any time I'm more than 3 feet away from him."
other mom: "He needs to toughen up."
Thank you for your random comments. Thanks so much.
I was afraid Paul might have an ear infection or something. Nope. Just 3 giant molars breaking through & croup (poor baby), so...I will probably never sleep again...because it's all about me, right? If you're looking for someone to nominate for the Selfish Mom Awards, you know who to call.
In an effort to get the kids out in the fresh air, I've been taking them for walks in the morning. Usually, they go like this.
Morning walk from Kate on Vimeo.
Since our walks kept ending in tears, and they need fresh air, and I need to get outside (before I go crazy), I have continued the walks (despite the crying) and have turned them into interval jogs. If the babies start crying, I start running and somehow the shock of my
quick geriatric pace lulls their screaming.
Here's photographic evidence that they were happy when we returned home yesterday--
I was not as lucky today.
Did anyone else watch Black Swan? Mike & I watched it recently, and it was the only movie in the 16 years we have been together that I ever suspected he was scared.
He just kept things like,
"I don't know if I can keep watching this."
"Do you want me to turn this off?"
This is proof, in my humble opinion, that there is nothing scarier to a man than a crazy woman. Seriously.
Terrifying to men.
In lighter news, I know what I'm getting Mike for Father's Day...
...and Dwija taught me how to make poop on Facebook. I still can't get the robot to work though. Ugh.
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