I've had a string of passionate controversial posts these past two weeks,
and I think it's time to move on
and get back to what really matters:
complaining about my children and drinking wine
I would like to thank those of you who commented,
as every comment was reasonable, well-thought out,
and very helpful in guiding me through my freak-outs.
Well, of course there was one "wtf?!?!" anonymous comment
(those kind of comments are always anonymous, after all),
but one stray seagull doesn't phase me.
(In case you are wondering, a "seagull" is a random person or group of persons who swoop in and shit all over the place.)
Let me get back to some of the important aspects of life.
2. Oliver has decided to not nap for more than 45 minutes.
Let me say that again...
It used to be that I could put him in the swing
and he'd nap for 1.5-2 hours and
I'd become the most productive person on the face of the planet.
But now... 45 minutes.
I can't do JACK in 45 minutes
(except, of course, make Amanda's muffins, lol)
I really need to just crib-train him already.
He sleeps in his crib for 8-10 hours a night so really,
it shouldn't be that bad.
I tried crib naps last month,
but he only did 45 minutes so I abandoned it.
But if he's only doing 45 minutes in the swing...
about time huh?
3. Oliver is getting addicted to his pacifier
and I am 25% terrified and 75% HALLELUJAH
because having a child with a plug is a magical thing.
Aaron never took a pacifier so I have zero experience on pacifier weaning.
I swear I won't be the mom who has a 3-year-old with a pacifier,
but I've also sworn other things before and HAHAHAHA.
Like: "I swear I will never use the TV to babysit my child."
4. On a totally different note,
I'm running more and eating healthier again
(something I resolved to do back in September,
and finally getting to it now),
and I can see the improvement in my mood.
I have more energy and generally feel better about life
(which you would have NO IDEA based on these last two weeks' of posting,
so just imagine how much worse they would have been if I wasn't eating healthy and exercising!)
5. Probably related to the above,
my anxiety is getting better.
Adam has ceased his
stint of INSANE hours
(like 3am insane)
which means I'm not lying awake at 2am convinced someone is going to break into our house.
Additionally, we got a security system which definitely doesn't fix it,
but certainly helps it.
And that's about it for now.
We'll call that my "Five on Friday"
as though I designed it that way