Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Change of Plans

We had a lot of fun stuff planned for this week but Isabella's cough has changed it all. This is our 2nd day stuck at home. And I hate staying home, I am used to venturing out in the mornings and keeping her entertained. Today, we missed a free movie at the library but I am sure I would have gotten lots of looks as she coughed and coughed and coughed. It has always been easier to do something outside our home because the house is filled with household chores that I hate to ignore, and of course the computer and internet are very distracting. So I have made it a point to spend quality time with her today. This eases the guilt of having spent a lot of time on the computer yesterday catching up on some work.

So far I made up a number recognition game with her Elmo Cards. Isabella has been counting to 10 for a while, so now we are working our way up to the number 20. It was only a few months ago, that we both laughed when she called "12" twoteen. Today, she seemed to get a bit frustrated or tired with our game, so perhaps we can continue this afternoon.

I have pushed her numerous times up and down our hallway on her tricycle that she cannot pedal yet. We then moved on to Legos and wonder if every mom finds a way to somehow end up counting, or talking about letters and sounds.

Thankfully she has stayed asleep long enough for me to write this.
The big question now is how much TV I will allow her watch after her nap so I can continue reading "Breaking Dawn" .... or fold laundry. Hopefully she will be in the mood for a project, which surprisingly she did not want to do yesterday.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

June 25

How can I be this patient? Inside I felt like screaming!! Isabella insisted (again) that she needed to bring her baby with us to the gym. She had to wrap her baby up in a blanket, which takes a very long time, then grabbed her purse and off to the car we go. Then, my patience was tested again, as she HAD to sit her baby next to her car seat with a seatbelt on. This whole process took forever, and all I wanted to do was get to the gym. Thankfully she did not want to step on the rocks on our way out or walk on the edge of the sidewalk. By then, I am sure I would have said something that would have caused her to say..."mommy don't be so mean to me"...Patience is a virtue!

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