Tuesday, February 24, 2009

try, try, try

Sir O's static-filled hair after spending a good portion of the morning with his head under 3+ blankets

Determined to avoid a repeat of yesterday's entropy, I decided today would be fun.
Sometimes you have to be flexible with your fun.

What worked today: we had a dance party. Since Sir O has decided that all forms of conspicuous exercise are of the devil, and we know how well going for walks works out, it's the only way I've found to get my heart rate up and my joints loosened. The great thing about dancing with toddlers is that they have no idea how pathetic your Rockette kicks are. Pat Benetar and ABBA were especially popular, as were all the lifts I remembered from my dancing days. Around the World goes Sir O.

Dance party was followed up by a spontaneous"picnic". That was Sir O's idea. He's caught on to imaginary eating and drinking and thinks it's great fun. Luckily the Captain was willing to sleep in his bouncy chair for large portions of this, and I managed to keep Sir O engaged and distracted enough to keep the Captain from getting slugged.

The day is only half over, but I think I can safely say it's going to be an improvement on yesterday's hopelessness.

And on a random note, with potty-training hanging eminently before us, I'm going to miss this:

I'm not sure why.

5 comments:

...life, the way of the hummingbird said...

hey you ... sounds like you are doing much better than you think.
i spotted the little lion i sent for sir O ... happy to see that the package arrived ... hope you liked the goodies and that they brightened your day

The Perry Family said...

Believe it or not, you are doing a great job! We all have those, "save me mom!" moments. It gets better. Having a second one was the same way for us. Soon enough, it'll get better.

Katie May said...

How fun! I love days like those!

And as far as that diaper bum goes, I didn't realize until this past week now that I'm missing it myself! I thought it was odd until you mentioned it! ....gotta love blogs

Sarah K. said...

Sounds like a fun day for Sir O - great job! And hey imaginary eating and drinking doesn't undo the workout from the dance party ;)

hairyshoefairy said...

I love dance parties like that. Unfortunately I think Peanut may be picking up my awful dance moves and will some day be humiliated when she pulls them out at a real dance someday.

Even after a month and a half I still think it's a bit strange to pick up my daughter, tuck my arm under her bottom, and feel a boney butt instead of a squishy diaper.

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