Monday, October 12, 2009

Lotta Stuff

Okay, I have a few things to share with you today...

First of all, I'm a sucker for kid art. I still have this on my fridge from when my niece gave it to me almost a year ago.

I've cleaned clutter off my fridge many times since then, but have never considered taking this down. So you could imagine how tickled I was today to find this in Morgan's cubby. They've done art work before, but it always hangs on the classroom bulletin board. So I was THRILLED today when this was available to take home!

Of course she didn't do this on her own. In fact, her teacher said all she wanted to do was eat the Crayon, so we know who did most of the work! Haha! But it still melted my heart!

I've enjoyed her being in this other room because instead of her daily report just saying how much she slept, pooped, and ate, I now see where she's exposed to colors, days of the week, shapes, numbers, and all that good stuff.

Also, remember when I told you she'd soon be on the daycare meal plan -- where she eats out of their lunchroom? Well, she starts tomorrow! (The kids in her room eat what the big kids eat -- but obviously in toddler form.) That means that I am officially done with making her food! I thought I'd be a little sad, but since she started on jarred baby food last week ("part-time"), it's made the transition a lot smoother. You guys know how much I enjoyed making her baby food, and I plan to do it for our next baby(ies), too. :)

Another thing new around here -- Morgan says "uh-ohhh!" Yesterday she and her daddy were exchanging what sounded like "uh-ohs," but I thought it was a little early for it, and that it was purely coincidental. Well, on the way home from the store today, she said it in the backseat. So I said it back to her. And then she said it back to me. And that went on for a while before I was convinced that my little girl was trying to say "uh-oh." It's not that clear -- it's more like "uh-ahah," but you can definitely tell what she's trying to say. Cute!

What's not so cute is that she throws fits now. I made that super-small because I'm actually a little embarrassed. Why? Not sure. I just know that I always sort of shook my head when I saw other folks' kids throw fits and said my kid would "NEVER" do that. Now, all of a sudden, my 10-month-old does it. And I'm probably making it a bigger deal than it really is -- but when I pick her up off the floor from playing at home, she gets mad and kick her legs and throws her head back. Who am I kidding? That's absolutely a fit. I'm not making it sound any worse than it really is. Luckily she doesn't do this in public (yet). So, yeah, I'm not so happy about this new little development and am trying to find out if it's normal, just a phase, or if I should be doing something about it. Parenthood!

As I was signing on today to update this blog, though, I ran across this article. It never fails that God puts something in your path to make you realize how blessed you are. This little girl had serious complications from swine flu and nearly lost her life. A four-year-old. And here I am complaining that my child throws fits. Thank you, Lord, for reminding me of the things that are really important in life.

So, in the spirit of protecting our children, please protect yourselves and others by washing your hands frequently, covering your mouth (with your sleeve) when you cough, and staying away from others when you're sick. I know we are losing this battle to swine flu (which usually isn't very serious), but we can fight the number of those infected.

Anywho, I hope everyone enjoyed their Monday! I did -- got my (seasonal) flu shot, went OUT for lunch with co-workers (a luxury for teachers whose "lunch hour" means eating cafeteria food and being sure kids behave themselves at the table, haha!), and bought cold-weather clothes for Morgan. Back to the grind tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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