Thursday, November 8, 2007
A small view into Princess's world....
This week has been flying by. We are getting used to Little Man's new hours
and Princess has been sleeping by 10pm every night this week!
That is something of a record around here!!
She has also been up by 8:30 and ready to get dressed and do a bit
of "school" before Little Man arrives. She is happy to see him and enjoys
his company while he is here. I have to admit, this still surprises me.
She has always "loved" him, but I wasn't sure she would take so easily
to losing my undivided attention or sharing her stuff and home turf so readily.
I did move her Barbie Dream house into her room and brought some more
appropriate toys out to the living room for her to share with him.
I also put my rocking chair in front of the hallway to "block" him from going down the
hall and into the bedrooms. It really only serves as a "visual block", as he can easily walk around it, but it has been working.
I told her she can go to her room when she needs to get away from him or just wants to play with something
that would be a choking hazard for him. She hasn't actually done it yet.
She really enjoys entertaining him and "teaching him", and it has been nice. My big problem is getting her to leave him be for a bit of quiet time. I don't force him to sleep, but he has fallen asleep most days for at least a half hour,
usually she decides to lay next to him, and he "wakes up mysteriously and all on his own" within seconds.
lol She is looking forward to "teaching him" to finger paint and do all the other things she likes so much.
For my part, I'm trying to teach him to call his cup a cup and not a "babba" and to stop myself from "trying" to teach him too much too soon. This is harder with a "second" than I expected. It is fun to "re-live" some of the fun stuff of this age, and I must admit, I forgot how much I dislike changing "dirty" diapers.
Princess is drawing with her oil pastel crayons as I type and we will read and play a game of UNO
before Little Man arrives. I promised last night before bed that we would do it first thing, but upon awakening, she just "had to draw what was in her brain".
I will post a pic or two from the last couple days.
Princess loves using the cat climber as a "Puppet Theatre" .