Monday, August 25, 2008

A Good Day For Reading

It's been raining off and on all day, but in a strange sort of way. The sky looks blue and clear, but then a stray cloud will pour on us for a minute, then move away. I much prefer constant storming/rain vs. this drizzling type.

This morning Corbin had his 2 month check up. He's 11 lbs 2.5 oz and 26 inches. Poor baby got his vaccines today and so I've let him sleep in the swing today instead of his bed. I think this has made the day much better than it would have been otherwise.

I just ordered a new book on Amazon - Merry Hall. It sounds very good! But we'll see. I wish I had a good book to curl up and read on a day like today, but my latest buys have been parenting books - not exactly the rainy day read I would like. Anyone have a good suggestion? I'm always up for a new(or old) book.

Hayden has been testing the boundaries today - which leaves me exhausted and at my wits end. He's in that difficult toddler stage where he doesn't talk much and understands only a little, yet has all the physical abilities and curiosity of an older toddler. Achieving any kind of discipline over tantrums and shrieking is a very long uphill battle. He is in the habit of shrieking whenever he wants something or doesn't like something. It's a very annoying habit - which I'm sure is even more shocking to non-parents when we're out. All my efforts to curb this behavior have failed. Has anyone else gone through this? Did you have any success in stopping it? Or do you just have to wait to grow out of it?

I didn't get as much done as I would have liked today. I've designated Monday as my cleaning day, but I only managed the laundry, a few (not all) dishes, and picking up the living and dining room. My bathrooms desperately need some attention - but I'm in no hurry to start cleaning toilets, ha!

And I think I'm getting the hang of Corbin's cries, I've narrowed them down into these categories:

1.) I'm hungry, please pass the boob.
2.) OH crap, these cheap Luv diapers have leaked again!
3.) Gas, gas, I have GAS!!
4.) This activity mat is boring.
5.) What the? Help! There's a 30 lb toddler SITTING on me!!! Momma!!


Robyn said...

I love that Evan is too young to know if I'm reading him his books or my books. I've been on a Lois Lowry and Mary Stewart kick lately... and Anne of Green Gables. And Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, which we're collecting for when Evan gets older. And speaking of books, let me know when you want to try that lapsit story time at the library. It's at 9:45 a.m. MTTh and 2 p.m M., and there's a toddler story time at 10:30 a.m. MTTh as well. Aaand, Evan is now waking up around 7 a.m., so if you ever want to go for an early morning walk, I'm game!

It All Started With a Kiss said...

Corbin's #5 cry made me laugh out loud!
Okay, after my post yesterday about toddlers, I wrote about them again today. :) We moms need to stick together!

Shelley said...

#3, definitely the funniest. OK and #1. haha..and #2 is just sad.

LeftyMama said...

That is such a great pics of your two handsome boys! Corbin is so happy and Hayden looks like he's saying, "Alright, Mom! Take the dang picture already!"