Saturday, June 7, 2008

sit and spin

I Love the sit and spin....I had one for years. Eventually the top part of it came off and I still played with it by standing on it and twisting. Lilianna has had this one for years but now Z is discovering the joy of spinning around and around until you fall over. He spins around in circles standing up too. It is really funny, he takes these awkward little steps around and around and then tilts his head to the side and tries to walk straight, falls over and laughs hysterically.
Z started at school last week - it is actually a mother's day out - he goes on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 2. He and L go to the same place now. Ironically, our first nanny is now teaching at the school and she is Z's teacher. On Thursday, his second day at school, he was bit by another kid. I was sooooo furious....not the way I wanted to welcome Zeb into group childcare/school. However, after talking to the teacher, I realized that Z is kind of a bully. He is smaller than the other kids a litte bit, but the boy loves food and is totally rolling the other kids for their fruit at lunch. He has to sit by the teacher at lunch time so she can protect the other kids from him. I was concerned for about 5 minutes that it was the manifestation of food issues you read about in post institutionalized kids....but seriously, I think that Z just likes to eat. He will refuse food now if he is full and sometimes just doesn't feel like eating or only wants to eat certain things.
Keith and O are out of town this week at a boy scout camp in New Mexico. My parents came into town to help with the kids since I am drowning at work - I am in the SICU this month and it is a little time consuming. I have been teasing Keith for months (since he told me he was leaving me alone with Z and L for a week while I was in the SICU and 29 weeks pregnant) that I was going to have the baby while he was the clock starts now. I have one week to make good on my threats! I hope they have a good time, but I am still somewhat resentfull at the timing - I can admit it. There really couldn't have been a worse time for him to leave me alone - except maybe in August when Bingo really is due. I suppose with lots of therapy I will forgive him...haha. I am probably just resentfull that I have to take the garbage out on Tuesday - although I think Keith and I both know I am going to forget to do it!
My parents did come into town yesterday and are taking the kids to my sisters house in Cincinatti on Monday for the week so I am going to be all alone all week. It has been a long time since I have been alone. Party at my house...haha. Lilianna is really looking forward to seeing her cousin - it has been a year since she has seen them and she is very, very excited. It has been several months since she has seen my parents so she has been really, really excited about that. She loooooves my dad so much. We lived with them for probably as long as she can remember and it was soooo hard for her when we moved away from them. It may have actually been harder on my dad - he is such a softee!
I have been a little bit worried at how Z will do away from mom and dad for 5 days....especially dad...he is kind of a daddy's boy. He is doing really good with my parents though. I think it helps that L is sooo good with him and has been showing him "how to play with poppy".
Rambling in a post-call haze!
Congratulations to Suzanne who will soon be on her way to meet her new pumpkin! Parenting is soooo much fun!


Suzanne said...

Have a blast on your week off. Michelle! If I weren't heading to Kyrg tomorrow, I would totally come party with you!


Brand New Mama said...

I can totally relate to the school issues - except one thing...JJ is the biter. We have tried everything and cannot figure a way to curb it. Luckily, he hasn't bitten anyone at school yet, but I have heard stories from friends about being asked not to come back to school until the biting phase is over.

Shannon said...

E's been bit at school more times that I can count! He's half the size of all the other boys in his class (and yes, his class is all boys except for one poor little girl). Almost every day he comes home with another new survival tactic (hitting, pinching, throwing things, ect.) By Monday morning each week we have him back to his sweet, normal self and by Tuesday night he's in "school mode" again.

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