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Smelling the Roses

Smelling the Roses

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We woke this morning to find this snail climbing up the back door.

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The girls were fascinated. So was I.

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I spied this impressive spider web from my chair.

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Sophie went out with me to snap a photo of the web (I ended up going with a shot from inside because the light was better) and stopped to smell the flowers.

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Happy early-morning hair.

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I think I might have burned off a few calories and strengthened my leg muscles a bit doing leg-lifts while Ben was nursing. At any rate Sophie had fun.

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  • Is Bella toilet trained?  She is younger than my daughter was, but I had to deal with night wetness issues until puberty… hopefully you won’t. 

    My oldest would wander at night and occasionally get upset.  We eventually realized that she was looking for the bathroom.  Usually she would come into a room where the light was on; because of my husband’s work hours during those years, we were often up late.  I have distinct memories of her wandering into the room, walking in circles (literally!) and getting progressively more upset.  Once we directed her to the bathroom, she would do her business and go back to bed peacefully.  Could Bella’s night wanderings echo this sequence of events? 

  • The whole year between 3-4 really was the one I block out. Books, clothes, stories, everything had to be exactly right—whatever that was.

  • It’s a long time ago now but man, do I recall those days when ours were 2, and 3 and 4 – all at the same time! When I was a kid in the 70s there was a weekly radio program at the end of which Alen Spraggett would chime his famous line, “…and that, is a part of the unexplained.”

  • Funny you should mention that because she’s been up to go to the bathroom five times since we put her to bed tonight. Obsessing about needing to use the toilet because she’s had leaks recently. She’s toilet trained during the day but wears a pull-up at night and for naps.

    But I’m pretty sure her previous wakings were really about the pig, the pillow and the sock since as soon as we demonstrated those objects were present, she settled down and went to sleep.

  • “…and that, is a part of the unexplained.”

    Owen, I love it.

    Sound like we’re in for some fun times with our 3-year old!!!

  • Sounds like night terrors. Terrifying for the child and for Mom and Dad. They do subside and tend not to strike every child- thankfully!

  • The three-year-old here was crying in the hall last night outside the bathroom.  When I went (groggily) to investigate, it turned out the toilet paper was up out of reach.  And that she had a 101 fever.  Poor girl!

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