Friday, March 28, 2008

Sad and Regretful

Finding out that your baby actually has not just a ridiculously persistent cold, but a SINUS INFECTION, just like you had--remember? those ten days when you were in constant agony?--is just the thing for making you feel very, very guilty for being so impatient and short-tempered with her during her nonstop crying and whining and "MAMA!"- screaming all week long. Insert very sad face here.

6 comments:

Mom said...

Mom is here to say she is sorry too about Genna Rose, but she will improve quickly now with medicine (I hope) AND you have my word that you can let the girls watch PBS for an hour or even two every single day and it will not poison their little minds or turn their brains to mush. You turned out pretty well, didn't you???

Shan said...

Actually believe it or not, Genna has almost no interest in TV or DVDs. My other mom friends with children her age concur. The babies don't seem interested yet (which, obviously, is a good thing!). It's their older siblings who could watch until they fall into a coma and the seasons change unnoticed all around them.

Mom said...

No, I know that...her attention span isn't that developed yet. I was more talking about Julia. Genna plays by herself better, at least for awhile, which still gives you a few moments of peace when Julia is into "Sesame Street".

Heidi said...

Speaking of TV/videos... Here's *our* new deal: Gabe LOVES them, and was getting *seriously* (and frigheningly) addicted---demanding them often, not that we always gave in. At the same time, he is totally *uninterested* in potty training, but it's like it's a control thing. So, now Mom & Dad have the upper hand again---and a quieter house too---as he now has to "go" in the potty to "earn" a video or TV or computer-game time. Surprisingly, he's not too concerned about it. We thought he'd be really mad and that would force the issue, but alas. Well, like I said, it'w quieter around here on the weekends and evenings now. But, Mom, that also means no TV/video when he's w/ you Fri. night...unless YOU can convince him to "do the deed." I know, we're mean parents.

Shan said...

My friend Laura used TV as a reward for potty training too, last summer when we were both wondering if our girls would make it to nursery school together in September.

Mnmom said...

My girls all watched TV ( kids videos) just a bit more than was "recommended" and they are all straight A students who love to read, and are active in many sports. It'll all be fine.

We put a small bag of treats out of reach, but still in sight, and called it the poopy-potty-surprise. If EITHER twin used the potty, they got to share what was in the bag. Worked for us.

Another hint for folks with little ones. We kept a potty chair, diapers, and wipes in the van. We were often in parks or elsewhere where a bathroom wasn't available. So we'd just line the potty chair with a diaper, shut the van door, and let our little darling take care of business in privacy. We tried to teach the twins to "go" outside but after several episodes of soaked shoes we cried uncle.