Great article in the NY Times today about the toy recalls and how hard it is now to shop responsibly for toddlers. Liz from Mom 101 is the FOCUS of the article, and Beth Bleichman from SV Moms and Danielle from Chicago Moms Blog (sister sites of DC Metro Moms Blog) are quoted extensively!
Yesterday was my first day solo’ing all day with the kids, without WhyDaddy or WhyGrammy or WhyGranddad or WhyGrandma or WhyPawPaw here for help and support. I’m happy to report that both kids were fed, napped, and played with until we all collapsed from exhaustion. We spent time outside on the swings, and we had a playdate with friends. Widget painted a big piece of cardboard with ALL the colors, and he climbed up on the stool to choose his own snack. Little Bear crawled and walked with the support of my hands. And then? I put Little Bear down to sleep THREE times — morning, afternoon nap, and bedtime — doubling my success rate since July, when my chest/arm pain became so intense that I could no longer hold him long enough to rock him to sleep. Good times.
Today, I’m taking a day off from cancer. I’m just going to pretend it isn’t there. I desparately need a break from tbe research, the options, the future, the past, the pain, and the medication.
Wish me luck.
I’m going to focus on this bundle of giggles — and his brother — instead.