Over the past while, we’ve been…
As mentioned before, we’ve been doing lots of updating in regards to EFMP. I started doing it before the school year ended in June, hoping that it would carry us through getting orders, but they needed stuff from the new school since The Munchkin changed schools. Sigh. So I had to give them another copy of his IEP and get him another physical screening and have the new school fill out some paperwork. Then, because we’re moving OCONUS, we all needed screenings. And you know how that turned out. Hopefully though, all of this won’t get us John’s orders denied, like they did for his orders to Germany.
I spend most mornings reminding the boys about what they’re supposed to be doing right now. I saw something on facebook today that really rang true for me. I think it was a tweet in a collection of funny parent tweets and it said something along the lines of “My mornings now consist of single word sentences: Eat. Now! Clothes. Now! Brush. Teeth. Now! Shoes! Now! Now, now, now!” and that is basically my life with some “What are you guys dooooiiiiingggg??? We don’t have time for this! We’re late!” thrown in for good measure.
The Bean has been needing everything under the sun before bed. The stalling king is back and John and I are not pleased. I thought that ending nap time would fix it. (His last nap was on his 3rd birthday.) It didn’t. I thought school starting might help. So far, nope. I don’t get it. Why don’t little kids love to sleep? It’s so awesome. I started using one of those turtles that shine stars onto the ceiling from its shell but that only worked for a day. I thrifted him a Cars sleeping bag, but he gets out of it and can’t figure out how to get back in it without unzipping it. Stall, stall, stall.
I have been wearing Lil’ Miss less this week because I’ve been observing an English Language Learning reading class and she’s been at hourly care. This also means that I’ve been wearing things outside of my breastfeeding wardrobe. It’s weird and freeing at the same time. I have to change shortly after I get home, but for those couple of hours I’m a regular adult: Free to wear what I want and not limited by whether or not I have easy access to my boobies!
Lil’ Miss is still being pretty needy on the regular, but she is not as bad as she used to be. She’s gotten more responsive and spends time smiling and staring at John from time to time. She still loves her brothers most of all. My mom said that she was sad that Lil’ Miss didn’t know who she was and I told her not to worry about it. Right now, Lil’ Miss’ world consists of “Food Source”, “Picker-Upper”, “Funny One”, “Binky One”, “Big Fluffy”, and “Small Fluffy”. That’s it. She’s not really into details on people just yet, ha.
Pictures: The boys eating cookies | TB & I stalking a turtle | LM eating her foot