Saturday, April 21, 2012
The First (and hopefully only?) Week of Bed Rest
I expected Sadie and Mae, who are used to mornings outdoor with trips to the park, to have a harder time with out confinement. But they've both been relishing the extra cuddle time, although their have been brief struggles over how we're all going to fit together on the couch, with a rather long hour yesterday where they both had be on my lap, under one of my scarves, giggling hysterically at each other while I made sure they didn't topple off the couch.
I reminded her that she was younger than Mae Bae will be when the new baby was born by several months, but she didn't seem to believe that that was possible. Although frequently when Mae Bae does something naughty, like pull all of the DVDs out of their cabinet and attempt to remove them from their cases so she can use them as Frisbees (I'm just guessing her plot because I never let it get that far), Sadie will look at me, shake her head and say: "When I was a baby I used to do that too" which in fact is true.
And so I brushed her teeth. And she sat perfectly still and let me, and then laughed. Because when she's in trouble and I tell her not to do something, she tends to laugh in response. The next night I decided to try brushing in the bathtub again and again she sat still and let me. Last night she went and got the toothbrush and handed it to me and then handed it back to me when I was done and opened her mouth so I could brush even more.
At least some good came of the giant splashing episode!
Maybe Sadie's on to something. Mae Bae's likely to be the big sister teaching the baby to climb up the pushed in chairs to get on top of the table to dance around in their sleepers...