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I'd lost 7 lbs! And that puts me at less than my wedding weight (and means -40 lbs since October-ish when I reached my pregnancy all time high).
I think I have to give credit for this to the chid who thinks that no food exists in this world other than milk.
If you read my blog much you know that Maggie is a ball of energy that never stops moving/ climbing/ jumping/ running/ destroying breakables.
But something has happened.
I get ready to go over Sadie's reading and math lesson for the day on the whiteboard. Maggie will stop whatever she's doing (she'll realize before I've called Sadie over) and will sprint across the room and dive into the seat closest to the whiteboard. Then she'll put her hands in her lap and sit there, perfectly silent and watch with wide eyes. She'll be still and silent for the entire lesson. Then she'll get up and go back to playing.
I'm not sure I can even express how much this shocks me... because... it's Maggie! And she's still and awake at the same time!
The other day I wrote Rat on the board. "Bat!" Maggie shouted, speaking for the first and only time during a lesson.
"That's really good Maggie!" I said. "Really good. This is an r though so it says rat! But that's so good! What a big girl you are!"
She then jumped up and down repeating "bat" for about five minutes... I think she enjoys school as much as her big sister does!
Maybe I'll have to print out this article (I wish they didn't use the word "may") and carry it in my purse to pull out the next time a well meaning person tells me that crawling is "a necessary step in development" (why does this even come up in conversation? But I know it has with the girls). Because let's face it... you can't force an eight month old to crawl. Especially when they've found a way that's faster to get from one place to another.
Because I've actually been able to use my stove this past week! And our window air conditioner has only been on a few times for short little bursts.
The only problem at the moment is getting him to go to sleep at night, because he's pretty intent on not falling asleep and missing all the fun he imagines goes on... but still. Yay for sleeping through the night!
this which starts with: "Stachybotrys is the toxic mold that has a burnt toast smell."
I think the mold is inside the wall that I cleaned the outside of... Just a guess... I guess this means it's time to email the landlord...
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