Saturday, February 16, 2008
Visit from Uncle Benny
We had an ok day today. The morning was really hard because I didn't get Elie to sleep until about 1AM and Yoav woke up at 5:30AM :( Needless to say, I was not at my best. Yoav felt my exhaustion and negative energy and was wanting to play and not getting his needs met so was communicating to me by hanging by my neck in bed and kicking me some :( I know it's normal and natural and he's simply communicating with me, but it's still very frustrating. Hopefully tonight I'll get more sleep - it's definitely key for me to be able to jump out of bed when he wakes up and go play with him rather than lingering in bed...
We went out for bagels, which helped a lot. Lately Yoav has been pretty difficult at the bagel place (David's) - he has gotten into such a strict routine, it was almost impossible to get through breakfast without a hitch. The routine was to lay out a napkin (one w/ six sections) - one section was for his small orange juice, one section for a single bite of my bagel, one section for a cup with "pieces" (small pieces) and "chunks" (large pieces) of his bagel. Inevitably, we'd make the pieces differently than he wanted or the juice would fall or even just a drop would get on the napkin... Today I just made two pieces and two chunks and put them in one section and he was happy with that. He got cinnamon raisin instead of his usual whole wheat. And I got a coffee, which helped me tremendously LOL.
After breakfast, we played in the playroom for awhile (mostly with his Haba marble run) until Uncle Benny came to continue the marble run play. An interesting note about how visual his (and probably most kids') memory is - he has 13 marbles and I had laid out 12 of them and said we were missing one. He counted them and pointed to one and said the one we were missing was like that one. We eventually found it and he was right. Seems amazing to me that he actually knows our inventory of marbles, especially since we only got them about a week ago.
Anyway, then Benny came and Yoav had lots of fun with him as always. Benny played marble run some, then they watched some home videos on the laptop and then Benny read a few stories. Yoav fell asleep at 6PM - hopefully tonight will go better than last night!
It's now 9PM and I've been miss-free pee/poop-wise with Elie all day today! I'm still using the same prefold that I started the day with!