It’s 9:00 pm, I finally tucked the last child in bed and I should be lugging all the dishes from the past 2 days downstairs to my laundry tub to wash them by hand. I still don’t have a kitchen counter-top which means no kitchen sink and no dishwasher. While it is a pain, I honestly can’t complain… there are so many tragic things happening in our world right now that complaining about no running water in my kitchen just seems ridiculous. BUT, I will probably kiss my sink and dishwasher when they are working again (hopefully this weekend?).
Kylar has been at VBS all week, so Amara and I have been having some quality girl time. I have enjoyed it so much! Today we went to play at a park and enjoyed a picnic lunch. She treated me to 3.5 hours of quiet time while she napped, then we went to the farmer’s market and did some shopping in the afternoon. It is fun to see her growing up and being able to enjoy excursions with her as she is listening and cooperating more often.
I recently bought a program by Nancy Thomas called “Taming the Tiger While it is Still a Kitten” which is a program recommended to me by a good friend for attachment therapy for Giselle. It is intense therapy, but I have heard many good things about it. In her program she recommends some reading such as “The Happiest Toddler On The Block” by Harvey Karp. I’m in the middle of his book but the jury is still out. There are some good pointers, but so far I honestly can’t see myself implementing this in public. Has anyone else read it? I also happened to pick up “The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution” by Elizabeth Pantley (author of “The No-Cry Sleep Solution”. I’ve only started it, but I’m hoping for some good ideas that would allow us to (a) finally be able to leave Amara in Sunday School without one of us staying there with her, (b) perhaps be able to leave her with a friend or two for a few hours if necessary when I leave again for Haiti.
Alright, enough with the boring post… I’ll go do dishes now.