Monday, November 05, 2007
That is the time right now and both of my kids are napping. You might be thinking, wow, awesome, she's like supermom! But really it bites because it means Athena will be up LATE, and she has school tomorrow. She is always fine though, it is just hard for me to get going with the time change and all. An extra hour they say, but I feel as though I am losing an hour because they wake up an hour earlier! Oh, and I knew she would fall asleep if I let her lay down with the baby and I, so you may be wondering why I let her. Well, you see, I really wasn't up for the whining "but I want to be with YOU". I hear that all day long and sometimes I just want a little space from her, like maybe just 2 inches. Anyone else with a kid whose cord is that short? She really was born with a short umbilical cord, I should have known. The bright side is that I never have to wonder where she is, like at the park for example, she definitely isn't running off anywhere, so that is nice. And while we are on the subject of the girl child, I am having another issue with her. She takes dance and gymnastics classes which she really likes. The problem is that lately she has been getting in trouble in the classes for being goofy or not listening to the teacher. The teachers try and not give her a stamp at the end of class but she always tells me she is fine with that. I guess I am thinking I should take a break from the classes, but then I wonder if we should stay and have her work through it? What would you do? It would be the perfect time to quit since the session ends this week, but for some reason I hesitate to do that. It is weird to me how badly I want her to be one of the "good" kids, but then I remind myself that sometimes the "good" kids don't have nearly the personality that she has. Not to say if you are one of the lucky ones that has a kid like that that your child is lacking in any way, it is just that she doesn't seem to want to conform, and that can be OK too.