Roland slept from 9pm -4:30 am without waking once, plus 2 hours before that in his bed and an hour after in “big bed”.
I’m not counting it yet, but I’m pretty darn excited that this happened. I’d almost resigned myself to sleeping in 2.5 hour stretches until he went to college.
My scary face is not to be underestimated ; )
I’m using my computer to call my phone company so they can email my phone insurance company so they’ll send me a phone so I can call people. I’m on hold with my phone company because they’re on hold with my phone insurance company.
Roland requested pumpkin pie for breakfast today. He sure caught on to that family tradition quickly.
I just heard Roland talking in his sleep. He was calling for zeus, one of the dogs we spent our holidays with.
"When I was about 20 years old, I met an old pastor’s wife who told me that when she was young and had her first child, she didn’t believe in striking children, although spanking kids with a switch pulled from a tree was standard punishment at the time. But one day, when her son was four or five, he did something that she felt warranted a spanking–the first in his life. She told him that he would have to go outside himself and find a switch for her to hit him with.
The boy was gone a long time. And when he came back in, he was crying. He said to her, “Mama, I couldn’t find a switch, but here’s a rock that you can throw at me.”
All of a sudden the mother understood how the situation felt from the child’s point of view: that if my mother wants to hurt me, then it makes no difference what she does it with; she might as well do it with a stone.
And the mother took the boy into her lap and they both cried. Then she laid the rock on a shelf in the kitchen to remind herself forever: never violence. And that is something I think everyone should keep in mind. Because if violence begins in the nursery one can raise children into violence.”"
Astrid Lindgren, author of Pippi Longstocking, 1978 Peace Prize Acceptance Speech (via jillymomcraftypants)
Every time I run across this story it makes such a huge impact on my heart.
all I want to do is spend these glorious day care hours napping. Too bad I have to clean all the things and pack the rest of the things so we can hypothetically get on the road before the rest of the world tomorrow.