Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Today was handwork day

According to my new established routine, today was handwork day and I took out the chuncky beads I found at the thrift store.

It was Elizabeth's first time, and with some help from Mariann, she learned how it worked and managed to make a really pretty necklace for herself. She's 18 month old. Her mama is a great friend of mine and had a really hard time trying daycare places, with all them stressing her and her baby in some way (to far so too much car time, close by too crowed, not sharing parenting values, etc). I offered to take her in and integrate her in our daily routine. So far, so good, and both mama and baby seems a lot happier.

You bet Mariann loves to have another playmate. She can get bossy and she loves to be the chief. On snack time, they are all 3 sit on the floor, with Mariann distributing the food. There's a lot of cooking going on in the playkitchen, a lot of babies being rocked, cuddled and craddled.

There's a lot of hugs and kisses going on, too. Mariann calls her "My love". There's a lot of sippy cup exchange as well, and a lot of food on my floor.

The proud girls. It's now time for bed-in to get Merrick to do his morning nap. The after-noon naps are still to be figured how. Any suggestions?

We tried all in bed with books, all on the couch with a movie, all babies in separated rooms....


  1. Last weekend I was visiting friends who have a 2-year old daughter. We were all out in the back yard until dark, and about 8:30 I realized the baby wasn't with us any more. "Oh, I put her to bed," my friend Jen said. "Does she go right to sleep?" I asked. "Oh she'll probably play for a few minutes but she never takes long to fall asleep." I don't think they realize what a marvel this is.

    My partner Ian says he was one of those children who would NEVER take a nap in the afternoon. I don't think I had a problem with this - certainly I enjoy afternoon naps now!


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