I already blogged this on our Weed Patch blog, but I thought it would be worth repeating here, as I haven't been blogging too much lately. Just been busy working! Today has been another typical work day. Here was yesterday, up to now:
9:00 am Parents get up for the day, get dressed, have a nice quiet discussion regarding store stuff.
Parent goes upstairs to dress and ready child for the day, as child is
heard running and playing, and therefore is indeed awake. Parent finds
child not in closed bedroom as usual, but instead in the closed
10:10am Parent installs sock on child's bedroom door to help control child-door-opening activities.
10:13am Parent reinstalls sock on child's bedroom door, securing with rubber band.
pm Child plays quietly in room, and goes to sleep for a nap. Parental
bliss ensues. Quiet working, uninterrupted lunch, etc.
6:15 pm Parent gets child up from nap, in closed bedroom.
7:45 pm Child goes into kitchen. Child is quiet.
7:47 pm Parent enters kitchen to find child inside refrigerator, in the process of pulling the door closed.
7:48 pm Parent begin going-night-night actives with child.
pm Child bites nipple off before-bedtime-bottle of milk, and pours milk
over couch, couch contents, and surrounding couch area.
8:45 pm Child is given crash course (long over due) in going to bed without bottle.
9:34 pm Parent repeats cuddling, talking, song singing, tucking in process.
10:18 pm See above.
10:35 pm Quiet upstairs.
4:00 am Parent spends 1 hour with perfectly dry, sound, healthy, whole, yet utterly inconsolably screaming child.
9:38 am Sleepy parent gets out of bed, thankful to have slept in a bit. All is quiet from child's room.
11:00 am Evidence of quiet happy playing heard from upstairs.
11:48 am Parent greets child's for the morning to sweet happy "hi mama" and "up! up!"
am Parent notices child has a black eye. Child does not notice or
care. Parent wonders what's she's doing wrong in her role as a parent.
3:15 pm Child goes down for nap.
3:19 pm Parent sits on couch and stares off into space for 14 minutes. Wonders…what's next?!