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The Kids' Log: November 11-17, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I was parenting solo again this week. Instead of being pissed, I was honestly nonchalant about it. I guess that means I am getting used to it. I have discovered there are advantages to being a single parent and I used that discovery to get through the week. For instance, there isn't another adult for the child(ren) to try and play off each other. Marlie only had me to deal with so she couldn't run to daddy when I didn't give into her (and vice versa). I had to be bad cop and good cop and I think it helped to hear one message from one person. I am in no way saying I want to be a single parent, but I believe I can do it if push came to shove.

I am starting to get a glimpse of the rigors of parenting two children now that Desmond is in full motion and getting into everything, including his sister's belongings. They are having little spats already. The house is too small to separate them (I know I sound like a complete Goldilocks since I used to complain that our house in Dallas was too big). They are going to have to learn to share and play together. Marlie is usually very loving and gentle with him until it comes time to play together. She has been snatching toys from Desmond, but he doesn't take it lying down. He'll go after her or crawl to me crying. Isn't it too soon for the sibling rivalry?! I checked out a copy of Siblings Without Rivalry and it is so insightful.

Toddler Log: 3 Years and 13 Weeks Old
Every time she experiences change or is going through something she suffers a potty relapse. She has been peeing everywhere like a new puppy....on our area rug, the neighbors floor, at the gym. Sometimes she is distracted by play, which I understand. But sometimes she pees right after I have reminded her to take a potty break and she insisted that she didn't have to go. I don't know how to get to the bottom of why she won't go to the bathroom in time. Meanwhile, I am thinking of crating her(JK!).

She had her bi-annual dental check-up this week and passed with flying colors. She did so well during the exam that the dental assistant showered her with with goodies. So proud of her!

Baby Log: 31 Weeks Old
Poor baby is covered head to legs in eczema. I believe the patches on his face and neck were caused by drool so I bought him some bibs. Then there are the patches on him abdomen and bum, which must be a food allergy. I stopped giving him the Greek yogurt, but his skin kept on erupting. Finally it dawned on me to stop giving him mangoes, and voila! Within three days his skin started to improve. Friday was chilly so I put a jacket on him and his chest broke out. The metal zipper is probably nickel. I could just smack myself! All of his jackets have metal zippers. What is he supposed to wear this winter?


Mrs. Pancakes said...

Oh poor baby...would a jacket with buttons help? Marlie looked like such a big girl at the dentist office:-)

Kimberly Grabinski said...

Oh boy, allergies are no fun. Abby would breakout if anyone held her besides us - the detergent we assumed. She also was allergic to casein and now preservatives and artificial colors.

Mama Up! said...

P. developed an allergy to the detergent we'd used since she was tiny. Just all of the sudden! We switched, and used hydrocortisone in prescription strength until the rash went away. But until we figured out it was the detergent... ugh!

Maureensk said...

Glad to hear that you're getting used to playing single parent. It does suck, but can have some advantages, as you mention. Whenever my kids had eczema like that, it ended up being caused by soaps, either laundry or bath. We also can't use fabric softener and so forth. Even some natural laundry detergents have caused problems.

Quiana said...

Awww poor little guy! You're so good at figuring out the triggers. I suffered from it later in life and for me I found it's linked to stress =(

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