Anonymous Husband and I are on two and a half weeks vacation right now. We’re not doing anything in particular; just a lot of day trips, a lot of hanging out, a lot of maxin’ and relaxin’. We went to a family barbeque yesterday to celebrate some of Anonymous Husband’s Irish family who are over here visiting. Eirinn looked like this most of the time:
Check out the beer belly. On her. That’s from the carbs. The Cheerios, crackers, toast, can-cakes, waffles, cereal, Newtons. Anyway, all afternoon she was the cutest little performer. Although, mostly she wasn’t doing anything special but still expected a round of applause. She got to see some of her little cousins that she’s only seen a few times. She especially liked ‘Elly’ (Liam), who’s almost 5.
Today we went to Toys R Us and bought her first potty. We got the Safety 1st Comfy Cushy 3-in-1 Potty. Not that I expect her to start training yet, but I thought we could buy it to get her used to it. I’m hoping we can go though the training over Christmas vacation. I don’t think there is any point in trying until I’m confident that she is able to follow a series of instructions. Knowing when she has to go, going to the washroom, pulling down the clothes, getting onto the toilet, wiping, flushing, washing hands – that’s an awful lot to expect from a 17 month old. But, by the holy liftin’, 21 months should be perfect.
Hmmm…what else, what else…OH! Her naps since vay-cay started have been fabulous. Saturday was 3 1/2 hours long (!!!), Sunday was 2 1/2, and she’s stirring now after 2. Hey, wait a minute…I’m noticing some sort of pattern. Crap.
*Update* Today’s nap was 3 hours!!! She stirred, but settled herself back to sleep. What a good girl. This is huge, people, considering the first 10 months of her life was spent taking 20 minute naps. Can’t get much done in 20 minutes. Now I barely know what to do with myself. Don’t look at the
pile three piles of laundry, un-vacuumed carpet, and the 2 inch long dark roots in my desperately untrimmed hair. I’ll get to those later.