Monday, January 26, 2009

It's Official

I'm officially in the club. The motherhood club, that is. Tonight I underwent the all-important "clean the tub after your sick child has diarrhea all over it" ritual. And I only dry-heaved once.

Do I get to learn the secret handshake now?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A New Problem

Elliot has always loved the blue blanket (or "kank", as he calls it) that his Great-Grandma Fran gave him. In fact, Chris and I frequently joke that if it was a choice between us or the blanket, he'd take the blanket. Initially, I imposed a strict bedtime/naptime only rule for the blanket. Then we had a rough couple of months (remember the video?) and I caved and let him have it around the house. And then, when he wouldn't go to nursery by himself, I caved and let him bring it to church. And to the day care at Chris's work. And to the doctor's office. And to the circus. In other words, we tote that thing just about everywhere these days.

And today the problem just got worse.

In addition to the blanket, Elliot has always slept with a stuffed elephant we call "Nolan." He's never been particularly attached to it. I mostly keep it in his bed because I think it looks cute with his bedding. Looks like I've created another problem.

Pretty soon this kids hands will be so full he won't be able to walk.