Tuesday, 28 August 2007
Which of the following, from Tuesday alone, makes me an iffy mama:
a) forgetting to read Berry any books at all today (even the PBS Kids ad says "read at least 15 minutes per day". Ohhh.)
b) letting her watch Curious George before breakfast
c) letting her watch half of the same Curious George episode after breakfast
e) buying Berry a Winnie-the-Pooh plate on impulse at Walgreens, because she went "Aawwwwhh! Pooooooh!" and it was only a dollar
f) not buying Berry an Elmo Activity Set and causing her to wail "Nooooo! Oh noooo! Melmo! Peeeese!" around and around and around Michaels while we finished shopping. ("Why wouldn't you spend six dollars on her! Why not!" Nathan asked. I don't think the six dollars was the point...)
g) giving up on getting the full dose of antibiotics into her after three catastrophic attempts, two pink-stained shirts and a week's worth of tears
h) all of the above
i) none of the above
j) some of the above – now lie awake agonising over it to figure out which ones.
Why thank you. I think I'll do just that.
Maybe today was just a dodgy-mothering kind of day. Tomorrow is a new day. I'll get out some very educational children's books for the morning. And I'll hide the remote.