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Please help me to entertain myself at work today. I'm already making lists, but they're boring.

Accidental bingo

Feb. 23rd, 2017 09:47 am
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I just realized, that story I drafted actually covers my HC Bingo challenge stamp. It'll even be done after the deadline, so I can not-have the banner like I wanted.

"It's so hard to say goodbye"

Feb. 23rd, 2017 01:17 am
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Kit's developing some separation anxiety (yes, only now, at nearly 14 months!) and started crying tonight when we began the bedtime routine because bedtime means saying goodnight and everyone going away. We still did what we always do: big family hug, two parents say night-night and leave, and the third reads stories and provides cuddles and puts the baby in the crib. They clung to all of us during goodnight hugs, glumly (and sleepily) submitted to storytime, and finally fell asleep after only a little more fussing. Then we all sat around feeling heartbroken because it is so hard to see the baby so sad.

Tonight's bedtime story was No Matter What, by sheer coincidence; I spotted it while Kit was demolishing their bookshelf (a favorite activity) and realized we hadn't read it in ages. I'm never sure how much Kit understands of the actual words we say, but I think the meaning was clear, especially with the way I kept kissing and hugging them as I read. And I think it helped.

They've started getting upset when books end, too. We always have to open the book again to reassure them that the story is still there and they can reread it whenever they want. Sometimes they flip through it to find a favorite page before reluctantly accepting that the book is done. When we let them turn pages, they turn them really fast, without waiting for us to finish reading any text; one long look at the images on the page and then it's on to the next. It's so very like the way I blaze through books and then feel disappointed when they're done that it makes me laugh every time.

Kit endured their first ear infection this week, poor thing, and has been taking amoxicillin for it. As soon as they started on the antibiotics, their fever went away entirely and their vigor and appetite returned. (Their first full day of betterness ended with them not being able to fall asleep until 11 p.m. because all the energy they'd lacked while ill came roaring back with a vengeance. Fortunately that was a one-time thing and they're back on their usual sleep schedule.) I'm so glad for our access to good medical care, and also extremely glad to have a baby who sucks obediently on medication syringes, even when they hate the taste of the medicine, and doesn't appear to have allergies to anything. We were all very relieved that they went back to daycare today, because five days in a row of sick (and then recovering) baby at home was very challenging for all of us, especially as we were dealing with another family crisis at the same time. As always, I have no idea how single and stay-at-home parents do it. No idea whatsoever.

We're all quite convinced that Kit has psychic powers that only activate when they're asleep. Whenever X goes to bed—which doesn't happen at the same time every night—Kit sleep-fusses just enough to set off the monitor. Just now I returned to writing this entry after a while of doing other things, and Kit promptly made a few tiny noises. So I'm thinking at them as hard as I can: See, silly baby, I told you that we think of you even when you're not right in front of us. Rest now. No one is too far away, and we'll always be there when you need us.

Reading Wednesday Week #8

Feb. 22nd, 2017 11:47 pm
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Since last Wednesday I’ve read:

Single Issue Comics (7)

Spider-man #13
Invincible Iron Man #4
The Totally Awesome Hulk #16
Deadpool #26 & #27
Nova #3
Star*Lord #3

Graphic Novels (5)

All-New Inhumans Vol 1: Global Outreach
Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1
The Vision Vol. 2: Little Better than a Beast
All-New, All-Different Avengers Vol. 2: Family Business
Faith Vol. 1: Hollywood and Vine

I decided to take a break from reading Along Came Love. I just don’t think I’m in the mood for this kind of book right now.

I have just started A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

self care trivia

Feb. 21st, 2017 06:40 pm
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Things that make things better, and which I should remember to make use of…

Potentially chore-like...Read more... )

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Feb. 21st, 2017 04:51 pm
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