Sunday, May 29, 2011


Apart from the rain, the kids have perked up considerably since that dash to Ottawa to see the doctor. It's almost like their bodies decided, "Ok, mom went through enough trouble to get us to a doctor, so we're going to get better now!". Although there is some coughing still, the moderate fevers are gone, and they have discovered the fascinating arena of body art. Whether it be with markers or ink (any ballpoint will do!), they enjoyed themselves. Let's just hope it all gets off in the bath!

I believe that in April we 'graduated' Susan to her toddler bed-Thomas the Tank Engine. She loved it; she sleeps in. a. train!!! Since then, she has decided that she is done with diapers at night. It took me a week of picking up dry diapers off the floor the next morning to finally get the hint. She's not doing too badly; I would guess a 67% success rate? This also means that I now do the kids' laundry about 2-3 times a week. Thank goodness for Costco and the large sizes of laundry detergent that they sell!

Let me describe Susan's room. Her toddler bed, a double bed, 2 dressers and a nightstand. Did I mention that her bedroom is the biggest and Michael and I have the smallest? Long story...

Another side effect of the toddler bed is her increased mobility. No problem, we have a baby gate in case she decides to sneak out of the house in the middle of the night and 'borrow' the car. The issue at hand is the double bed in her room. It does come in handy a lot, but the last week or so, she's crawled in there about 3 times and went to sleep. I don't have a problem as long as she's sleeping, it's just her 33% fail rate at keeping the bed dry! Easy solution though; a plastic sheet underneath to protect the bed. But it seems like a waste because although she takes up 1/2 of her toddler bed, she takes up 10% of a double bed? I am not looking forward to laundry day in the foreseeable future!

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