Thursday, September 17, 2009

Random navelgazing thoughts...

~>Erik has spent his first night ever away from home and Dave and I have rediscover the power of three... This was something we were alerted to when Bryn was born, but we'd kind of forgotten since Ari came along...

This morning when only Bryn and Luey were awake the house was oh so quiet. Bryn and Luey just hung out while Dave was making breakfast and Ari and I were still in bed. Luey read books to Bryn QUIETLY... There was no squabbling, but more interestingly, there was no hypidity (which is a blend of hyperactive stupidity, that seems to be quite unique to our boys en masse)...

Dave also reported that he wasn't woken overnight by boys wanting drinks of water or toilet trips (this is an EVERY night occurrence, and it's never actually Erik, but we think when he gets himself up to go to the loo or just because of insomnia, the other two stir).

As soon as I got up and brought Ari out though... Well, basically we tend to find that two is a quiet number in our house, but somehow three tips the balance into Vaudeville!

~> Ari has been back in cloth for two days now, and the, "Oh no, I'm going to POO!" screechy whinge is back! This is just amazing to me. He used to do this when he was up to 5 months old and was still in cloth mostly, but then when he went into paper nappies it stopped. When he was doing the screeching, I would whip his nappy off and hold him over the loo, so was Elimination Communicating for poos only... I was kind of sad when he stopped telling me he needed to poo in paper nappies, because well, poo belongs in the loo, not the bin, right?

I wonder WHY he doesn't like to poo in cloth nappies, LOL??? Maybe it's just that he's generally more aware of his elimination when he's in cloth??? It's weird, but hey, I don't mind not having to rinse/wash pooey cloth nappies!

~> My ADD is off the charts atm... I'm wondering if it is as result of an infection I believe I contracted while having my gallbladder out in March. The infection led to a massive flare up of my psoriasis, but that now seems to have worked it's way out of my body for the most part (I'm very happy to report!). I know that yeast infections make ADD symptoms worse, and I did eat a LOT of sugar while on the no-fat gallbladder diet, and also after the diet, so maybe I need to cut right back on sugars and starches??? I don't know, I'm not very motivated at the moment, to be honest. I might just treat it with probiotics (which is support to help a lot), maybe oral concentrate, but also maybe have some more yogurt - apparently cow calcium binds with fat, too, preventing your body from absorbing as much of either, d'oh! So, I could increase my good flora and decrease my fat retention in one dietary choice, hahahaha!

2 comments:

Spiralmumma said...

How did Erik go on he school trip? Been thinking about him tonight, hope he had fun!

Sif said...

It was a mixed bag.

On the one hand he seemed to have a ball, and apparently coming home was a real downer because he had "three full days of NOT being bossed around" (bossing around seems to be about us telling him to participate in normal family life, including picking up after himself - seems they were distributing free ATTITUDE at this camp, rofl)...

On the other hand, there was an incident where the other boys in his room took one of his stuffed animals (all the kids were encouraged to bring 1 or 2 stuffed animals) and put it in the toilet, and then put it in his bed - grrrrr, I've already sent an email to his teacher and another teacher in the year level (who is teacher to four of the five boys involved). Kids do crap like that, but at first it seemed to put Erik off the idea of going again next year.

That said, that one incident (on the last evening of the trip) seems to be the only low point in the trip and other than that he seemed to really enjoy it...

Teenagers and the failing parent...