I'm not sure if you've noticed but lately all my blogs have been really positive. As you probably remember, between about ages 15 months and 18 months, it seems I was posting blogs where I was constantly complaining about a phase Lola was going through. You would have thought I hated parenting by reading all those blogs which obviously isn't the case but we did have some challenges during that time period. However, since Lo turned 18 months, all the blogs have been uber positive mainly b/c little Miss Lo has been a complete angel face lately. Well, this week, things changed a bit....
One, the time change always throws me off! It gets light and dark too early. Of course, it totally helps me on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays when I wake up at 4:45 a.m. to meet the girls for a workout. I love the fact that when I'm done at 6:30 a.m., it's actually light out. I told the girls this morning that the negative part about it getting light early is they can actually see what I look like in the mornings in the pure daylight...that's not so good.
Another thing that has thrown us off lately is that Lola has started throwing the lovely toddler fits again. The nice part about her being 21 months is I feel I can rationalize with her somewhat. I'll say "Lola, we don't throw fits in this house. If you want something, you tell me. If not, I'm going to walk away" and I walk away. With this, the fits are less painful as she usually realizes fairly quickly that she absolutely won't get what she wants by throwing them. Of course, it's still been a little mind numbing. When she whines and throws the fits it's like fingers scraping on a chalkboard to me. Anyway, I thought maybe it was the time change that could be causing the fits to suddenly reappear. Or, it could just be another phase. Then, last night I discovered that Lola has two new teeth coming in and I immediately thought "Oooohhhhh...this all makes sense now". Once I was able to peg the culprit to the fits, I was able stop it before it started. My solution....Motrin. Yes, this has helped make a huge difference and Lola has been acting much better. Whew...what a relief! I'm not sure if my nerves could have taken much more!
The next thing that has been a bit off is Lo's language. She's still talking real well and her language continues to expand on a daily basis but she has decided to add a "y" to the end of many words. So, Doss is now "Doss-y" and toast is now "toast-y". It's pretty cute and funny but I just wonder why in the world has she all of the sudden started this. Maybe the time change? Regardless, I'll enjoy this cute phase while she's in it.
Finally, another "off" is I've actually been getting ready every day. Fully ready! I sit here as I type this blog at 8:00 a.m. and have taken a shower, put on make up, dried my hair, gotten dressed and have even managed to put on accessories and some heels. The solution to this...I just do it! I make a point before Clay and Lola leave make it happen and it's been working. I'll tell ya...it makes me feel a heck of a lot better and I feel so much more productive throughout the day. Nice!
Tomorrow is an exciting day for Lola. I'm sure I've mentioned Lola's fascination with airplanes. This started about 6 months ago. Anytime an airplane would fly by she would get so excited and yell "airpane". My favorite was when she was about 15 months she said "Airpane in water". It took us a minute to figure out what she was saying but we finally realized since the sky was blue she thought it was water and the airplane was flying in the water. Wow. So simple. These kids really are smart little things. I love that everything is so literal to them. Lo continues to have this fascination with airplanes. Last week when I got back from Philadelphia I told Lola that Mommy came home on an airplane and she got this dramatic look of astonishment on her face and said "ooohhhhh". Anyhoo, I have to fly to Dallas tomorrow. Kids under two fly free so I thought how much fun would it be to take Lola on a plane ride. She'll finally be able to experience this thing that is so fascinating to her. Can't wait for the big trip. We've been preparing and talking about it all week...should be fun and I can't wait to fill you in on the experience!