Thursday, October 4, 2007
Okay, yesterday I didn't get time to write. One of my twins was sick and I had to take her to the doctor. Of course, I knew it would be her ears, it is ALWAYS the ears. What I didn't expect was that not only did she have an ear infection in her left ear, but SWIMMERS ear in her right! What? Yep, it's true. No, she's not an Olympic hopeful, just a baby who loves to splash and play in the bath. So, we are on 2 different antibiotics. FUN, FUN! Not to be left out, the other twin decided to wake up from her nap very whiny and clingy. We already call her the "lap baby" because she would much rather be held and carried around than use her own tiny little legs. Yesterday, it was worse. If I put her down at all, she cried, screamed and fell to the floor with feelings so hurt one thought she would never recover. Being the easily-guilted Mom, I picked her back up each time. I know this reinforces her behavior, but sometimes it is just worth it to keep her from screaming. I know that discipline experts everywhere are shaking their heads in shame at me, but I doubt that they are SAHM's with 5 kids and a husband who works nights. They need to remember that Dr. James Dobson also says, "pick your battles". Well, this was one battle that a very tired, overworked Mom lost. But, I have to say that the hugs she gives while being held make losing very worthwhile.