I’m trying to decide what to do about David and his swimming lessons. He just started swimming lesson. Before, we did a Mommy & Me class, which he enjoyed. He is NOT enjoying swimming right now. He has had two lessons and at least he didn’t cry this second time. I’m at a loss as what to do…is he too young to put him through this or should I just give him a chance to warm up to the whole situation?
He is a kid that seems to take a lot longer to warm up to things than his brother had at the same age. I hate to blame everything on his illness about a year ago, but I wonder if that has something to do with it. Or maybe not…maybe he doesn’t remember anything about it. I don’t know.
I learned yesterday that my good friend’s dad died on the 20th. She finally had a chance to email friends to let them know about this sad event. The strange thing is that all last week I kept thinking to myself, “I need to call her. I really should call her.” There wasn’t any reason but it was really on my heart to do this.
I feel bad because I didn’t listen to my heart and kept getting sidetracked. Rationally, I know I shouldn’t feel bad because she was in Wisconsin and not at home, so I would have just been leaving a voice mail…but then again had I called last Monday when I first thought about it, I may have been able to reach her.
I’m going to be sending her some Mo’s clam chowder base next week. She always loves going there when she gets a chance to visit Oregon. It may seem sort of weird but I have always thought it’s sort of strange to send dead flowers to someone when someone they love has died…I know there are people who really enjoy flowers, but for me, I prefer to send something much more concrete. I can’t say my gift will be any longer lasting, but maybe more filling?
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Today was David’s birthday and it was quite a day! We ended up with 15 people at our house for the event. Needless to say, that made it a little cramped. David really enjoyed all of his gifts, but, being just 3 years old today, it found it rather difficult to share. All in all it turned out well. Gavin did OK, as well. There was a bit of sibling rivarly since David was getting new stuff, but he did reasonably well.
For me it is just hard to believe that he is already three years old. Today at 4:16PM it was exactly three years ago that I gave birth to that little boy. We’ve been through a lot together in those three years, especially last year. I’m hoping that we’ve used up all of our “drama chips.” Fingers crossed here that that will be the case from here on out…especially since Aaron will be out of town on business most of next week!