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Alice and Erin make an action flick, or ‘Avatar’ what? January 28, 2010

Posted by Erin F. Wasinger in Being a mama, Toddling it.

More walls pop up now as I near that third trimester.

Like the wall Alice hits when we get home from work and the sitter’s: A couple nights a week, she’ll bawl and throw her tiny body on the dining room floor and wail into the floorboards, hands under her forehead like THE WORST DAY EVER if she’s just not feeling like sitting her booster chair. It’s a regular chair or nothing, Mama, she begs … only without words, which is in no way frustrating for her or me.

Or the wall I hit around 4:30 or 5 p.m., when I start telling myself “four more hours, four more hours” til I can go to bed.

Or the one where I look around and realize I have so much to start doing before the baby — and I can’t even focus long enough on sorting the mail. One second I’m flipping through envelopes and pizza coupons and the next I’m squatting on the kitchen floor, scrubbing the cabinet door, having totally blacked out for 10 minutes and the only evidence besides the clock that time has passed is the tiny piles of “stuff” sorted in my wake: Dave’s coats, tiny plastic dinosaurs, library books, bread crumbs and dirty cloth bibs. Nice, neat little landmines around the first floor, just waiting for my hormones to stumble upon them and unleash the wrath upon them.

Until I hit that wall — 8:30 p.m., usually — and it’s time for bed.

This pregnancy is just so much different than the first. I’m still behind on that pregnancy book. We still don’t have a baby name. I don’t get naps or time for yoga … So instead I’ve been just hanging out with Alice ’til her bedtime, because she’s the only thing I don’t want to rush through. Playing dinosaurs or having tea time with Buzz and Woody, or making ducks and dogs out of PlayDoh, or stacking Little People on top of their Little People house and laughing when they fall off … I could do that all night.



1. Mom and Bernie - January 29, 2010

Looking forward to the sequel.

2. Link Discover - January 29, 2010

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