Thursday, September 11, 2014

Connecting with my girls

Dear Maya and Emi,

Not to toot my own horn, but mommy is doing a much better job parenting this week. The days are still running together and it seems we have one rough day for every good day, but mommy is getting better at handling the rough days with grace. The number of cross words has definitely decreased and the laughter has increased. Mommy is making a real effort to connect with each of you as much as possible, but also to take a step back so I don't go crazy. It seems to be working!

Maya, you have been behaving so well for the most part. Lately when we go grocery shopping you are so good in the stores. That used to be your biggest challenge so we're very proud of you. Also, you've been mostly good about staying quiet while mommy tries to get Emi to nap, even if it means more screen time than mommy's comfortable with. Thankfully you counteracted that by asking to go 'back to school' this week, so we started studying lower case letters in our pretend school setting.

Emi, you've been giving me a hard time with naps just about every other day! Fortunately you are always pretty good at night, going to sleep easily at 7 or 8 and waking up at about 1 and 4am give or take. During the day is another story, though. Today mommy really got on board with the sleep routine, though, and you rewarded me with a 2-hour nap, a 1-hour nap and a 3-hour nap. Since you were so well-rested, you also rewarded me tonight with smiles and even stuck out your tongue when I stuck out mine. Yay!

Well, it's bedtime for mommy. Love you two!

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