March 5th - Cabin Fever

Saturday, March 5, 2011

To say I'm happy about February being O-V-E-R would be the understatement of March. The month of love was not particularly kind to the Knol's - there was sickee Saige, exhausted me, Trev-bob & his horrific truck accident as well as laundry basket landmines and maybe a total of 5 dinners that would actually be classified as a real dinner. Fact: Saige and I ate cereal one night for supper... cue my mommy shame.

The good news is that we're 5 days into March - the month of nutrition - and we're all feeling much better (aside from Trev's heel, wrist and back). It's sunny and a whopping 8 degrees outside and I'm feeling renewed, refreshed, rejuvenated and many more uplifting verbs? beginning with "R".

I'm seriously so in love with my job right now. Yesterday I got to attend a Dr. Lapointe seminar that changed the way I think about attachment, discipline and children/youth in general - I had some definite  "ah-hah moments" as Oprah would say. And it couldn't have been more timely as I'm just in the middle of reading Dr. Neufeld's book "Hold On To Your Kids" which is the parenting model Lapointe recommends!! I got all amped up and started using some of the "techniques" at home; I've already noticed a change... not with Saige, but with me.

There were a couple things I failed to mention in my last post that I need to write down before they vanish from Saiger's mouth and my memory.

11. Instead of 'look' it's 'wook' - "wook at me, wook at me", "wook it mommy, wook it".

12. Saige "the hypochondriac" takes after her Auntie Becca.  She'll find the tiniest scratch and tell her big people "I go to doctor", "I need medicine"... not good and so strange because she hasn't seen Dr. LeRoux for months (since her 2 year check-up).

13. Caleb taught Saige how to stick out her tongue in defiance - something he picked up from daycare - and now Saige will make that farting sound with her tongue out and ask us "you like 'dat?". Of course we say "no, mommy/daddy doesn't like that" and she'll try to convince us that we do, "yah, you like 'dat". She's a real piece of work... Trev says we make cute kids, but not necessarily the most well-behaved.... true 'dat.

14. We've reached the milestone when just any ol' bedtime story won't do... in our house it's "Grumpy Bird" or bust and Saige now reads it to us, "too grumpy to eat, too grumpy to play, too grumpy to fly". Brings me back to when we read baby Rebecca "Barney Beagle Goes to Camp" - over and over and over...

15. Saige calls her bedroom the "naproom" because that's what it's called at daycare. She also refers to her daycare buddy Teagan by his full name "Teagan Poppy my friend" - very formal.

16. We bought Saige this cheap Buzz Lightyear figurine last weekend and let her take it to daycare... well apparently that's one one of many toys she can't/won't share; driving home she said, "no share Buzz... never, ever, ever". Note taken.

17. Saige is desperate to catch a "weprechaun" and is on high alert these days. Thanks Dean :) It's so cute cause we'll ask her what she gets for catching a leprechaun and she'll excitedly say, "spida-man!" - how can you tell she's seriously outnumbered by the number of 2-3 year old boys at daycare? I don't even think she knows who or what Spiderman is.

Proof that things are almost back to normal...


  She's been such a daddy's girl lately and I LOVE IT.

I love her laugh - pure joy - and I love the smug look on Trev's face... he's pretty proud of his ability to make Saiger howl with little or no effort.

"Daddy tickle my pits... do'it again, do'it again"


Brianne Goyette said...

I love the picture at the top of Saige - she looks so beautiful!
Can't wait for the summer

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