Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Another car show

After three weeks of night terrors, night wakings and just general night mayhem from Danny, things have settled down a bit. At least now when Danny is up at night, he's just playing in his room or talking to himself. Usually he stays in his room.

Not tonight. We heard him bumbling around upstairs. Jim went to investigate. Here's what happened:

"Danny, it's time for resting. Get back in your room."

Danny starts that way, opens the door, but turns back, lips aquiver.

"Dennis, blanky," he whimpers.

"Dennis and blanky are in your room."

"They're in mommy's room," he informs Jim.

Sure enough, Dennis the monkey and blanky were attending a "car show" in mommy and daddy's room. Police car, his truck and a few others were lined up neatly on the floor with Dennis and blanky looking on. The slight whimper and an explanation are a HUGE improvement from just a few days ago when he would simply have cried hysterically and gestured wildly.

In other news ...

We have new neighbors - a young couple with a 2 and a half year old boy. It's a very awesome turn of events for us. So far, Danny seems to like the little boy, who is slowly acclimating to his new surroundings. Danny is also adjusting to the fact that Jeff and Sara, who he really liked, don't live there anymore. Of course, he still sometimes calls the very similar looking car that pulls up in their driveway "Jeff's car." Today, he did call it Joshua's car for the first time.

And as for Fiona, she's practicing her angry crying scene on a regular basis. Today I had to take away a piece of paper she had been playing with after it wound up a mushy mess in her mouth. Let's just say that didn't sit well with her highness. She gets this wounded look on her face that cracks me up. I've noticed that she's a little more sensitive than Danny. If I raise my voice or she gets jostled too much in the sling or when she's on my hip, she starts crying rather indignantly. I don't do well with sensitive people ... I'll have to work on that, but I'm sure Miss Fiona is going to hear "suck it up kid" on occasion.

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