Week ending 2018-06-08

  • Field trip
    • A- woke up early in the morning and insisted on going to sleep in the stroller. I managed to convince her to let me snooze, but she repeated her request after a short while. So I bundled her into the stroller and we went to Riverdale Farm, where she had lots of fun watching the baby goat.
    • Jen and E- took us to the Lynde conservation area, where we saw deer, geese, ducks, red winged blackbirds, grackles, wild turkeys, and lots of curious chipmunks.
  • Gross motor
    • A- wanted to practice with her balance bike, and to ride her tricycle with her backpack on.
    • A- practised going up the twisty slide with my help.
  • Language
    • A- postponed bedtime by cheerily insisting, “I want to talk.” She rehashed her hospital visit and other things that were on her mind.
  • Music
    • We attended the first music class for the summer. She clung to me throughout class, but was positive about it before and after.
  • Self-care
    • We’ve been practising new bedtime routines, and they seem to be helping a bit. No food after evening snack. Bedtime activities: read books, nurse in the dark, or brush her teeth. Tapping into her desire to postpone bedtime seems to usually be a good way to get her to brush her teeth at least once a day.
    • She really took to the stroller. She likes singing to herself without us peeking in.
    • A- didn’t want me to brush her teeth, but she let me squirt water into her mouth.
  • Household
    • A- wanted to make the bed. She spread the blanket over the crib mattress on the floor. She also fluffed and stacked pillows.
  • Social
    • A- was a bit irritable in the morning, but she switched to being happy when the babysitter showed up. She wanted to show the babysitter the cool stuff she had. We experimented with having the babysitter over for 5 hours instead of just 4. A- was a bit attached to me, but once they were playing in the garden, I explained to A- that I would work downstairs and that I had full confidence in them. A- and the babysitter were able to play all afternoon. There was a brief moment when she was upset, but the babysitter was able to comfort her, so I didn’t need to peek out. Level up!
  • Kaizen
    • I took the bike and trailer on a test ride around the block. After I built up confidence, I took A- around too. We survived!
  • Us
    • I walked to the Stockyards with A- in the stroller. We made good time, but I didn’t find the other groceries I wanted, so I probably won’t go there much.