Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sometimes The Young Lady Has Mood Swings...

The young lady is in no mood today. By this I mean she is in another mood- usually the tantrumy kind nowadays. There could be another tooth coming. I am thinking those teeth come with mood altering hormones- but I see runny nose every time one comes out.

We had peace earlier today...she slept the full night, woke up, ate then slept and slept. When she woke up, it was midday- but I think she was just having a quiet time all along. I was not at the laptop so that was even much better for her.

We played long, we ate, we read several times "Sid The Shark" who "had a tooth ache that hurt so much, that he grumbled and groaned to all the fish in the sea"; then she peed several times in the potty...but by the time we got to the poop, I was so tired. This was like thirty minutes ago- so I just let drop it in the diaper. When my Mommy asks about how the poop was, we plan to say it was good- I mean- great! Not hard, not soft... I don't remember the color or size etc, and I threw it away. I will tell her that we ate Cereal and Apple.

I will avoid the part where the young lady almost puked because she was too full of water. I will mention she removed her socks many times and tried to put them back- but I won't say she went to the kitchen on naked feet. Romanian parents don't like this.

 I will mention the part where she refused to play with her toys and only wanted to be carried. Today I grounded her for this- I mean I put her on the bed, placed toys before her and said something like " now play alone!" She pouted but went ahead to play.

One of her toys had stopped working after she knocked it hard on the floor while we were in Bacau. This dead toy was among the the toys I gave her so she plays alone. I don't know what she did- but she made it work. She was so excited. Then she thought she would use this to negotiate herself onto my laps...didn't we went back to the pouting.

She got so upset after few minutes of playing alone that she went into a serious tantrum. It was so serious I almost believed it. I took her to the crib and locked the door. Well, that was a bit hard but she was over it in like a minute. I went to check a while back and found her sleeping- the head towards the door.


  1. Wonderful story - this is obviously a little girl who loves spending time with her daddy!!

    I wonder how much of her mood had to do with (like you said) teething and being tired..

    Question: Why do Romanian parents not like "naked feet" (we call it "bare feet" here). Personally, I hate being bare footed myself, but many many folks really enjoy going without shoes or socks in the U.S.

  2. Thank you.

    We do make an effort to cover kids back home in Kenya- but it is not something we are " paranoid" about.

    If a kid walks on the floor without shoes or socks here, they say she will catch a cold. The same applies to the head and the all seasons :) You should see how parents rash to cover the kid's ears when a little drafty wind blows.