Lately we've had monster scares at bedtime, but also a major rise in requests for Elmo showings (Sesame Street/Elmo's World is on at the same time that she normally heads downstairs to eat breakfast). Our mornings have also been rough again after weeks of easy ones (and no, the two didn't start at the same time). We've also been working on gently encouraging some behaviors in favor of others (asking nicely vs. whining, being allowed to ask for one or the other of us to do something with her but not allowed to change her mind multiple times during the course of a diaper change!, etc). Its slow going and requires some patience. Just like every other part of raising a child, I suppose?!

Work is busy too, with one of my coworkers away for 2+ weeks. Thankfully August is our quietest month, but its still more hectic when you're trying to make up for someone else's absence.

I've been wishing for fall and looking forward... but just realized the other night that it really is creeping upon us ever sooner. My runs that were occurring just as the sun was getting ready to set, so I was able to get them in by twilight, are now happening in the fading twilight and end when it is dark. I'm wondering if adjustments are going to need to be made towards the end of fall and into winter. I don't mind running in the dark completely, thought it does add a new element of caution. If we end up with a winter as mild as last year I might not have to worry about weather keeping me inside either. Guess I'll just have to wait and see as the time comes. For now though, I'm going to make a more concerted effort to enjoy the daylight (hot as it may be) I'll be missing in just a few short months!

1 comment:

  1. I hate that I see June 20th as the beginning of the end as the days start to shrink! It does hamper my ability to just enjoy the summer light. It really is all about the light. I think the only solution is for me to move to the equator. But then, my family would NOT move with me ...


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