Monday, February 23, 2015
more or less
I've been learning to skijor with the dog. I've re-herniated that damned disc in my neck. I've watched too many episodes of "Lost" while folding laundry in the wee hours of the night. One family member or another has been sick (not bad, though) for the entire month of February. I've guiltily enjoyed our creepy spring-like weather, going on "adventure hikes" with the kids on bare frickin dirt (in February!).
In the photo above: a post-preschool afternoon spent fishing on the river. The kids found some elk bones. You can't see it well, but under her right arm Juniper is holding a maggoty elk skull. My man removed some teeth, which Hazel is investigating. Things like this make me want to homeschool.
Today: Hazel had emotional breakdowns over somethingorother approximately once every ten minutes. Also, she got naked, drew all over her body with markers and ate a poisonous plant right before bed. It's always funny when it's over. Now, they are tucked snuggly into bed. Juniper is spending her first night in a big bed; Hazel is spending her first night furiously jealous and if she had the words for it, she would declare herself a second-class citizen. It's so hard to bend to both of them at the same time. They play together unbelievably well (they are constantly surprising me at how well), but their individual needs can be so different. I wish Juniper wanted more of me, I wish Hazel didn't need quite so much.
Signing off for tonight, hope to be back soon. ~