I’m a big believer in Babywise. I’ve posted about it before on my blog, and I feel that a lot of the success my kids have had can be attributed to its parent-centric methods. Both of my kids get regular comments about how well behaved they are, and while I’d love to attribute it to my superior genes, something tells me I can’t take full credit for that. In any case, my kids are very schedule-oriented, particularly at a young age. This makes for a very nice time at home, but when we’re out and about, this can backfire. Kids who aren’t on a schedule can roll with the punches more easily. They adapt to new places and new things. Look at it this way: my kids don’t need to be rocked or cuddled to sleep. You put them down in their bed, and they go to sleep. Other kids get rocked or cuddled and then go to bed after much coaxing. I like it like this, but DC doesn’t know how to fall asleep in someone’s arms. TRC was the same way. On our first trip to Slovakia, he didn’t sleep more than 15 minutes the whole trip. DC did better, but she still has struggled now and then with sleeping.
Why do I bring this up? Because today we took DC with us on our trek. It didn’t end well. We saw a beautiful Gothic castle, as well as a lovely spa town, but the ride home consisted of DC screaming. I’m not used to my kids screaming, and I’m not used to driving stick. TRC was upset, DKC was upset, mother in law was upset . . . not so fun.
But we’re all back at the cottage and recovering nicely now. Thanks for wondering.
Oh–and yesterday I wrote almost 3,000 words. Already got 1,100 done today. Writing still goes very well. I’ve got about 25,000 words done on this book so far. Super speedy.
And Tom, I don’t know if you’re reading this blog still or not (since you never comment), but can I just tell you that Color-Rado Haribo stuff is freaking hard to find in Slovakia? I’ve looked at every lousy store I’ve stopped at. Nada. So if I come up empty on the Color-Rado, what’s your number two and three choice? And good luck with comp support for the next two weeks. 🙂