Just put Nina down for a nap, the older 2 are at school, and I told myself, “I need to blog.” Sit down, roll up the sleeves (not really), fingers poised above the keyboard. Hmmm…
Did I have something important to say?
I guess not.
Gabe and I watched Becoming Jane last night–his suggestion. He’s always on the lookout for movies he thinks I’ll like, so I’ll actually watch them with him. They’re usually about writers (the last one was about Beatrix Potter). I guess because he knows I’d rather read and write than watch a movie, so he might trick me into watching a movie if it’s about one of those things. Movies about writers are always so depressing though. Bummer.
Nina has a new thing–sucking on her fingers, thumb, hands. She does it all the time. I’m assuming it started because she’s teething, but who knows? She never sucked on any body parts until after her 2nd birthday. Livi never did. Ava started sucking her thumb somewhere around 9 months and stopped when she turned five. I’m so not in the mood for that again.
We were in Target a couple weeks ago, and she had her whole hand in her mouth. Lovely. We had just finished reading Prince Caspian (well, Livi, Ava, and I). “Look! Nina’s sucking her paws!” one of my other children said (can’t remember which one). There’s a bear in the story who sucks his paws when he gets nervous. So, we’ve started saying that to her–“Nina, don’t suck your paws!”
Anyway, yesterday it was her thumb. “Don’t suck your thumb, Nina,” I said. “Sucking thumbs is for babies.” Later on, she was sitting in her high chair, stuck her thumb in her mouth, and grinned. “I love babies!” she said, laughing. She obviously knows how much I don’t want her doing this. (any advice?)
Oooh, it’s snowing!
I’m going to try to get together that list of people we’re going to pray for before the end of the week. If you have anyone to add, please let me know. (friends who are struggling with infertility)
Off I go to be productive! (read a book in my bed with chocolate)