The time change is really screwing with my sleep patterns. I go to bed around 8:00 every night and I am wide awake around 3:30a.m. I am trying to make use of that time, but 3:30a.m. is a lonely dark time and I try very hard to stay away from lonely dark times. Pro of this situation...I have lots of memories to bring to mind during the dark, scary, lonely...wee morning hours.
so...today I am thankful for warm fuzzies. I am lucky enough to work in an environment where warm fuzzies are plentiful. Almost everyday I get a new one to add to my vault. I'll share a couple that have caught on with my family...we toss these quotes at each other when the going gets rough.
Picture this...naptime...quiet room...I am trying to help 3 young friends drift off to dreamland for a little while. Two friends are still and working on falling asleep...3rd friend pops up..."I have to potty." I ask them if they can hold it for a little bit longer. "No...I have to go potty...NOW!" I give in and we trot off to the potty. I open the door we walk in...I close the door. This precious angel looks at me as the light clicks on..."Hahaha...PSYCH!" I mean really...do you have any idea how hard it was to not laugh...I mean really laugh...the good belly laugh? I held it together and let the child know that it is not okay to pull pranks at school. Saying "psych" isn't appropriate, but this friend is 4 years old and knew how to fake out the grown up!
Warm fuzzy #2...we work really hard on potty training. We see it as a personal victory and a huge step when each child starts to understand the process and is able to stay dry all day. I mean really...I have never seen so many grown-ups "OOOO...and AHHHH" over "tee-tee" in my life. This week I was so happy to be back at school, and I returned to a friend making huge strides in the potty training arena. We got back to the classroom after some time on the playground, and this friend raced to the restroom. I followed closely behind and helped them get to the potty and successfully make a deposit (tactful...I know). Well...we are finished and I ask them to flush...this friend stands up takes care of returning their clothes to the right places and flushes the potty..with an emphatic "Bye Bye Tee-Tee!!!" Then they tuned to me beaming and walked to the sink to wash hands. It may not seem like much to some people reading this, but when I met this child, I was lucky to get a hug in the mornings with a tender pat on my back. Words did not come easily and potty training was proving to be difficult as well. Like I said earlier...it is so easy to take a child's milestone and feel so much pride and excitement that it almost feels like a personal milestone has been reached. This one brought to mind that a friend told me every time I got sick after chemo...I should flush the potty and say...Bye Bye Cancer. I think Bye Bye Tee-Tee makes me happier...
I'm sure I will have more fuzzies to share...but I think those two are great for now!
to the moon and back,
quotes and pics of the day