The bunny's name is now Pumpkin. Pumpkin Cuddles. Punky or Punker for short name. He'll be very fancy with all of his names soon :). We only had one moment where he had enough and kicked at Anika a bit and freaked her out. His little claws don't damage much, luckily. It was a wake-up call for her though. He isn't a stuffie. Despite that moment, he's mostly calm and very patient. He'll figure us out :). It's a busy day for a little bunny.
He'll be fine. :)
A funny moment that had nothing to do with Pumpkin. Ian has his own outfit-ideas these days. He insists on a few favorite items. Tonight, he decided he like pajama shorts and pants. I told him to get a shirt. I give him more choice and freedom instead of walking back to the bedroom :). He usually returns with a shirt. Tonight, it was one pair of shorts, then pants and another pair of pants. He kept insisting that I put them on him, until he was a puffy pajama-boy :)
We took all but the first pair off before bed. He'd be sweltering :).
I hope to record a podcast in the next couple of days. One thought that I had, because I'm contending with another Flare Up these days, is how we normalize our lives. Studies on lottery-winners find that they quickly return to a very similar mindset/emotional compass after the initial euphoria. I wonder if anyone has studied the other direction. A month ago, with this cold, I gave myself lots of time and room for neglecting chores. I needed to get better, after all. A month later and the cold isn't as dramatic. The chores are still here. And I find myself rising up to all of my previous expectations. Despite added challenges.
Even with my two year old, and my seven year old (did I mention no school this week?) and my cold, and my CMT, I still feel that I fall short of my potential for the day. It's my own perception, I know, and I need to adjust expectations rather than chase an impossible space, but, still . . .
How do I turn disappointment into accomplishment? How do I change normal without feeling like I'm giving up?
I don't have the answer. Just asking lots of questions :)