3.06.2006

Living in La La Land


I’d like to thank whoever sprinkled happy dust in my daughter’s oatmeal. She’s been so good for the last few days and I find myself hoping this phase is one that sticks around.

See, I’m not stupid. I said ‘phase’ because I know her days are numbered. Still, I’m actually enjoying motherhood for the first time in a really long while. Let’s all take a minute and mark the date because I’m sure I’ll be eating my words soon enough.

11 comments:

chelle said...

hehe! Ever so sacred the quiet introspective days of a toddler...I personally have not experienced one of those but I hear they are not a myth!
chelle

moe said...

This too shall pass.

Diana said...

Checking in to say "hey"
found you via CHBM- I can relate to the frustrations of the husband, mine is exactly the same way. Pain in the ass-
Will be reading you regularly now!

Nicole said...

You're right, this too shall pass. But, I found as my daughter gets older, these good phases come along more often and last a little longer each time.

HolyMama! said...

lucky, lucky, lucky you! enjoy it for both of us, the little ones here are not eating the same oatmeal.

Caloden said...

I read your post on CMHL. My son is 18 months and will rarely tolerate anything other than vanilla yogurt. He had heart surgery at 9 weeks and we were told his eating would be slow as a result (I don't quite get the connection, but I am not a pediatric heart surgeon, so I go along with it). He will sometimes gnaw on a sandwhich, gum a cheeto (yes, organic and without color), but I still buy a ton of pureed baby food. I sometimes get looks from the Other Moms, then I spill my whole heart surgery blurb and ignore them. And did I mention he just stopped nursing a week ago, I was so worried he wasn't getting a balanced diet with the yogurt. I was so comforted and excited to read your post. Hats off to you both!

kyra said...

such a sweet picture! and hooray for these times! for the sprnkling of happy dust!

JayMonster said...

After reading your post, I did some questioning and left a comment over at CMHL, but in the off chance you didn't go back to read it, I decided to post it here as well (hope you don't mind).

This I found your daughter's issue quite interesting and asked a Pscychologist I knew about this.


They acknowledged the feeding therapy. The next thing they mentioned was Sensory Integrative Dysfunction, but I read your archives and see you were already aware of that so I will not go into details on that. But this person also questioned whether or not the child has been tested for autism, as Quote Mild Unquote autism (the quote and unquote is the psychologists, not mine, I am just parroting here), is often associated with sensory issues such as food or clothing (as noted by somebody above).

I certainly hope not, but thought I would bring it to your attention anyway.

Nancy said...

I hope the phase lasts forever and ever. I love the happy dust, personally. :-)

Juliabohemian said...

She's just trying to build your confidence so you'll let your guard down and then she'll go in for the kill.

Liesl said...

Oh my goodness, she looks positively angelic. Do you think the Happy Dust Fairy would be willing to visit our house? We could sure use her services.