Despite somewhat prolific posting at the beginning of my blogging career, since my daughter was born, I seem to write barely a post a year. I am going to attempt to reverse that trend. My goal will be a post per week. So, stay tuned... I expect I will continue to write about both political issues (as I did pre-motherhood) as well as issues related to being the mother of a three year old...and perhaps even about embarking on the dissertation phase of my PhD (or not).
Many of my old posts were in the form of a haiku. Since I may be a bit rusty at the blogging thing, I thought I'd start off with a haiku...
Eight hours in a car
with a three year old. Oh my!
What was I thinking?
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The little llama, now in her twos, is also now into temper tantrums. Yesterday was about television. Seven minutes of screaming and foot stamping because I said no more television. When I ignored it and sat down to read, she came and stood in front of me, in case I hadn't really noticed the tantrum. I suggested that she go to her room to calm down. She did. Came back moments later, still crying and requesting "elmo countdown" (the desired video). I offered a hug. She climbed in my lap and said "I want to watch television." I said, no, we're all done with television. She said, "I want to watch curious george." I said, no, we're all done with television. She said, "Mommy want to read a book." I said, yes, one book and then dinner. She said, "that's a good compromise."