Does anyone remember Christmas 2010 when 7-month-old Ryan pulled over our Christmas tree?
We were obviously worried that the same thing could happen this year with Lucas. Last night we were brainstorming ways to keep the boys away from the tree. We considered putting gates around it, but figured the boys would just pull over the gate AND the tree. We tried to block off the entire room but our gate isn't long enough for the entryway. Last night I told Adam "Let's just see how things go on Monday and then we'll decide".
Just in case you thought I was a totally normal person, I present to you.......my master list of every single food my boys will eat.
I have plenty of things to think about and remember each day. I decided to clear up some space in my brain and write down everything Ryan and Lucas will eat. The first column is foods they will both eat. (On a good day). The second column are foods Ryan will eat but Lucas will not. The third column is foods only Lucas will eat. You will notice Ryan's column is heavy on the protein, while Lucas exists on a few fruits and the occasional muffin. Both boys enjoy their crunchy salty carbs.
The list looked pretty impressive to me when I first wrote it all out. However, it isn't really a big list when you look at it. I posted this on our refrigerator. I can't say that it has made mealtime any less frustrating for me, but I like having the information down on paper to reference when I'm too tired to remember what to make for them.
So what do you think? Would your children's list look similar? Am I slightly nuts for doing this?
It's been almost a week since I've posted anything on here. Partly because of computer problems and partly because of sick boys. Here's a little review of what's been going on with us:
-I hosted a Clothing Swap at my house on Thursday Night for my Mops group. It was SO much fun! I ended up with a cute new blouse and an awesome tall pair of black boots. I love my Mops friends!
-Ryan is now a big boy (and he knows it). He has been learning letters and he can now write "R" and "A".....halfway to writing his name!
-This guy is crazy. He is still up all hours of the night banging his head against the side of his crib. I was up with him no less than 4 or 5 times last night. I'm going to talk to his Dr. again about this behavior at his next well-check.
-Speaking of last night, Ryan slept in his own bed until 5am!!!! This hasn't happened since, oh, never?! I have no idea why he didn't wake up sooner and come into our bed before midnight, as he has done every night for the past 2+ years. I told him this morning how proud I was of him. And I may have even offered him a special surprise if he can do it again tonight. I'm praying this wasn't just a fluke!