Good golly, I didn't delete the post but I redirected it here. Many people visit this blog and I wouldn't want them to think I had entirely given up. Thank you to those who emailed me. It makes me realize that I've known many of your for a long time. I only closed the comments because I didn't want readers to think I was looking for sympathy. Yesterday was one of those very bad and rainy days. I deleted almost all my blogs from Google Reader and then wrote that post while my sick sick kids were napping. You know, they just needed to sleep. They were so cute when they woke up. Tiptoeing into my bedroom and tapping me under the covers were I was hiding. I was awake. Do you ever pretend to be asleep when your kids come in your room?
Last night my husband read two books that I've never read to the kids. One because I thought it might be too scary, Where The Wild Things Are and the second, Snoozers because it just seemed strange. Well they loved both. Cate is reading Snoozers over and over again. Right now, my difficult child is reading Where The Wild Things Are to Si.
Last night, Cate turned off her light when she went to sleep. She wasn't scared. She wanted to be "good to the Earth." Also, she has been waking up dry more mornings than not. Trust me, this makes me very happy.
I think we mamas know when we need to get off the computer and enjoy our kids. I'm not giving up blogging but I need to find a better balance. Here is a picture Cate drew last night of the Wild Things. It reminds me of the post I wrote about being worried that she didn't like doing art work. Ha ha, now I can't get her to go to bed because she loves coloring so much.