Friday, March 8, 2013

Random Friday Thoughts

I know I wrote in yesterday's 20 Questions post that Saturday is my favorite day of the week, and that's true, but I also quite like Fridays.  I get to dress in business casual most Fridays (barring court hearings or depositions), and that generally leads to a slightly more relaxed atmosphere around the office.  Although I am usually pretty tired by Friday, I am also in the downward slide into my weekend, and that's always a good thing.

During my law school days, I seldom had classes on Fridays, and during the two semesters when I did, I was always done by mid-to-late morning.  Those were the days!  One of the perks of the government job for which I was interviewed (and am still waiting to hear about. . . the wheels turn slowly) is the possibility of a flexible work schedule that could include working four 10-hour days and having Fridays off.  I have to admit that that would be a HUGE benefit to me, given my current life.  ;-)

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A little Friday fill-in. . .

1. I love the feeling of that first good stretch in the morning.

2. Seeing my sons always brightens my day.

3. The birth of my sons is what I will remember the most from 2012.

4. My favorite family recipe is roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.

5. When I want to spoil myself I have a full body massage.

6. Flipping Vegas is my favorite TV show.  (Currently.  This changes frequently, as I don't control the remote control in our house often.)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing and making tacos for dinner, tomorrow my plans include morning session at The Lit.tle Gym, getting our tile grout deep cleaned and date night with MM and Sunday, I want to get outside with the boys if the weather permits!  (It's been beautiful here every day this week--sunny and in the high 70s/low 80s--and now today it's raining with a forecast high of 61 and rain expected through tomorrow at least.)

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One last thought for the moms reading. . .Our sons are only 13 months, so needless to say, they still cry and fuss regularly, given that they can't fully communicate yet. That's totally developmentally appropriate for them and what we expect.  I don't think that AJ and MJ cry excessively or more than most other kiddos their age.

I was musing last night while I had a baby crying in each ear simultaneously for the third time that evening about when we might reasonably expect to get through our days with no crying. I'm sure this varies somewhat from child to child, but I'd be curious to hear other moms' experiences. At what age did your little one stop crying on a daily basis?


From polling friends, I've heard everything from "My little one hardly cried at all after about 18 months" to "My son is 6 and still cries almost every day over something."

I've had loads of experience with children before having my own, and I know from that experience that children obviously cry more than adults, for a few reasons.  Just wondering if there is any hope for tear-free days in our future.

3 comments:

  1. S!!! OMG! I've been out of the blog world pretty much since EK was born in Jan 2011. I'm back now! But I had no idea you had twin boys! That is so fabulous!! Huge congrats (13 months late)! It's weird. We had a happier house around 18 mos but it didn't last long. 2 is a constant mood swing with lots of whining!!! Regardless, she can now communicate WHY she's crying which is very helpful!

    Again, Congrats! Super proud of you. I have one of those government jobs now too. Lol. It's not 4 days a week, but full time is less than 40 hours a week and it's very flexible, which is nice.

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  2. 5 and still crying most every day (both of them). It's less .. CRY and more SCREAM mostly though. Not sure if that's better or worse. But at some point you get to send them to their rooms for it :)

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  3. Hi!
    Long time reader, first time commenting here. :-)
    I have a two year old and he still cries every day, but less frequently. These days, he cries most often if he's been naughty and is being put in time out.
    Now, the whining...well, that happens ALL the time.
    Kelly

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