Preparing to carve the turkey?Posted: November 20, 2012
Das Big Boy attempted to go to school like this today. Yes, that is the knife from the Melissa and Doug Cutting Food set in his back pocket. He slipped it in there just before leaving.
Now I’ve made no secret of the fact that Das Big Boy is not exactly in love with school these days. He’s been going for a while, and just transitioned to the group with no caregiver present. Even in his old group, he had a hard time when other kids would get upset. Tears from anyone else triggered tears from him. I love that I have an empathic kid, but it was hard to get him to understand that the other kids were ok even if they were crying. Now we’ve added the layer of separation
AND a once-omnipresent/overbearing-now-useless mother lying at home on the couch, and it’s perhaps unsurprising that he wanted to bring some protection. Having just read Defending Jacob—nonliterary page-turner/parental anxiety book du jour–I tried not to be alarmed/amused that my two year old was trying to bring a weapon to school. We swapped out the knife for his peace frog–yes, in an effort to replace violence with peace and love–and Nanny Sunshine
carted him to school where his teachers assured us he had a great day. Said great day did include some crying, but also the fabrication of the amazing turkey pictured below.
I have an appointment (ultrasound dildo date) with my high risk OB tomorrow, so send good cervical extending and closing thoughts my way. Obviously I’m terrified, but I haven’t given myself too much time to over think it. And tomorrow also marks four weeks on bedrest, so that’s an accomplishment. I’ll be sure to let you know how the appointment goes.