Wednesday, June 14, 2006

News Flash

This morning when I got up I went to Mary's room, as usual. As usual, she had been up for a while, and playing quietly till I went to get her. Her bedroom light was on, as usual, she can reach it from her crib. What was not usual was the fact that she was not in her crib. That's right, she was a free range baby, roaming around her room making a mess. What the hell? She's not even 18 months old, how can she have figured out how to get out of her crib? Should I keep putting her in her crib and hope that we don't have a repeat performance, or should I go about changing her crib into a toddler bed? If it's a real bed then there is absolutely nothing keeping her in bed at night or during nap time, and that's not cool.

Also, does anyone know when a child shows whether they are left or right handed? It's been driving me a little crazy (not that it matters which she is) but she shows a definate preference for her left hand right now.

My sinus cold has slowly migrated down my throat and into my chest, and is setting up camp there. How long should I suffer with a cold before going to the doctor? It's been a week now.

8 comments:

Anne R. Key said...

You should go to the doctor NOW.

Sheesh.

Irrylyn said...

Yes, generally if it lasts longer than 3-5 days, you should go to the doctor.

Goody said...

Antibiotics-everyone's doin' them man.

I was a lefty until I started school and they switched me over- see how *normal* I turned out?

Goody said...

Excuse me-I mean "left handed." I'm still very much a "lefty"

Emmett said...

I think cribs should have tops, ones you can close and lock to keep those monkeys inside. It may *look* like a cage, sure, but that's only a technicality.

Jenn said...

Ha! I just spoke to my Mum on the phone and told her that I was going to buy some chicken wire to make a top to Marys cage, er, crib.

Anne R. Key said...

And leashes! Let's not forget leashes! Leon had one, and, really, he still could use one...

Kristeen said...

I think they say handed-ness is defined by the time they're two or three but Saoirse is definitely right handed!

Actually, hospitals have 'domes' made out of plastic that they put on cribs to keep the climbers in!