Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's no secret that this pregnancy has been hard for me and my family.

Since August.

It's also no secret that I am feeling much better these days.

...except for knowing that I still have 15 weeks left. :)

Another no brainer is that my children have been neglected during the sick times. For example, Munckin can recognize any character in any show on Noggin. Wubbzy-she loves him. Diego-she can sing along. Kailan, Miss Spider, the Backyardigans, Wonder Pets, and even the Ferocious Beast are all counted among her friends. Now, while this has helped build her vocabulary, it has also erased her ability to entertain herself. Her vocabulary almost makes up for it though!

So yesterday was the start of rehab. TV rehab. I am starting slow. They each get to pick 30 minutes of TV per day. Munchkin gets hers out of the way by 8am every day. Wubbzy. What else. Thumbelina gets hers while I am trying to make dinner. Thankfully, she is content to work her way through Letter Factory. ET is a bit harder to please. His choice is the last TV before bed. Last night his choice was Napolean Dynamite. Fun for all ages!

I know that right now may not be the best time to implement a plan like this. You know with the whole IT'S WINTER! thing. There is no playing outside, no going to the park or any other fun outdoor activities. I am pretty sure that the only thing that is making this plan even remotely possible is Valentine's Day, construction paper and stickers. Wish us luck!

(Side note: on the way to the doctor yesterday, I told the girls that it was going to snow again. Munckin groaned, and Thumbelina said, in a most wistful voice, "Oh, Mom. I miss summer!" Yeah, me too.)