Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Victoria Day weekend!

Life with a toddler is a ton of fun these days. Little G is walking everywhere now and wants to see and touch everything. She pays attention to everything we are doing and you can almost see her filing it away for later.

Yesterday was garbage day in our neck of the woods, H had emptied one of our garbage bins and left it outside of the kitchen. I told G to put it away. So she pushed it into the kitchen and then turned it around so the open side was facing the correct way. That shocked the hell out of me because I would never have thought that she would have realized that there was a right way and a wrong way for the garbage bin to face. The kid is sharp!

She is also blowing her nose a lot which is a newly acquired skill. If she sees a napkin or kleenex around she will blow her nose and then throw the tissue in the garbage. It's pretty cute.

I think because she's in the toddler room at daycare now that she is going to change and grow even quicker now. You can really see changes from week to week with her. It was a tough transition moving from the infant room to the toddler room. She would start crying when we'd enter the driveway to the daycare and then I'd have to pull her off of me and leave her screaming in the room with the daycare provider. Ugh. So, painful. Well, that was two weeks ago. Today, we dropped her off and she walked right into the room and didn't if look back to say good-bye. She is happy there again thank goodness.

I am loving being a Mom, of course, I worry constantly that I am screwing her up for life, but I am trying my best to be there for her and to be a good role model. On that note, the weight thing continues to be an anchor around my neck. I feel like I am in a constant battle with myself over food and that the more I tell myself that I am going to buckle down and finally get this weight off the more I sabotage myself and eat crap. I really hate how my body looks and feels right now so I need to do something to get myself back on track. I am open to any and all ideas!

Oh forgot to mention, this weekend is Victoria Day weekend in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday. In Canada (well, in Ontario), this is the first official long weekend of the summer and we actually refer to it as "May Two Four" because it falls on the weekend closest to and befor May 24th. Also, because this weekend is one where we all start heading to cottages or going to cottages or simply having backyard BBQs and parties. May Two Four refers to the many Two Fours of beer that will be drank this weekend. (A Two Four or 2-4 is what we call a case of beer which contains 24 beer). To my fellow Canadians celebrating this weekend - enjoy and I hope the weather is beautiful.

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