Spring has definitely sprung here in eastern Virginia. The weather is still up and down (a few days topping in the 70s, followed by a swift drop to a high of 45 (with a wind chill making it feel 32!). The cherry blossoms are gorgeous, but with them comes pollen. The youngest two children seem to have my allergies.
The children also seem to have spring fever. The yard has finally dried out enough to let them lose. We will need to stay doing our zoo days again. Walking them until they are worn out.
I am writing this Monday night, while waiting for some chicken to cook for chicken salad for tomorrow’s dinner. I could be washing dishes, decluttering with timers, or folding laundry, but mama needs a break.
This past Thursday-Saturday was hugely productive. With the warm, dry weather, I got to hang a dozen loads of laundry on the line (okay, some bedding I threw over our fence because king sized bedding takes up a lot of clothes line!).
Potty training our toddler has been…rough to say the least. I have gone through a lot of disinfecting spray in the past few days!
Girlie has an abscessed tooth. Thursday before last she was complaining that her tooth hurt, so I scheduled an appointment for Monday last. Friday she woke and her cheek was swollen, so I called to see about getting her in right away.
Thankfully they were able to, though with a different dentist than I usually see. I was not keen on him, but he wrote her a prescription for an antibiotic (which kills me to have to give her, but an abscessed tooth is a pretty big deal, especially for a child). Her swelling is gone. There has been a lot of cuddling going on here, which I love so much, but not much has gotten done.
We returned to the dentist, my dentist this time, to have a regular cleaning for the two bigs, and to have the toddler’s teeth checked.
Girlie needs a tooth extracted, and another tooth worked on. The dentist recommended working on the other tooth first so that her first experience with dental work is not an extraction.
Mom guilt is real, though I do understand that there are a lot of factors in dental health (genetics, mouth breathing because of oral ties), I feel like I have let our diet slip.
We will be embarking on a new diet, and some new supplements to help halt tooth decay. I will likely share more on that later.
We ran into one of our favorite librarians that happens to do girlie’s story time class after the toddler’s class Wednesday. We told her that we missed story time, but we would try again next session. Turns out she actually counted on us for class this session even though we were on the waiting list technically! So tomorrow morning (Tuesday) we have preschool story time.
The children also marveled at the fact the said librarian has not colored her usually fiery red hair in some time, and got a hair cut so her hair is now white. Being children, they did not hid this fact, which lead to a conversation about aging, and how it is not really polite to comment on one’s white hair.
This week we are beginning a new section of study with our Konos curriculum. Patience is the character trait. We will be starting plants for the garden as an activity. I always love gardening, and it is awesome that we get to model our studies around this for a few weeks.
I finally get to start krav maga again tomorrow (Tuesday) night. I am both excited and not. None of the class that I started with is still around. Honestly, I would be happy staying a white belt forever. Staying in the known. But I will not. I will get out of the comfort zone. It will be three months before belt testing comes up, which makes this a great week to start.
It also means more planning, and meal prep, because we will once again be spending quite a bit of time at the dojo two days a week. I think that I am doing chicken curry for Thursday.
Our oldest earned his green belt and has moved up to the next class. He gets so excited about it. Oh, there are days he would rather stay home and play legos, but, in the end he loves getting his new belts. It has been a good tool in teaching dedication and perseverance.
The children are beginning to ask about Easter, which is fun. We have been reading some books on the subject. Our devotion book has also been Easter themed. Easter is usually not this late in the year, but is has given us a good chance to talk about it.
Some more post ideas have been inspire by the children. Because I did not have enough ideas! It is just the getting them written and up that seems to be the problem.
I did share my guacamole recipe Friday, including my secret for green guac for days.
Well, the littlest one is awake again, so I must go check on him.
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3 thoughts on “Spring, Life, Dentists, and The Aprons & Pearls Linkup #113”
I used to suffer an agony of self recrimination with every cavity . . .
We mothers find so many ways to torture ourselves!
As usual, you have a lot going on, Robbi. I wish I could say I love gardening. The truth is I like the result so I do the gardening. LOL I do love getting outside now that it’s starting to warm up. Thanks for hosting. I hope all the dental stuff gets handled without a lot of stress and pain for the little ones.