I’m trying really hard to get this post done before February ends, but time is passing me by so quickly it’s hard to keep up. I’ve split this post into 4 sections: Life / My Books / Kids Books / Discussion Question
In mid January we moved from Seattle, Washington to Dallas, Texas. We are living with my mom until we close on the house that we are trying to buy. There’s been a lot of running around and dealing with stuff related to finding and buying a house. Also, I’ve been sick way too much. First a stomach bug followed by a cold which I still have the lingering cough from, and then a clogged milk duct. I’m finally feeling better and I really hope it stays that way.
The kids are having a tough time adjusting to the move. Between teething, moving stress, and having to sleep in the same room with us, the baby hasn’t slept through the night since we left Seattle. He’s working on teeth number 5 and 6. He’s figured out how to climb the stairs. He waves bye bye. He’s 24.5 pounds.
My almost 3 year old has been struggling the most with the big change. He’s been super clingy and whiney but at least he’s starting to be silly and laugh again. He tells me he wants to “go home” at least once a day. This is not a good time for him to not nap so sometimes we come up with excuses to go for a drive in the afternoon. Out of milk, again? We better go to the grocery store that’s 30 minutes away!
The almost 5 year old has been pretty helpful but is also wanting extra cuddles. I better soak it up while I can. He’s also having a lot of potty accidents which I hope is just due to the transition.
I finished 9 books.
I managed to review each book, so click the “review” button if you want to learn more about any of them.
I also read a bunch of books to the kids and my absolute favorite is:
Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson
This is an interactive (tap the firefly, blow a quiet breeze) picture book about the magic of night time. The pictures are beautiful and the book is fun and soothing at the same time. I love to read it and the kids enjoy it, too.
Overall, January was a little rough, and I expect February to be the same. I’m confident that when we are settled down in March that everyone will start to feel better.
What kinds of books do you like to read when you feel overwhelmed or stressed out?
There’s a voice in the back of my mind that really wants to go read the Sookie Stackhouse books (what the show True Blood was based on) because they are cute paranormal novellas that I remember fondly.