Random Life Updates
- I decided to give up alcohol for the month of April. I have no real reason for giving up alcohol, it’s not like we drink a lot (we have a glass of wine with dinner a few times a week). Needless to say, giving up alcohol with a screaming puppy was not a good idea! I totally had a glass of red wine last night after Little MPB went to bed. Maybe I’ll try again in a month or two after the dog learns not to scream and my nerves aren’t shot from said screaming.
- I hate to say this for fear of jinxing it – Little MPB has been healthy ever since he recovered from pneumonia back in January. Does this string of healthy weeks mean we’ve survived the first winter of daycare germs?
- Speaking of pneumonia, we saw Little MPB’s pediatrician again for a check-up. She really doesn’t think the most recent x-rays mean Little MPB has asthma. According to her, first he’s too young to diagnose asthma, especially in the absence of breathing problems. X-rays simply aren’t a reliable diagnostic tool for asthma. Secondly, I guess the second set of x-rays were really bad x-rays because his positioning is so poor – I guess there’s a reason the toddler x-ray torture device is best to use. Otherwise she was very happy with his development and told us to come back in a year, unless something comes up between now and then.
- We just found out Little MPB’s favourite teacher is leaving his daycare and I am so disappointed. She’s the one who leads their potty training efforts, so I’m selfishly very disappointment. But I’m also disappointing for Little MPB as he absolutely adores her. Literally every single morning the very first thing he does is run and give her hugs. I’m so sad for my little boy.
- Doodle MPB went for her first 4 hour long one-on-one training session yesterday. We aren’t expecting an instant miracle, but I am desperately hoping that we will start to see some changes in her obsessive barking. She’s now at the point where if we aren’t in her sight-line while she’s in her x-pen, she doesn’t bark obsessively. Which means as long as we don’t go into our kitchen or use our front door, we have some peace and quite. But, unfortunately we do need to use our kitchen at least a couple times a day. She is also learning to play with a toy in her mouth which seems like a brilliant toddler-dog strategy.
- I’m on the road with work again today – I’ll drive nearly 500km (300miles) round-trip today. Lately I tend to do this at least once per week, if not twice per week. It makes for a lot of time driving. I’ve never been a fan of driving, but I expect today to be extra hard for me as my emotions and anxiety and off the charts due to the events of this last weekend. I drive a smaller Subaru hatchback and I drive a lot of rural roads to get to my client’s offices. But I know all too well that life goes on and I must go to work tomorrow, even if I’d much rather never drive a rural road again.
It’s amazing how much more I worry about driving now thanks to my fear of leaving Little MPB without his mom – I know what that’s like and I just don’t ever want my own child to have to grow up without a parent. Lately I’ve been wanting to get a larger vehicle so that I’m higher up when I’m on the road, While a larger vehicle will be a lot less fuel efficient, it will be a lot safer from a size perspective (i.e. bigger cars tend to stand up a bit better then little cars when it comes to collisions). But now it’s become a much bigger deal in my mind so I’ve become desperate to trade in my car for something bigger. Maybe a Rav4,a Subaru Forester, or a Chevy Equinox. Most likely a few year old one to make this more affordable. Anyone have any thoughts on mid-sizes SUV’s?
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