Turns out the sound cutting off on my new #Bluetooth headset on #OSX was due to signal interference from a Bluetooth mouse. I turned off the mouse and boom, no sound problems. It was probably about time to stop using that mouse anyway, the thing is literally falling apart. I have a USB version of the mouse, so now I need to dig out a USB hub with an extra port.
My son's classroom door was actually bolted shut because of all the kids who tried to, well, bolt in search of their parents. Ours didn't cry--he seemed more confused than anything as we said good-bye and left, but he may start bawling himself when he realizes we're not coming back soon. Poor kid! I'm nervous because we've never left him in the care of non-family members, but my husband seems comfortable with it. He'll be picking the kid up after lunch since I have a class.
It was Wailing City in daycare when we dropped our son off today 😅 The daycare had an adjustment period last week when at least one parent would stay with each child and then take the child back home after about an hour of joint activities. This week is the first when kids are actually dropped off, though they are still picked up right after lunch, and it's hard on the kids who are new to daycare. #parenting #daycare
Managing anxiety & procrastination
Ok the e-mail is drafted, saved, and closed! And it turns out I actually have a valid reason not to send it yet, and have also sent the other (much easier) e-mail that needs to go out first! I'm free, for now!!
Me, after crudely stitching my toddler's name on a towel I'm dropping off at his daycare: Where's my Mom of the Year award #parenting
Anxiety, procrastination, forgetfulness
You know how your brain actually tricks you into forgetting tasks you don't want to do, and you spend half a day in vague #anxiety wondering what it was you had to do and also not really wanting to remember? Yeah, I hate that.
Ok nobody told me that a toddler talking in his sleep is the most adorable thing in the world wtf. Admittedly it's more like "talking," he's in the stage where he strings syllables together without forming real words so what he actually said was ma-ma-ma-ma-ma, but still. And I thought his bursting into giggles that one time during a nap was cute. #parenting #children
Hart case, murder, suicide, racism tw
The #BrokenHarts #podcast reports the story of Jennifer and Sarah Hart and their six adopted children Markis, Hannah, Devonte, Abigail, Jeremiah, and Ciera who died in an apparent murder-suicide when Jennifer Hart drove the family car over a cliff. It was a powerful and heartbreaking story. I am so angry at how badly these children were failed by the systems that were supposed to protect them, and the systemic racism that ultimately took their lives.
I mean I guess the responsible thing to do would have been to report it as lost immediately, but small things go missing so often with a toddler in the house I couldn't be arsed.
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