So, the question(s) for today is/are: do you/will you tell your kids that Santa exists (existS as in present tense, not talking about the man who used to take presents to people’s doors….he’s been gone a while now :)? What are your reasons? Any strong opinions regarding this subject?
I’m leaning more towards the “no Santa” approach, but I’d like to hear what others have to say on the matter. I grew up “believing in Santa” until one Christmas Eve when I saw my parents sneaking out to the tree with all of our “Santa presents,” and I wasn’t traumatized our surprised. I had suspected it anyhow. I don’t really see why the Santa thing is necessary but I’m willing to hear your thoughts!!
Onto the “here and now” things. I got the flu late Sunday night and have basically been in bed ever since. Fortunately, my mom has a doctor friend who gave us suggestions on how we could fight this flu – I’ve been taking zinc, drinking electrolyte-enhanced water and sleeping as much as possible and I honestly think it’s already leaving me. I’m still a bit breathless and dizzy, and my cough is still there, but I’m feeling SO much better. I’m telling you, never is there a worse time to be sick than when you have an infant – especially one who happens to be an around the clock nurser. You know what I mean? You can’t just tell the kid to be quiet and go back to sleep, you just have to lie there and live with it while the two of you sweat profusely together (as a result of my fever). It was harsh. But I’m thankful that it seems like my body is recovering. I’m definitely giving myself some “time off” though…I’m taking it easy because I want this thing completely out of my system. Especially since Allie’s baby shower is on Saturday. 🙂
I guess now I just need to pray that this thing doesn’t pass on to Ryan and Jack!
Speaking of Jack, that boy gets funnier by the day. When I shower, I put him in his chair in the bathroom in front of the full-length mirror so he can play and look at himself. Lately, when I’ve peeked out the shower door to check on him, he has been giving himself this hilarious sideways smile (think mischievous yet adorable) and raising his right eyebrow only! It’s so funny….he really likes to look at himself. Which, of course, could be a bad thing somewhere down the line, but right now he’s seven months old, and it gives me ten minutes of peace for a shower. 🙂
In closing, I recently found this website that explains how to wash your hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar instead of shampoo (save money, avoid toxic chemicals…..what could be better?). I’m thinking about doing it. Thoughts?