January 16, 2004

Girls' Morning Out
Emily and I went to the library this morning. We used to go every other week, until I had Elijah. I've been so consumed by him, that we stopped going. The last few weeks with Emily have been very trying. She's turned from being the sweetest child in the world, to an absolutely horrible brat. So I thought maybe if we would start doing something special together once a week, just the two of us, maybe it would help her.

In thinking about it, I realize that I haven't devoted any time for her since we had the baby. It's all been about him. She's been very good about not acting jealous towards him. At least, she hasn't been ugly to Elijah, but she sure has been hateful to me!

Anyway, I am going to try harder to find special time to do things with her. Maybe that will make things better. I'm also working on a plan for a system of checks and balances for her. She is so spoiled. She thinks she should be able to get or do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. So we're fixing to work on that, too. I have a plan and I'm working on some charts to print out. I'm excited about it, and I believe it will work and will be a good thing for us to do with her. She needs to learn and feel a sense of responsibility. I don't think she's too young to learn that.

Well, it's time to get some writing done. My To Do List is pretty long today. Not all of it is writing related. But I want to be able to cross most things off of the list, if not all, by the end of the day. Hope you are having a terrific day!!