I think I am about to start my man-period. For no particular reason, I'm fighting the Crabby McCrabsters, and keep having thoughts of, "I just want to be alone," or "Don't talk to me," or "Will you just shut UP?" or "I'm so tired of being responsible."
Wouldn't it be fun to just not be responsible for a little while?
Everyone in SoCal is talking about it, so I will too. The earthquake yesterday was different from any other I've felt. It was slow and swaying, like standing on a cruise ship in mildly wavy waters. I was standing next to the counter and actually grabbed it to keep my balance. The water was sloshing out of the pool and the light fixtures were swinging, but nothing else really happened. And, if you're in the mood to read about an earthquake that scared the bejebus out of me and made me scream like a lady, you may do so here.
My six-year-old son is not good at playing independently. He must always have someone with him, someone to entertain him. I encourage him to do things by himself sometimes, but he just stands there looking lost. I owe this mostly to the fact that he has been taken care of one-on-one for most of his life by our nanny, Ines. She has done a very good job with him, but she has also had a very hard time letting him play alone. Any ideas on how to help him play successfully alone? Do any of your kids have this problem? It is so beyond me and my mentality because sometimes it seems that I would rather do anything/everything alone these days. Being able to self-entertain is so important to me. How did I get a son who just cannot do it?
Incidentally, my MIL is just like this. She needs to always have someone to entertain her (or to talk at) and is at a complete loss when she finds herself alone. Are any of you like that?
I think I have cramps.