It’s a mom’s life, take 2

15 Jan

In what surely must be my proudest moment of environmental awareness, I realized that I’ve now boiled the same kettle of water four times.

First time, it was before supper, when I had a hankering for a cup of hot chocolate.  And then I thought, well, I’ll be eating with Jade, and we’re already having mashed potatoes and corn, which she can’t have, and corn is a former favourite of hers.  So I’ll forego the hot chocolate for now.  (She didn’t care a whit about the corn, by the way.  She was having carrots and she pointed at our corn and said, “Carrots!”  Strange.  But better than a tantrum.)

The second time was after Jade was in bed and I thought I’d go ahead and have a hot drink.  But then Halia decided she’d have enough of the swing.  So I nursed her for a bit and then realized it was getting late enough to get her ready for bed.  So I did.

About forty minutes later, I came back upstairs and settled down to read the latest posts in my feed reader.  The water went on again.  And then I heard a wail that meant Halia wasn’t asleep, as I’d though.

Another forty minutes, some of which was spent sitting on my bed contemplating my knee as I waited to see if the grunting and snuffling baby next door would fall asleep, and I’m back upstairs.  I boiled that darned water for the fourth time and I finally got to have my cup of hot chocolate.  As a consolation, I even stole some of Jade’s whipping cream and whipped it up for myself as a topping.  Yum!

At least it was only about a cup of water, not the full two litres the kettle holds.  That’s gotta count for something, right?

2 Responses to “It’s a mom’s life, take 2”

  1. Jackie S. Quire January 16, 2009 at 9:36 am #

    You know, I’ve meant to write this earlier… but I’m really unbelievably taken aback by how MATURE Jade seems about this whole “not allowed to eat X” thing.

    I know that personally I have like ZERO willpower, and meticulously measuring and restricting my food intake would be unbearable.

    Amazing to think that a toddler would have an easier go of it than me…

    But then I guess maybe the toddler makes the connection to the seizures, and for me it’s just “I’m a little chubby”

  2. Lara January 18, 2009 at 1:33 am #

    LOL! Im glad Im not the only one with a grunting and snuffling baby 🙂

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