Monday, October 10, 2011

the plague

Last week I got hit by what I have affectionately termed "the plague." I suppose I should give a proper medical diagnosis and tell you the doctor called it a "winter virus." All I know is I was sick, sicker than I've been in a LONG time sick. Nic was a superhero and took care of two babies (yes one of those babies is me). If this wasn't the flu, I don't want to know what the flu is. Once I'm back to feeling 100% myself I will be the first person in line at my local CVS for a flu shot. This is just a suggestion but I highly recommend you're second in line.

Now for the lighthearted stuff (and no more public service announcements I promise). We bought Sadie this DVD. It kept popping up on blogs I read, magazines, etc. so I gave in and bought it. I don't want to be a helicopter, overbearing parent so I've told myself one DVD is ok. It really is amazing how fascinated Sadie is by it. It's the only thing that will capture her attention for more than two minutes at a time. Basically they just repeat the letter over and over again; in a way it's kind of trippy but I see how it could work. According to Preschool Prep (the maker of the DVD) "Meet the Letters is a powerful tool designed to teach babies and toddlers the alphabet during an opportune window of time when they are learning to talk." I"ll let you know how it turns out.

Speaking of things holding Sadie's attention, we found this video courtesy of our friends (who are also parents) a while back, and Sadie has just recently been mesmerized by it. She has also learned to clap her hands so maybe we have a potential musician on our hands? Enjoy some for now!

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