Just thought I'd post that I had a great day today. It started out early as hell, but I had coffee all ready to go and Ingrid was in a good mood. So, it was doable. I had my bathroom and kitchen cleaned, Ingrid had breakfast, I'd had two cups of coffee, and Otis was down for a nap all by 9am. Sheesh.
Ingrid played by herself for a long time this morning, she got into my button stash. It's amazing how simple things like buttons or scraps of fabric can keep her occupied for ages! I used the time she was busy and Otis was sleeping to make my living room curtains.
We had new friends over to play after lunch. It's great to be back in Milwaukee because everyone had kids while we were gone. So instead of being the only parents, we now have a great support group of others with kids and there are a lot of moms around during the day to have playdates with. Ingrid's not too sure of her new friends, she seems rather pushy with them--to see what she can get away with maybe? I don't know what it is, but with her old friends in Michigan she never seemed this bossy/grabby/pushy. Hopefully this too is a phase that she will quickly outgrow!
I can almost feel spring coming. I can't wait. The lake is a couple blocks away and there's a great park there I can take Ingrid to. I will be so happy when we can just get outside and I can let Ingrid run her energy off instead of her breaking down at 4pm every day because she's been cooped up with a tired mom and a colicky little brother. It's so close!