Kavya kept climbing up into my lap, making it pretty impossible to do anything other than watch tv (her shows, of course), read, or talk on the phone. And I would still be happy to snuggle with her more, but it's not actually good for her to just sit on the couch cuddling with me for hours upon hours. Jarmila has the energy to take her out to play, or to the library, and I am still too tired for much of that. Plus, of course, I relaxed all of yesterday, but I actually do have a lot of work (mostly on the computer) to do this week, and I have to get some of it done. We wish we knew what was going on in Kavi's little head.
- Adding the two mornings a week of Adriana (started two weeks ago) has just made it too many mornings without much mama. If that's the case, it's a short-term problem, at least, since this is just to get us through to the end of the semester.
- Anand is getting more demanding as he gets older, and wants a lot more active play. This is more of a problem, if that's what's bothering her, since I'm not sure when he'll start getting more self-sufficient. Right now, he can't quite sit up on his own -- well, he can, but he falls over often, and you have to tip him up again, and pay attention. He also likes trying to stand, which requires help. And he can roll over now, and does, but it often makes him mad when he ends up on his back instead of his front, or vice versa, depending on his mood. Which requires more attention and soothing. I think within a month or two, he'll be crawling, and hopefully his mood will improve, but in the meantime, Kavi's getting somewhat short shrift from all the childcare folks.
- My giving her more attention starting on Saturday (with the start of spring break) has somehow triggered a desire for even more? I have no idea how to deal with that, though, since I don't want to stop cuddling my daughter. But I also don't want her permanently attached to my lap.
We're just not sure what's the best way to get her to be calm and happy girl again. All the tears are very upsetting.