Sad Dom

A sad Dom (Sept. 24, 2012)

Dom and Alex had a fussy day. This morning was marked by crying, pushing, and timeouts over toys and space. Finally, with both boys flopping on the floor in tears and the wagon (an evil source of temptation and strife) banished to the front porch, I packed up some food, slipped the boys into sandals and hats, and tossed the weepy bundles into the wagon.

As we headed to the park, the tears dried, and we even got to stop and pet a friendly Labrador who dropped his tennis ball in Dom’s lap. I chatted with Grandma, and the boys pointed out random cars, trucks, mailboxes, and trees. This morning at the Fort Natomas park the boys ran around in the toddler area, and they even took turns pushing each other in the red swing. After a while, I got daring and took them into the park section for older children. We did surprisingly well with the boys not taking off in different directions much and usually coming when I called out, “This way.” They took turns steering a large ship, rode a low-to-the-ground tire swing, laid down and held on to the tilted circle as I pushed it around in circles, carefully climbed down some really tall steps (about 2 feet high), and explored other new areas. Afterward, we found a shady spot under the tower to eat our morning snack of cantaloupe, strawberry, and leftover banana pancake–a little picnic feast before our walk home.

Alex was ready to finish his naptime at 2, and he and I had two hours to hangout and play together: cars, chases, kisses, and buzzy bees. A little after 4, I decided to wake Dom up–often a risky decision and today was no exception. After some peaceful time nursing, he was soon frustrated and crying at any provocation. I brought in the new large box of diapers (still full) to let Alex and Dom climb all over it. The only problem was that Dom didn’t want Alex on top of the box with him or to touch any of his toys…or to be near any of his toys that he might accidentally touch. I took Dom back to give him some time to play with his toys in his brother’s crib, and he was happier almost at once. After a bit, Alex came in and asked to play in Dom’s crib, and the two happily played together but separate until they started experimenting with screeching. Then I fetched the wagon and popped them in for a walk around the block right at 5. Puck came out of his office and joined us for the walk, and we enjoyed the company of two happy little boys–the joy of being out and about with my little ones.

Dom and Alex laughing

Dom and Alex enjoying each other's company (Sept. 24, 2012)

At dinner the boys were extra hungry–especially Dom–and after large helpings, they ate a peach and half. Puck had fencing tonight, so I had the boys to myself for our bedtime routine. Fortunately, they were more prone to hysterical laughter than tears in the late evening. We read three books–the last two with Dom and Alex on my lap. Lately, at the end of the books, Dom has been turning around to curl into my shoulder and say, “Mama, Mama”–trying to call shotgun for rocking with me during the songs. Tonight, he did so again, though I had both boys snuggled on my lap as I rocked and sang. There was another round of hyper laughter during the singing, but they settled into their cribs to sleep peacefully. A pleasant end to a rather trying day. Thank goodness for the healing powers of adventures out of doors to soothe the tears and frustrations of my little fellas and to turn a day of tears into an evening of laughter.

7,342 Responses to “A Day of Tears”

  1. So if you are expecting plenty of help, remember that it isn’t really forthcoming.
    Understand the subject – While writing the essay, first thing you should do
    is to define the niche. If you say because over and over again, the
    only thing your reader will be mindful of is really because – it’ll stifle your argument and it is towards the top of this list of things
    you should avoid within your academic work.

  2. The job outlook for insurance agents is good.

  3. I pгecisely desіred to appreciate yοu once more.
    I ɗⲟ not know what Imіght have followed without those baѕics provided by you
    concerning mmy theme. It has been a reral frustrating scenario in my
    view, but looking at a skilled foгm you handled it foгced mе to weep for delight.
    I will be happier for the guidance and even hope that you reaalize
    what a powerful job your are undertaking instгucting the otheгs using a web site.
    I am sure you haven’t got to know any of us.

    Look into my weblog :: online financial management

  4. For most recent news you have to go to see world-wide-web and on the web I found this site as a
    finest site for newest updates.

  5. Look! Baby squirrels are trapped in the bubbles when playing on the beanstalk.
    Shoot bubbles to help Mom Squirrel save her babies!
    https://goo.gl/JPUoKf
    Bubble shoot Pet Features
    -Match & Shoot bubbles to save the baby squirrels
    -Login every day to get free & amazing items and use them in game
    -Collect keys on Neverland to open the treasure boxes
    -Special boosters & bubbles to help you pass the hard levels
    -Enjoy the enchanting graphic and beautiful music
    -Easily sync the game across different devices by connecting to Facebook
    -Challenge your friends and see their progress
    -Free & easy to play, hard to master
    -More than 500 levels and even more new levels are coming soon!

  6. below you will find the link to some internet sites that we believe you should visit

  7. Hello! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with SEO?

    I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing
    very good success. If you know of any please share.
    Cheers!

  8. Yay google is my quеen assisted mе to find this
    outstanding internet site!

    Feel free to visit my site: ftt test

  9. Uttеrly composed written content, Really enjoyed examining.

    Here is my blog post … how to borrow money – Swen

  10. I am actսally tthɑnkful to the owner of tis website who has shared this enormouѕ pоst at here.

    my web-site patio drins with grates; Weldon,

  11. I vieѡ something genuinely special in thіs website.

    Stop by my web skte – car renters

  12. Or, you can uninstall GSA Internet search engine Ranker from your computer system by using the Add/Remove Program
    feature in the Home window’s Control Panel.

    Also visit my web-site … klicka här (Marcy)

  13. If уou deѕire to increase your familiarity simply keep
    visiting this sіte and be updated with the latest
    news posted here.

    Check out my blog: lb finance personal loan

  14. Yes, even though everything that listing down, you continue
    to need to sit and compose an entire response, exactly the same way you’ll write any essay.
    Each format pressupposes a particular formation plus design for citing rephrased and
    echoed resources and only all selections
    of printed, internet, and other kinds of resources.

    However, it’s also possible to be wondering to purchase good essay writing examples.

  15. Mү sрouse and I stumbled oѵer hеre coming from a different web page and thought I may
    as well check thingѕ out. I like what I see ѕo
    now i am following you. Lоok forward to looking at your web page
    repeatedly.

  16. of course ⅼike your web-site hoԝever you need to test the spelling on several of your posts.

    Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it vvery troublesome to tewll the truth
    nevertheless I’ll surelу come back ɑgain.

    My ѕitе; easy money management

  17. Keeⲣ on wгiting, great job!

    Stop by my web page; round drainage covers

  18. nevertheless [cue for newness] bravery, constancy, and
    resolution [reverse of submission]. Understand the subject – While writing the essay, the first thing you should
    do is to define the topic. To ensure that they will will comprehend the
    message that you are hoping to get across, write making use of their language and
    write while considering their level of comprehension.

  19. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting
    my own blog and was wondering what all is required to get
    set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a
    pretty penny? I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% positive.
    Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

  20. we came across a cool web site that you just may possibly love. Take a look in the event you want

  21. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having trouble
    locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some suggestions
    for your blog you might be interested in hearing.

    Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing
    it develop over time.

  22. usually posts some incredibly intriguing stuff like this. If you are new to this site

  23. Well I sincеrely enjoyed reading it. This subject offereԀ by you
    is very useful foor accurate planning.

    My blog … personal finance advice articles

  24. Terrific article! That is the type of info that are meant to be shared around the
    web. Disgrace on Google for now not positioning this submit higher!
    Come on over and visit my site . Thank you =)

  25. Nice ρost. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basіs.
    Ιt wiⅼl always be exciting to read content from other writeгs and use something from other wеb ѕites.

  26. Awesome post.

  27. Yes, even though everything that listing down, in the end you must sit and compose a full response,
    the same way you’ll write any essay. Each format pressupposes
    a specific formation plus design for citing rephrased and echoed resources in support of all choices of printed, internet, along with other kinds of resources.
    Run-on sentences occur on account of deficiency of punctuation and happen whenever you become lost within your essay.

  28. What a information of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable familiarity on the topic of unpredicted feelings.

  29. Appreciate the recommendation. Let me try it out.

  30. This is my first time go to see at here and i am genuinely
    happy to read everthing at alone place.

  31. It’s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I’m satisfied
    that you just shared this helpful information with us.
    Please keep us uup to date like this. Thank you for
    sharing.

  32. Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your articles?
    I mean, what you say is valuable and everything. Nevertheless think about if you added some
    great pictures or videos to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this website could
    definitely be one of the best in its field. Wonderful blog!

  33. Thanks designed for sharing such a good opinion, piece
    of writing is nice, thats why i have read it completely

  34. Hello would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a hard time choosing
    between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your design and style
    seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  35. An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a
    colleague who was doing a little research on this.
    And he actually bought me lunch due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him…

    lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending some time to discuss this subject here
    on your internet site.

  36. I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post
    is written by him as no one else know such detailed about my problem.
    You are wonderful! Thanks!

  37. This post will assist the internet users for building up new webpage or even a blog from start to end.

  38. It’s very effortless to find out any topic on net as compared to textbooks, as I found
    this paragraph at this site.

  39. I don’t even know the way I stopped up here, but I thought this post used to be good.
    I don’t recognise who you are however definitely you’re going to a famous blogger in the event you are
    not already. Cheers!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. خرید vpn
  2. کولر صنعتی
  3. خرید دوربین مدار بسته

Leave a Reply

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>