Not a lot of posts lately; Rookie mistake. I’ve been pretty depressed and then Small got super sick. She threw up about a dozen times and took five or six naps. As she hasn’t taken a nap since before she was two, I was deeply concerned.
But she’s fine now, begging to watch t.v. She’s watched enough, though. She’s thumbing threw a scrapbook she made. Much better use of time.
I posted this:
“Spanking does for a child’s development what wife-beating does for a marriage.” -PTAVE
On Facebook. I got kind of a lot of positive replies, and then a pm saying, very kindly, that she didn’t like being compared to a wife beater. She had a very good point and I called her so we could talk about it. She is a kind, nurturing woman and I am glad to have her as a friend. I obviously don’t agree with some of her child-rearing philosophies, but I am thankful for her. When I was in the hospital program, she watched Small two days a week. She’s paid for baby-sitters and prayed for us. It would be hard to find a better friend.
I’m sorry but I don’t have anything wonderfully insightful to say today. (Like I ever do.) The depression is hanging on and impedes my creativity. Maybe tomorrow.