I don't feel very art-of-momish this week.
Yesterday - Peach's first day in the young preschool class - I had the worst drop off ever (although apparently she had a great day), a crazy hectic day, followed by leaving early to take her to the doctor, arriving at the doctor at 5:48 (traffic was nuts), and then a surprisingly pleasant doctor's visit. After about 18 months of fighting the doctor, I asked her on the way out of school, "hey, do you want to go to the doctor?" and she said, "I want to go to doctor." And it was awesome. She didn't fight having her weight taken (31.7 pounds - finally over the 30 pound mark!) She didn't fight having the doctor look at the spot on her skin that I was worried about. She hopped down after her exam and started playing. She didn't fuss about the seasonal flu nasal mist experience. It was fabulous. I thought, "Wow. She's really growing up."
Bonus: we were both in bed, and asleep, by about 8:30.
This morning, I was reminded again that yes, I have a toddler. Waking up: crying and fussing. Putting on potty: lots of whining. Putting on clothes: two parent operation. Brushing of teeth: ditto. Drive in: much demanding of going to the zoo instead of school. Drop off: Second worst ever.
And what is up with this new "I want to go to store" demand that crops up every time she has to do something she doesn't like? I don't get it. Matthew calls her his little capitalist.
But we had a great weekend: we met her BFF JM (and JM's mom) at the zoo, and they were so cute, holding hands and hugging and giggling. Little girls are so cute! And I love that as dominant as Peach is, personality wise, she is perfectly content to follow JM's lead. We ate at Peach's favorite place - Noodles & Co. - for macaroni and cheese and meatballs - and much fun was had. I finally found a coat (at Target!) that she will wear instead of refusing my choices with a dismissive, "I just be cold."
Ah, well. Hopefully the weekend will come soon. Work is topsy turvy (down a legal assistant) and I will probably end up having to do a work road trip on Saturday, but I'll look forward to the zoo on Sunday.