Sunday, May 29, 2011

From my journals.......1979 (November and December)

November 1: A nice, unusually quiet LLL meeting. The next series will be rather a circus—during the daytime at my house. We have three single mothers in our group now.

November 7: I'm reading The Mother's Almanac, and getting inspired to let the girls do more in the kitchen with me. It's one of the things I very much looked forward to, but found little fun in actual practice. I hate to admit it about myself, but the mess that kids make in cooking, the patience required while they take so long about it, and the sometimes less-than-perfect results were enough to make it a nerve-wracking experience for me. However, in my constant efforts to change my ways, I am trying again—this time with a conscious effort to develop a more patient and accepting attitude.

December contains only entries about Joey's nursing strike. He was 14 months old, and went from being a wonderfully enthusiastic nurser to adamantly refusing to have any part of it, even in his sleep. He cried all the time, but refused to be comforted. It was a hard time for everyone in the family, and was never resolved. I don't want to revisit it, so this will wind up 1979. I hope I developed that "more patient and accepting attitude" about my daughters in the kitchen......

11 comments:

Dolores said...

I enjoy your journal, Susan. How I wish I had kept a journal!

How is your new haircut doing? You inspired me (at the Kitchen Table) to also try a new haircut. It has taken a few weeks but I am getting used to it.

The Cookbook Junkie said...

When you said it was 'never resolved' I had thoughts of your fully grown son still crying and fussing every night. At this point, the fact that he won't nurse anymore is probably a good thing LOL.

Susan said...

LOL Paula, that's so funny. And you know what? He and his wife are at a breastfeeding class tonight!

Dolores, I have no words for my haircut except to thank the heavens that I have a sense of humor and didn't lose it at the salon. I'm sure yours looks great!

Susan said...

Google is requiring me to leave another comment. They're so attentive.

Dolores said...

Susan - after leaving my first comment I went to the Kitchen Table and learned of your most recent haircut - I have had those kind before - seems like they take forever to grow out. And your first one looked so great! Good luck with getting back to it.

crystal said...

Hi Susan :)

Susan said...

Oh, hi, Crystal. :-)

Helen said...

Hi Susan!

Susan said...

Hey, Helen! :-)

Eulalia (Lali) Benejam Cobb said...

"Pour the cup of flour into the...careful now...big bowl and--never mind, spills happen. Here's some more flour." How I remember those days, and the feeling that I had urgent things to do, but that this was important somehow.

Susan said...

Lali, "urgent things to do".....yes, I remember it well. And I'm sure we're both thinking how non-urgent they seem now.

Thanks, Dolores. If anything, I'm even more unhappy with this stupid cut. Why is hair so important??