I'm up this morning, drinking my coffee and wishing my Weatherbug was reading about 20*F higher than the 33*F it reads right now. The girls have been indulging in TERRIBLE TWOS behavior for several days and I want to get them outside and exercise the hell out of them. Or else find a roll of duct tape and use it liberally.
Elisabeth can't watch half a DVD these days (yes, we've been employing the electronic babysitter a lot, on account of I'm a bad mom) before she gets really bored and starts punching buttons. Occasionally she finds the right combination to turn it the DVD off and turn the TV on (which is usually tuned to something like CNN which they don't really like much), but if she doesn't, both girls get all pissed off and start diversionary tactics like hair-pulling.
Catherine will then wander off and start playing with some toy like the ring stacker or a puzzle. Except when she can't get a piece to fit she will pitch a little fit and squeal and throw the piece and the big wooden puzzle halfway across the room. Or slam it into a piece of furniture or my leg. She's not doing well these days in her anger management lessons.
One bright note - we're still really worried about Elisabeth not talking and I end up coaching her on words every meal, and every time we do just about anything. Which must get really annoying for her, I'm sure. Most of the time she'll just babble some nonsense sounds and that will be as close as she can get. But yesterday when she wanted the Elmo video I got her to say "Moe". And when we arrived in the minivan in St. Michaels yesterday she said, all by herself, "Home!" Yay!! I think I might have to buy her an obnoxious little Elmo doll to celebrate.
I did an hour on the bike trainer last night watching CSI and Without A Trace which seemed like ten hours. FINALLY got through it! Why does an hour on the bike outside seem like nothing and inside it takes forever??