Friday, December 5, 2008

Growth spurts might be the end of me.

Since 'tis the season, I thought I'd pass this along. It's a website that tests toys for toxins. You can either type in the name of the toy or scroll through their listings - they seem to have tested almost everything and it's incredibly easy to use. Handy for double-checking Santa's wares!

www.healthytoys.org

On a separate note, can I point out the fact that I'm an idiot? As I mentioned, the boy was awake for HOURS last night, gritting his teeth and crying and bucking his little body in a perfect storm of teething/growth spurt/urge to stand, and while I was up until 2 am rocking and singing and humming and patting, trying everything I could to relax him, I never once thought to give the child some Motrin. Diiiiiidn't even enter my mind. Ah, successful mothering...

(When it looked like we were having a redux at naptime I gave him his due and he was out like a light. Or at least he was until I typed that last sentence. Deep. Breath. In.)

5 comments:

jessica star said...

My almost 1 year old little guy has started having temper tantrums lately. I really hope this is just the whole growth spurt/developmental milestone/teething thing that is such a bitch and not a sign of his personality for the next three years. Pray for me.

Ali said...

I really don't think the tantrums are signs of things to come. I really don't. Probably not... (Looking nervously at sleeping child.) I think it's just a phase?

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Working on sign language helps a lot with baby frustrations, I've found.

Also, lots of baby aspirin in frequent applications when the teething grumps keep coming.

And naps. Many naps!

Woman with a Hatchet said...

RE: brining chicken: dissolve 1/2 c table salt in 2 quarts cold water in a large bowl, stockpot or Dutch oven. Immerse chicken in brine and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove from brine, pat dry with paper towels and proceed with your recipe.

Easy and guaranteed to yummify your chicken!

Ali said...

Hatchet, you are The Awesome!