Parenting Henri

this is about henri, and the parenting thereof

Working it out/Eavesropping 2010/09/03

Henri at Play

H: Listen, bugs. You better get outta here. You’re going to get a big time-out from your mommy.

*What can I say? We have a fly problem.

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H: Are you a BIG boy or a little, little boy?

*I swear; I have never, ever, ever said those words!!

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Henri at Breakfast

{ignores me for a long time, like 3 minutes or something}

H: You’re working on your ‘puter and You’re Going to Pay Attention to Me When. You’re. Done.

M: (thinks) I love you.

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there’s no stopping him now… 2008/11/06

Filed under: slacker mom — lee lee @ 10:07 pm

this is a double-posting day, only because i’ve been so bluggish (sluggish @ blogging) and, in fact, haven’t updated this in quite a L-O-N-G time…

anyhoo. in case you’re wondering. henri’s alive and well.  and he has taken his first steps and he says his first word constantly.  however, he won’t take any more steps.  i think he’s going to be a politician, all talk and no…well, you get the joke.

i’m sure he’s changed in many more ways over the past six months or so while i was not blogging, but it’s all been such a blur. it sounds cliche, but–believe me–it’s TRUE: i can’t believe he’s almost a year old!!! geez, i haven’t even lost my baby belly yet…

time does, indeed, fly when you’re having fun with h-man.  or maybe it just flies when you’re working 15 jobs and also taking care of an ambitious, rambunctious, danger-loving man (i’m still talking about henri, not the other man in my life).

well, i’m sure time will continue to leave us in its dust and i’ll continue to slack off in the mom-blog department.  but what’s the use of being a parent if you can’t disappoint everyone who’s counting on you to be perfect anyway???

 

i’m too mommy-sappy to appreciate the benefits of co-parenting 2008/04/15

Filed under: slacker mom — lee lee @ 4:09 pm

this morning was the first, probably since the 2 weeks postpartum where i wanted to die, that i really did NOT want to get up with henri (and he didn’t even wake up before my alarm went off). no, really…even on the weekends, i look forward to hearing his first little sounds of the morning–even though he is a signaler (and not a self-soother), he rarely cries; it’s more of a fussiness to let us know that he’s Finally Awake. i [usually] get up pretty quickly to see his contagious smile (that alone is worth the labor of getting out of bed), even if it’s just to bring him back to bed with me so he can play with his feet while we “rest our eyes” some more. but today–my first thought was mommy is too tired. luckily, mark got up surprisingly quick for someone who is oh-so-not a morning person and grabbed him and a diaper (wow!), allowing me to lie there and pretend like i was still asleep. of course, as soon as he was in bed, i couldn’t keep my eyes closed. sleepy or not, i was in henri-withdrawal. 🙂

 

we miss mark 2008/04/03

Filed under: slacker mom,sleep is overrated — lee lee @ 2:59 pm

i don’t think henri’s sleeping all that well, and neither is his mommy!  usually, he wakes up about 6:45 and plays in his bouncy seat for a while until i drag my ass out of bed.  but–this week–he hasn’t even wanted to get up when i’m ready to leave, which is around 7:30.   at some point in the night/early morning, he wakes up and will not keep his pacifier in.  after about 3 times putting it back in, i just put him in my bed.  but i think this makes both of us sleep more restlessly.  what’s a mom/son to do??? we need mcknight back!!!

 

baby boy, now i’m all grown up 2008/03/14

Filed under: great kid,slacker mom — lee lee @ 9:36 am

i’ve had nothing to do with this, but… the past 2 nights, henri has slept In His Cradle and Through the Entire Night – NO Bottle.  (he does wimper when his pacifier falls out, but no crying!)

next thing you know, he’ll be applying to ivy league schools and helping me figure out the latest technological advances… *sigh*