The remains of the holidays

Last week was a challenging one. We came back from the holidays (which were great) to a first day with immunization shots for my baby boy. Not a very good evening followed, with F. refusing to eat soup for the first time. Thursday he woke up with high fever, so Papa and I took turns in staying with him at home. And the feeding refusal grew… Not only soup but also other things, like fruit or even pasta (a favourite). Also, the whining and clinging were at a peak (the paediatrician told me it is to be expected more clinging for a few months, until 18 months at least or a bit more). Sunday evening the three of us were exhausted, and meal time was a disaster. I really don’t want to go that way, so we are trying our best to understand the reason why a toddler who loved eating and never was forced to it, suddenly doesn’t wanted to eat any more… Monday we resumed our jobs/day care activities and dinner went ok, even though not as smooth as before. Everyone tells me not to worry too much and that this is probably a “phase”, even though my main concern is to keep the connection with my son through this and every other stage, and deal with it with love and respect. I have the increasing feeling that having an outside job is a drawback on the kind of relation I want to build with my child, and I’m always looking for news ways to reconnect with him after a day’s work.
On that subject of family connection, I got The Rhythm of Family a few days before Christmas, and I’ve been slowly flipping through the essays and the “Make” and “Do” ideas. The sense of rhythm is dear to me, and I have been feeling a bit disconnect with the passing of time lately. Even though the seasons aren’t as sharp as the ones described in the book, there is always a little something we can discover and wonder. And even though there is no snow around here, there are some chilly mornings – and F. is always with a running nose. So after reading about the coughing shirts in Naturkinder, I decided to knit one with Beiroa yarn, using an Interweave pattern. It’s progressing slowly, but hopefully in the next few days it will be ready.
Also, I went back to the local library and finally got a copy of Brideshead Revisited. I wanted to read this book a long time, because I faintly remember the TV serial TV serial that run many times when I was a child. Back then I wasn’t that interested in BBC series (it was much later that I watched and loved Upstairs, Downstairs and I didn’t even remember Jeremy Irons was part of the cast, but I wouldn’t mind watching it now. I have a thing about historical series… Oh well, first I‘ll read the book and then we’ll see.

Now let me thank again Ginny for hosting the Yarn Along and for the motivation to resume blogging!
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1 comentário:

  1. I do hope you guys will get better soon! The shirts really DO WORK! Beiroa is fantastic, too.

    (proud to be linked alongside Soulemama ;-)) Thank you. ALL THE BEST to you and your family.