I've had an AT&T Tilt for a couple of years, but the battery isn't lasting the way it used to. A new battery was $50. A new iPhone was only $100. Guess what I chose!
BJ is annoyed because now I am officially cooler than he is.
Boy is Apple slick. Their packaging is slick. Their interface is slick. I'm even thinking about going to a Mac next time I need to upgrade my laptop.
BJ will plotz when he reads that.
So, that's what I've been doing for the last 24 hours, more or less, trying to get everything set up and configured. iThink it's really going to help me keep up with everything at BlogHer.
Ok, I'll stop with the "iXXXXX" now. Heee...
We did take an iPhone break when Bumpa stopped by last night for a visit. The girls were so happy to see him. Then we took a pizza over to Karen's to play with her and her kids. It was a nice evening.
Today we're having lunch with Casey and her kids, probably at Chick Fil A, but first I have to find her phone number. It's in my old phone. I also need a shower and stuff.
I have an appointment with the brilliant Dr. Dave this afternoon. I haven't really talked about it on the blog, but basically I want to talk to him about boundaries and preschoolers and what's normal. I feel like the kids are touchier with me than other peoples' kids are with them, and I'm not sure if it's normal. MG has a real thing for my "squishy tummy" (I just love that adjective. *sigh*) and sometimes if she's stressed, she'll try to put her head under my shirt. In public. Delightful.
We went to the drive-in a few weeks ago, and Claire was cold, so I put her inside my shirt to keep her warm. Ever since, she's been putting her dolls and toys inside her shirt, with their heads through the neck hole of the shirt, and asking me to "go in." Sometimes I let her, depending on what shirt I'm wearing. Sometimes I don't. It depends on my mood, too, and where we are. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to be that touched, and sometimes we're in a place where it isn't appropriate at all.
Whenever I lay down with either of them, usually to go to sleep, and sometimes if we're just sitting, their hands will find their way into my shirt and they'll rub my stomach. Again, sometimes I ignore it, but sometimes I can't (like if we're out in public) and I don't let them do it.
I guess I need to know if this is normal, if I'm damaging them by letting them do it, or not letting them do it. All the Sears books talk about how important it is to have "skin to skin" contact with babies, but none of them tell you when to stop!!
Bearing in mind that Claire is 28 months old and MG is going to be 4 next month, what do you think? Did your kids still use you as a security blanket at this age? Have I screwed them up (again), or is this normal?
Also, am I weird for going to a shrink over this? Hahaha... I really respect Dr. Dave when it comes to parenting stuff. He is really knowledgable, and just talking to them and hearing, "you're doing fine, your instincts are good," from an expert really helps me with my confidence. I could hear that from BJ, my mom, other moms, my sister... all day, but for some reason Dr. Dave's opinion carries a lot of weight. Maybe it's the Ph.D.
Then tonight, BJ wants to take the kids to Grandpa Ben's farm and go camping in the pasture! That'll be interesting! I predict that Claire and I are going to end up indoors. I'll take pictures and let you know how it goes.
I really need to find Casey's number and get a shower. What are you doing for fun this weekend?