Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Read My Essay in Preschoolers Today

Way back in September I told you about this, and here it finally is! Come and read about one little creative way I have found to balance my excessive need for solitude with my children's excessive needs in general.

Oh and Happy Thanksgiving! In addition to good health, good kids, good friends, blah blah blah, I'm incredibly thankful for everyone who reads this blog!

10 comments:

Melissa said...

Good for you! I'm off to read it now.

Oh, and I'm thankful for blah blah blah this year, too.

Kate said...

What a great article! Ingenius idea! I will make sure to stash my cabernet in the hall closet next time I need a break.

PunditMom said...

Staci, I loved this article and your sensibility! I share your view that some TV-viewing time for our kids gives us some essential respite from their demands. I love R., but sometimes a little Kim Possible can go a long way to preserving mommy's sanity!

BTW, your "happy hour" idea is ingenious! I wish I had one closet in the house big enough to accomodate!

mad muthas said...

excellent ruse! and so much fun for all of you. keep it up ...
(great writing, btw)

Big Orange said...

ohmahgarshk, I wish I had thought of that!!
Problem is, with one with autism and the other with a language delay, NEITHER of them understood the hide n' seek concept-- I tried...

Andrew said...

Hi Staci,
Belated Happy Thanksgiving, and belated thanks for dropping by my site and for leaving such an insightful comment. I appreciate it!

Have a great one!
Andrew ("To Love, Honor and Dismay")

Mom101 said...

What a nice essay Staci! Congrats.

Fresh Mommy said...

Congrats Staci!

I can relate. It takes me an hour (or two) to escape the fog of (not enough) sleep, so I depend heavily on Elmo, Dora, Diego, and Blue to get me through the first hour (or two) of the day. Were it not for the succor of television, I might have lost it long ago.

Anjali said...

Great article! Congratulations!

Kit said...

Love the article - I haven't tried that way round, but now the kids are older tehy can go and hide, I get a few things done and THEN go and find them. Sometimes I have to count loudly and slowly to get the appropriate mood going and convince them I'm playing their game. I wish I had a big enough closet to fit out to do it your way though!