My poor child is a miserable, drooling, clumsy, snot-nosed teething mess! She doesn't want to be held. She doesn't want to be put down. She wants to put everything in her mouth, and play with everything she's isn't suppose to touch.
She's decided that she wants to pull up on things so that she can stand. I don't know if she's woozy from all the Children's Advil, or is she's inherited her mother's stealthy ninja skills, but this poor girl has zero coordination. She's constantly hurting herself the past couple days! Chubby little leg wedged and completely stuck under the coffee table. Faceplant into the floor. Fingers pinched in the kitchen drawer. Face first into the corner of the fridge.
My child is going to look like I beat her!
After a morning of chasing her around, trying to keep her safe, and then kissing owies becasue I apparently wasn't doing a very good job of it, I was feeling a little frazzled. So I decided I needed to spend a little time in the one place that always makes me feel better - my kitchen. I brought most of the items from Growly Bear's toy box in there and dumped it on the floor to keep her occupied, and got to work on some Pumpkin Apple muffins.
Of course she didn't want her toys, she wanted anything she wasn't suppose to have, and decided it would be fun to go through the contents of every bottom drawer (which she's just learned to open) in the entire kitchen. After telling her "not for you!" and moving her away what felt like 40 times, I thought "Ugh! Why not?" and gave her the majority of Tupperware out of the drawer she was most interested in. She was thrilled, and clearly thought she won that battle as she smiled up at me with her best big cheese ball smile. Clearly I won though, seeing as I got to make some muffins while my girl quietly played without hurting herself on anything!
Today hasn't been much better. She's still falling and crashing into things, and is in just an all around bad mood. I'm hoping and praying that the nasty tooth on the top right will just break through already so that she (and me too!) can get some relief. But then I quickly remember, the tooth on the other side will follow shortly. This teething thing is a harsh process!
I came across this post last night on one of the blogs I follow. Not that I by any means am wishing this time away, but some days I feel a little more tired then others. I think her post came at the perfect time, and was exactly what I needed to read. Each day is a gift, even the ones with lots of bonks and tears and runny noses. Even the ones where I feel like I need a stiff drink at the end of the day!
This mommy is going to take a little quiet moment while Growly Bear has her nap. And for those that are interested in my Pumpkin Apple Muffins, please find the recipe at the end of this post.
Oh, and in other exciting news! My blog is now in the Top 50 at TopMommyBlogs.com! Thanks everyone so much for the votes, and please keep em coming!
Love and Hugs!
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1.5 cups whole wheat, and 1 cup white)
- 1.5 cups white sugar
- 2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup millet
- 2 eggs
- 2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups cubed peeled apples
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/2 cup large flaked oatmeal
2) In a small bowl, combine streusel ingredients, and stir until crumbly. Sprinkle over batter.
3) Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.