Solid poo has returned to the littlest member of our household and life can resume as normal. Yay! Every time we get over another big illness I think to myself "well, THAT certainly has to be the last time anyone is sick this season!" but I've learned to just shut my trap, because I've been wrong a few times already.
I realized I never really updated on how Eloise's teeth were after the whole debacle of being pushed face-first in to the arm of our futon (hmmmm, just one more reason we need to get rid of that crappy thing?). She was at the dentist for the second time this past Tuesday and things seem to be okay. Her one front tooth was pushed out of place so it will be a matter of time before we know how it affects the tooth next to it or the permanent tooth that will grow in behind it. The mama in me worries about how goofy her smile will look, as well. Hopefully just goofy in an endearing way and not in an "oh my god what happened to that kid!" way.
Yesterday I took the girls to an indoor play area and we had a lot of fun. I hadn't been there with Iris since before Eloise was born! Iris found a friend and raced around and jumped in the bouncy houses and rode on the trikes and Eloise toddled around and drove Little Tikes cars and slid down slides. I was especially happy that neither of them got in too big of scuffles with any other children. I always worry that I'm going to be the mama of the kids that other parents fear, but yesterday all was well. In fact, the biggest upset of the day came from another child pushing Iris off a trike (and where was his parent? Probably one of the ones lined up against the wall reading a magazine).
For the first time in many years I went to a lap swim at the neighborhood pool. It was fantastic. I am a water person. I love, love, love the water. I grew up with Lake Michigan literally in my backyard and all of my summers on a sailboat, so swimming is just something I have always done. I was pleasantly surprised at how much stamina I had and how many laps I was able to do. The only downside of swimming is how awful you smell afterwards. Blech.