01 June 2011
On Weaning and Teacher's Gifts
Hello all, I hope you are well! I've enjoyed reading your opinions as to where we should move.
London, huh? (Really? With kids??) Well, I'll let you know once we've figured it out (luckily we
still have some time until we need to make that decision... )
But on to other things. Fé had her last day of kerho (playschool/club) today. The kids had a little
performance, such cuteness!, and Fe got to be princess Rosebud (ah happiness!).
At the end of it, the kids had cookies and juice and were genereally happy and excited to be
soon sent off into summer vacation.
(The fun ended when one snotnose took away what Fe deemed her own toy, and well,
it all ended in somewhat of a meltdown and we ended up leaving early. Oh well.)
Anyway, Fé gave two of her signature cups to her teachers, based on drawings she had made
of them earlier. (I had asked her to draw her teachers, and she drew an elephant and a giraffe...)
But I wanted to talk about something else, too. Rememer snotnose from above? The one who
took away Fe's toys? Well, I was doing a pretty good job judging her parents, for being
completely incompetent at handling the situation,when it occurred to me that I am completely
incompetent myself when it comes to another parenting situation:
Weaning, I don't get it, I can't do it. I'm unable to. How do all the nursing moms on this planet
DO it? I didn't manage to wean Fe until she was almost two years old, and it was only after a long
and painful process for both of us, and after reading every available book written on the topic.
Moms keep telling me stories of how their babies just "stopped" nursing, all by themselves,
at one point or the other, and I look down on the little wolverine hanging on my breast, and know,
just KNOW, that that is never going to happen for us.
I am a life-size pacifier.
I'm frustrated. I'm tired of getting up 10 times at night. I want my body back to myself. I want OUT!
HOW DO I DO IT? HELP!
(And whoa, it's June... how did that happen! And why are we still wearing hats and coats?!)
PS We need one.