WONDERING how to make Nereus have fun with reading books. I have been reading to him since he was a newborn and suddenly he just wants to 'read' for about 20 seconds and then he insists to put the book back to the bookself by himself. This is exhausting because the bookself is high. I'm thinking about moving his books (not the ones that get torn apart) into a basket or somewhere else that he can have access to. Maybe he wants to have control over when the books are out of the bookcase. Maybe this way he's gonna love the books again. Or maybe I have to accept the fact that he has a talent in the art of placement!
LOATHING the fact that just when Nereus got better, the weather got really crazy! Yesterday we had a beautiful sunshine and now, the craziest rain I have seen in years. What's happening?
COOKING in a totally different way! First of all, my lack of interest in cooking has totally dissapeared. Now, I feel so confident about my cooking skills and I experiment more often. I have came up with some great recipes that I'm planning to share with you in the following weeks.
READING "Eating Animals" by Jonathan Safran Foer. I started reading this in August and still haven't finished it. I have this weird habit to start reading a book and then start reading another one and getting back to it later. I have a good amount of unfinished books in my library at the moment.
LISTENING to my mother's endless moaning. She worries too much about the house being clean and blames Nereus and me for the mess. Even though it makes me feel sad and unwelcomed, I'm trying nicely to explain to her that I am too busy to be able to take care of everyone and having the house perfectly clean. She knows that, but still making a big deal about it. Cohabitation can be really hard (especially if it's unwanted by both sides) , but if we were respecting each other and had more patience things would be so much better. I'm trying to make her enjoy our presence and make her understand that she will have many years in the future to enjoy a tidy home but not another chance to savor Nereus's laughter and games. She just doesn't get it. It seems like she wants to be angry. I don't know what to do with her anymore...can't we just live in harmony?