We have a lot of our sisters out there in the trenches right now - early cycle days, in The Wait or pregnant. Go ahead and let your fantasies run wild. I will tempt Fate out loud so s/he misses your verbalization of a Take Home Baby.
Toddlerina is on the upswing.
I read a book that compared babies/toddlers/preschoolers to a spiral. Picture a slinky hanging down from the ceiling. That kind of spiral. The upswing is to the whole ages: 1, 2 or 3. The downswing is on the half year: 6 months, 1 and a half, TWO AND A HALF, etc.
(You can read about equilibrium and disequilibrium here and here. It is really interesting. I wish I had known it prior to my own demise.)
I have been a prisoner in my home for the last 6 months. Ok, maybe a little longer as she descended into madness. It is where I got the nick name Toddlerina for HRH. She ruled with a tiny iron fist. And teeth.
Heavens rejoice, I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel. My girl is returning. Oh, how I missed her.
I suppose I will need a new name for Toddlerina. She will be a preschooler this year and hopefully not a tiny tyrant. Jay doesn't have a handle. Not sure why she does.
PreSchoolerista doesn't really roll off the tongue. Maybe I just need to get used to this new little person with her new identity.