Tuesday, September 26, 2006

The Library

I love our public library. Really. It has been years since I've really appreciated a library and I love this one. (I recently heard someone ask if it would be possible in this day and age to set up a public repository of books so that everyone would be allowed to read them and have the government pay for this service. Ummmm....No.)

Our neighborhood 'brary is a few blocks from our house. It has a great kids section where we go to sit on the sofas and pick out the books we want to take home for 3 weeks.

And it's pretty. Fluffy, I know, but it's all bricks and glass and fits into our neighborhood architecture beautifully. Conor points and shouts, "LIBRARY!" every time we pass.

I have decided to work my way through our library reading books I woudn't buy. I've started with the A's, reading Yo! by Julia Alvarez. It's good. (Better than the Devil Wear's Prada, dontcha know)

Other things are going on. Things for which I am googling endlessly, but do not wish to share. Yet.

I am also busy with a new course prep, a new research team, new paper, a grant proposal and a miscarriage under my belt in the last month. I've worked both Saturday and Sunday for the last two weekends and imagine this trend is going to continue for at least 6 more months.

Bear with me with me for a while. Hell, BARE with me for a while; I'm still breastfeeding.

11 comments:

OneTiredEma said...

Yeah, Miss M is still all about the boob also. She puts herself to sleep for naps and at night, but not without an insistent "Nurse You!" nightcap.

Fran said...

What a coincidence - I am about 3/4 way through Yo! as we speak.

Anita said...

Fran---that is weird!! If only I was running again like you are!

MLN said...

27 months old and we are still nursing too...now, she just asks for "bit O'Mommy milk"

Jennifer said...

Good luck with whatever you're Googling...

Nancy said...

I applaud the fact that you are “still” breastfeeding. I know sometimes it gets tiring, but you are doing such a great thing for him. You get the good mother award. Yay you!

While you are at the library, check out “The Read Aloud Handbook” (see http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/rah.html) The first part of the book is how important it is to read to your kids, which you already know, but the bulk of the book is lists of great read aloud books at every age level. You almost guaranteed that it is a good book if it is on the list.

Can’t wait to hear about the Googling!

Anonymous said...

You are still breastfeeding? I think it's sick when the child is old enough to ask for it.
Mom of 2

Anita said...

Anonymous--

That's why the world average for weaning is 4 years? So either 1) the rest of the world doesn't start speaking until 4 or 2) it's normal to breastfeed longer than you think.

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2006/09/18/extended_breastfeeding/index.html

Food for thought, eh?

Anonymous said...

It may be the world average but you live in the USA. Time to let your kid grow up.

Piratewench said...

Isn't it interesting that people who make negative remarks must do so anonymously...lol.

Anyway, I wonder if bf has any correlation with mc...have you ever heard of that? I know that it can make getting pregnant difficult if you're still doing it in some cases.

Anita said...

Kathi/PW--

It is weird.

In any case, there is not evidence of bfing related to m/c. In fact, many people tandem breastfeed: breastfeeding both a newborn and a toddler. (So they breastfed through their pregnancy)