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Well, it's not slowing her down. - Elf M. Sternberg
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Well, it's not slowing her down.
So, last night Kouryou-chan gets her first bath since the burn, and I get a good look at her hand. It's healing extremely well. I want the pill that makes my cells go back to that kind of youthful vigour as readily as hers do. One can still see the marks, but the browning has almost faded and the glossiness has retreated somewhat. She's unafraid to use the hand, which by itself is a good sign, sealed as it is within a gauzy mitten loaded with silver sulfadiazine.

Before the bath, we took her to Kidopolis, one of those kids-only padded super jungle-gyms where she could roughhouse as much as she wanted. The hand was barely an impediment to climbing the netted tunnels, padded spirals with two-foot intervals, and rope ladders. Unfortunately, it is slowing down her one way, in learning how to use the toilet, since she cannot now pull down her pants by herself. Hopefully, this won't knock her off-track too badly. I read Sleeping Beauty and Thomas the Tank Engine to her before putting her to bed-- the latter is surprisingly demanding as it expects the reader to keep an enormous amount of detail in his head about whom is doing what at any given time, and if you lose track, the story loses all comprehensibility. I know they're considered "classics," but not all classics are so difficult to read. It needs an editor.

She slept in her own bed, seems to have overcome most of her cough, and didn't get up in the middle of the night that I know of. All good signs that the crisis is going to be behind us very soon.

Current Mood: happy happy
Current Music: Kuraki Mai, Key To My Heart

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From: technoshaman Date: March 12th, 2003 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Kinda reminds me of the Cat in the Hat... I got shanghaied into reading the gentlemen that one night... my goddess, took nearly half an hour! Now, with the Sneetches, you can limit it to one story out of the book, and make'em wait until tomorrow night to hear about the Zox...

Funny thing, I don't ever remember bedtime stories... I know I got read to during the day, vaguely, but bedtime reading generally involved a pilfered flashlight... OTOH, by the time I was three, I could read to myself all I wanted, anything from the Little Engine to U.S. News & World Report and Business and Commercial Aviation.... it was what was available, and if there were fifty dollar words, I'd just bleep over'em and get the rest from context. Who needs a bedtime story when you read all day anyway? :)
jenkitty From: jenkitty Date: March 12th, 2003 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't ever remember bedtime stories

Heh. My brother and I were both avid readers, so our parents made us a deal. Bedtime was at 9:00, strict, lights-out. But if we were reading, we could stay up an extra half-hour. Needless to say, it was a deal both of us took to with some fervor. And I still did extra by flashlight (I remember reading by the light of the electric blanket control, I was that hungry for the written word).
blaisepascal From: blaisepascal Date: March 12th, 2003 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)

The magic of cut-tags....

So here I was, reading along, and all of a sudden I see a TMI alert, right before reading that you were reading Sleeping Beauty to your daughter. Knowing your other writing, my mind immediately picked the wrong version of Sleeping Beauty (you know, the one in trilogy format by a famous author of vampire stories), and did a double-take. THe wonders of free-association.
elfs From: elfs Date: March 12th, 2003 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: The magic of cut-tags....

Heh. Y'know, that never occurred to me. Funny enough, I have The Claiming Of... in my Palm e-book reader right now (and I don't feel guilty about that at all, even though it's a pirate copy-- I've given Anne and Penguin my money for this book four times already, and have one copy on my shelves. It's in my possession. I tend to be scrupulous about that sort of thing).

I work pretty hard to keep my hobby-life and my parent-life separate. I'll keep doing that until my kids are old enough to read LJ and the Web for themselves-- which will probably be, scarily enough, Real Soon Now.

Then what do I do?
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blaisepascal From: blaisepascal Date: March 12th, 2003 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: The magic of cut-tags....

I know the question was rhetorical, but I suspect that the answer depends on if you want your kids to not find out about the stuff Daddy's into, or if you want your kids to not find out that Daddy's into the stuff that Daddy's into.

Realistically, I suspect that the former is a fruitless excercise, and of the latter, they won't care or won't really want to know -- until they are old enough to deal with it.

If you've been doing a good job of separating your hobbies from your parenting so far, then just keeping up with the separation you've been doing should be enough.
nyssasemephit From: nyssasemephit Date: March 12th, 2003 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Waves and pops into your LJ*

I am glad to hear things are doing much better...
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 13th, 2003 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
if they are like any other kid in america they dont want to know about that kinda thing--it totally grosses them out to think of there parents as sexual beings.
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