Might as well admit to my whininess. There are some things here than I am happy about, like the really good pastries and ice cream and how it's about five degrees cooler here than in Bangkok. I managed to successfully figure out But I'm not a fan of this upheaval to our lives.
I miss my toddler's bedtime routine that worked well for us. I miss rocking in the POANG chair and easing Sadie's sleepy self into her crib. I have no idea why our Pack n Play hasn't arrived here for Sadie to sleep in, but it's more difficult to put her down to sleep in a bed. She fidgets and flops for a long time, and I silently curse our current living situation, though I know that I am silly because it's all temporary. But I do worry that the current trend of poor sleep isn't temporary. These thirty-minute naps are not good for her, long-term.
I also inwardly blame myself for the rather sad situation that my children are in here. It's been twelve days without toys. Correction: Madeline has a couple of toys, because she celebrated her birthday yesterday, but I digress. I packed a small assortment of toys for my kids in our air shipment, which was supposed to arrive, oh, FIVE days ago. I packed none in our suitcases that we brought here - those were full of clothes for the next month or so. Twelve days without crayons and blocks and books just sucks. The little people are channeling their excess energy and creativity into being louder and more physical (and often more obnoxious - why is Madeline suddenly acting like an eleven year old with attitude???) instead. Ugh.
Anyway, I am hoping that the rest of this week brings more positive things to balance out my level of frustration. Thankfully, a bowl of ice cream goes a long way to making our situation feel a little better.