We feel like we are coming close to the end of winter. Things feel more managable, more hopeful.
My New Years Resolution of catering less to Lucy's picky tastes in food is really paying off. Our meals are more enjoyable, more diverse and healthier. Lucy has started eating oatmeal (hearty oatmeal) for breakfast. She's had lots of roasted veggies, black beans and rice, split pea soup and a bigger variety of pasta. We are definately on a good road here. Whew.
Lucy hasn't lost her spunkyness, her defiance or her spirit but she has grown a lot and when she is well rested and not hungry her extreme behaviors have centered a little. She is easier and each day that goes by without extreme struggles seems to roll to future good days (much in the same way a bad morning can lead to a bad afternoon, to a bad evening). We are having more good days then bad days and that is saying a lot given that we're still neck deep in ice and snow here. NECK DEEP.
I leave you with a sample of the after dinner show that Lucy put on tonight. Very cute.