Today, our morning and evening were quite pleasant — not without any crying or frustration, but all at reasonable levels.
In the morning, among other things, we had tea using the furoshiki as tablecloths — one for Amy and me, one for Medium Doggie.
(She set her own place — I’ve never told her where to put knives and forks and spoons, but I guess she’s noticed — sometimes she gets them backwards but not often.)
In the evening, we had a relatively early dinner, which seemed to do well for Amy — and some very pleasant playing together afterward.
In between, let’s just say that I had a hard time largely because of lost sleep last night, and Amy had a hard time once I wanted or needed to do anything other than play directly with her. I might try early lunches and naps as well, and see if that makes any difference. I’m wondering if she lost sleep as well — plus she’s developed a yeast infection after waking up with caked on poop several days ago, and it’s extremely sore.