It's been awhile. How've you been? We've been good. Nothing too interesting has been going on. The fluid in Ethan's ears is back in full force. So I'll find out tomorrow if he's going to get tubes or just go back onto the antibiotics. It might sound bad, but I hope they just put the tubes in. Honestly, I (in my very professional opinion) think they should have done that 8 months ago, and skipped the middle man (and it would have saved us about 6 trips to the ear, nose, and throat doctor and the audiologist). So that's that.
In other Ethan news, he apparently has quite the taste for humans (he thinks they're especially good with fava beans and a nice chiante). Seriously though? I've had to sign 5-FIVE- incident reports for the lil monster at day care. All involve him biting other kids hard enough to leave marks. And honestly, I don't know what to do about it. I've tried pressing his teeth into his own arm, to show him that it really does hurt. That just made him mad. I've tried swatting his butt. I've tried the harshly toned "NO! Biting hurts!" And on saturday he got his first real spanking. I didn't like it. When he gave me that look...I can't even think about that look without getting choked up. I had always been open to the use of spanking in certain situations. But now I'm not so sure. It really hurt my heart to do that.
That's one of the drawbacks about being single. I don't have anyone to back me up when I discipline Ethan. I don't have anyone reassuring me that I'm doing the right thing. I also don't have someone to brainstorm with when nothing seems to be working. (Oh, and I don't have someone that can do the discipline for me, because face it. nobody likes to be the bad guy).
I just noticed that TiVo is recording Scrubs. I have to go devote me undivided attention to it. Yes. Even thought it's a rerun. I'm addicted to that show.