Thursday, April 23, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
My friend, Dr. Silvia Bunge, needs children for a research project involving children's cognition. They've got some very promising preliminary results (including significant increases in IQ after an 8-week after school program), but need to recruit more children. Here's the link to their lab. It's in Berkeley, CA on the UC Berkeley campus. Quinn's too young to do this, but I thought other readers might have kids who would fit their needs.
Disclosure: I might be working with the Bunge Lab, so I have an incentive to be nice to them.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
quite get the whole "collection" concept and would often re-hide the
eggs after finding them. But he seemed to have fun and liked the
treats inside. He quickly got overwhelmed by all the people though.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
animals. He liked the otters a lot, or maybe just wanted to play in
their water. Here he is casting aside his drink and attempting to
scale the fence. We are happy to report he was unsuccessful in the
Friday, April 10, 2009
brought him into the bed. This seemed to cheer him up, but didn't help
him get to sleep. So we put him back in his crib. I'm going to get a
snack. I'm over the anger part and now I'm in the zombie part.
Note: the times on these posts are integral to the content.
reason. This pushes my helpless rage buttons more than just about
anything else. Once I've figured out that he's got his pacifier, hasn't
pooped, and hasn't wedged his limbs into the crib, there's really
nothing to do but wait him out. He usually goes back to sleep in 30-60
minutes. But the disruption is often enough so that I don't feel quite
right the next day, even if the total number of hours of sleep I get is
adequate. The urge to scream SHUT UP! at the top of my lungs (and I have
a loud voice that's been trained for theater) is sometimes hard to
resist, but I always manage.
Things seem quiet now. I'll see if I can get back to sleep. Maybe if I
just think of this sort of thing as routine it won't trigger such a
reaction in me.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009