I hadn't even thought about the sand burning Leah's feet, but then I seldom go to the beach, and when I have been to the beach, it's generally been in much cooler climates than Florida. I thought perhaps she was just uncomfortable with the feeling of a shifting surface under her feet--but if it was a hot, shifting surface, that would be even worse. I have noticed that the only time Leah isn't fussy appears to be when she's not in direct contact with her parents. She was more relaxed at daycare on her first day than she is with them, perhaps because the daycare situation isn't as tense and loud.Originally Posted by Debb70;4033392;
I never understand how people can go on vacation when they're hard up for money either. There are things they could do closer to home that are less expensive--free, even--to relax. I haven't taken a non-work related trip in years, so I've decided to start saving money every month so I can go somewhere fun next summer--and I am gainfully employed full-time and make a decent salary. I'm just more comfortable saving up for something before I do it, so I don't have to pay it off in installments later or dip into the money I have set aside for emergencies or, heaven forbid, my long term savings.
Maci has clearly grown up quickly in order to be the best mother she can be for Bentley. Caitlin and Tyler still have a ways to go in terms of growing up, but they're dealing better with their situation than one might think they would, given their messy family situations. I agree that they probably need to see other people or, at the very least, need to stop being so dependent upon one another for all their emotional needs. Even if they just started spending time with their own friends, that might help.
I don't think Farrah has a clue what it means to be a mother to Sophia. She often seems to treat her like some kind of little doll she can play with when she wishes and ignore the rest of the time. She also treats Sophia to things like a pedicure--which Farrah enjoys--without thinking about what Sophia might enjoy. I realize Sophia seemed okay with the pedicure, but Farrah never gets down on the floor and plays simple games that Sophia might like, because Farrah's not interested in doing that. It's about what Farrah wants, not what Sophia needs. And I agree that Farrah and her mother are going to tear that little girl apart if they don't start trying to get along for her sake.