Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dr. Ivy Answers (Again)

Allyson in Arizona asks,
Dr. Ivy - how do I know when to use "beside" and "besides"? Also, how do you fit it all into a day?

Dr. Ivy says,
"To answer your first question, find the highest point in your field of vision. Is it a building? Is it a mountain? Is it a tree? Whatever it is, climb to the top of it. Lick the index finger on your right hand and hold it in the air. You're testing the wind. If the wind is blowing eastward, the answer is 'beside'. If the wind is blowing westward, say 'besides'.
Now for your second question: I'll admit, there was a time when I was completely overwhelmed with my demanding schedule. Between napping, playing, cooing, eating and diaper changes, it seemed there just weren't enough hours in the day to get it all done. But then I got myself a day planner. It's like I always say, a baby girl is nothing without her day planner.  I'm fastidious about writing each day's schedule, and now I know exactly where I need to be and when. 8-10, crib. 10-10:15, snack. 10:15-11:00, swing, etc. I'm now a happier, more productive infant, rarely stressed by the things I need to accomplish each day."

Dr. Ivy

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1 comment:

  1. Dr. Ivy,

    Thanks. I'd post my results here, but I think the point of your advice was that you have to discover some things for yourself. I wouldn't want to ruin that for anyone.


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