Sunday, September 27, 2009
I am going to be an aunt again. By next June there will be a new bouncing baby Clark. Perhaps you remember my nice Gia? So, clearly this will be another baby chock full of fantabulous DNA. What does this mean for me? Shopping, getting my baby fix vicariously (so much easier on the body) and the joy our family will feel next year when he/she/they (ha) join us. Congrats to my brother & sister [in-law]! I only say "in-law" so you do not think my siblings are married with children. That's gross.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Is this a necessary battle? Eat your [insert veggie here] please. OK, eat 4 bites. Fine, eat 2. You are not leaving this table until you eat [said veggie]! You have 2 choices, eat [the damn veggie] or go to bed!
She's in bed.
I let her choose her own ensembles on the weekends. Choose her hairstyle. I try to give her at least two options in order to maintain some control & provide her with the capabilities to make decisions on her own.
Who wins these battles? Nobody. She was sad. I was both sad & irritated. Her father was adamant that we stick to our guns. Her brother wanted to play with her.I don;t want to spend my life yelling. But I can't just allow her to rule the house. I don't want to spend the time we have together doing anything other than laughing, playing and snuggling.
I have no problem taking away the computer, t.v. time or playdates. But for some reason limiting her time with "us" is hard for me to do. For her father its a piece of cake. He works 60 hours a week. Doesn't he want to cherish the few moments he has with her every other weekend? Or is he 100% right & I'm a sap?
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
...as well as I take care of my children, I'd be all set. They always have: raincoats/fleece/appropriate outerwear, boots, hats, mittens, scarves,umbrellas, snacks, sunscreen, and natural bug wipes that cost $8 for 8. Take for instance today's lunch. Ali has a full tray (albeit bologna) and I have a fucking frozen TGIF quesadilla that you put in the microwave and a generic cola. WTF? Ali takes her multi vitamin every morning. They have applesauce instead of fries. Milk instead of soda. A blanket & a pillow for long car rides. Bottles full of water when it's hot out. Let's not even get into their wardrobes! Ali has salon hair-cuts, manicures and pedicures. We bought her a laptop when she was 4. Did i mention she has an i-pod nano & I only have the mini? That's it...I am on strike.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
...that if you say "Don't touch that.", they just HAVE to?
If you look your best, you will run into no one.
If you look your worst...you run into your ex & his hot new girlfriend (insert applicable scenerio here)
If you ask him what he wants for dinner his reply will be "Whatever you want."
You never have the coupon when you end up at the store..the one for 30% off that they just can't honor without it?
When your mood is "hell yeah", theirs is "huh"
~Queen Crazy Mum of Insanityville
Friday, September 4, 2009
I adore this book. This book will make you want to buy a BlackBerry. I can't wait until I am due for an upgrade. I love the format of this book the most. It is quite literally a diary. So when I go to my nightstand & pick it up after nights of ignoring said nightstand & book-I can just pick it up where I left off. Kathy's definitions & tags kill me. Blarching: the lurching, arching, and general squirming about that a toddler performs when being unjustly and involuntarily put into a stringent torture device known as the "car seat." Can also be activated by the common shopping cart. Reminds me of diaper changing these days. Kathy pokes fun at herself and others when she writes about a disabled network. Like the day Twitter and facebook stopped. The book compares the BlackBerry SmartPhone (aka BBSP) to a toddler. And lists entire professions that don't require a BBSP either. My favorite entry was Hide Away, My Good Man; theories as to why men disappear. Kathy's sarcasm & wit will make any mom (worth mentioning) laugh. She's sharing the thoughts that roll around in our heads. I look forward to going back to read Journey to the Darkside: Supermom Goes Home & The Secret Life of Supermom. Check out www.blackberrydiaries.blogspot.com ~Queen Crazy Mum of Insanityville