Posted on April 30, 2008
I’ve spent the last couple of days in the throes of a cold. One of those energy sapping, motivation draining, soul sucking colds. You know the ones, where you don’t want to get off the couch, the only things that bring comfort are hot tea, a comfy blankie and hours and hours of mindless tv. On these days I don’t feel like I am a very good Mommy. Chloe likes to go…she doesn’t care where we are going, as long she can go SOMEWHERE! And when I am sick, I am a big fat wimp. I don’t want to go anywhere or do anything. Yesterday, she finally got so bored with me she resorted to entertaining herself! I do have to say, even though she was bored, she was exceptionally well behaved. I have to brag that I have a very good little girl. I know a lot of that is temperament, but I am going to take a little credit. She is very sweet, loving, and cuddly. And when I am not feeling good, cuddling with my baby is the best medicine!
Posted on April 28, 2008
As of 4/30/08, we are no longer members of the Camden Aquarium. So, we decided to visit for the last time on a day they proclaimed they were having a “Penguin Festival.” It was lame, but for the first time Chloe was REALLY into the fish. She was so excited, she ran from tank to tank yelling out the names of the fish. I, of course, forgot the camera at home, but luckily my phone takes okay pictures. Here’s a few, see the gallery for more.
Posted on April 25, 2008
John and I have never been sticklers for the exact date of milestones. We don’t celebrate our anniversary ON our anniversary, we usually give each other birthday presents the day they are purchased, even if it is weeks ahead of time, and Christmas is a month long event for us. So, it shouldn’t be a surprise that as soon as we got the box of presents from my parents, I let Chloe open them. I am sure there is some specific reason, probably related to teaching delayed gratification, for making kids wait, but I haven’t bought into it. So, here are the pictures of the beginning of her second birthday. It will also be a month long event! (Oh, luck has it that her birthday actually falls on a Saturday, so we are having her party on her birthday, that’s something right?) I have included pictures of her invitations as well which were all hand made (thanks again, Sara!). Stay tuned for more birthday festivities!
Posted on April 23, 2008
I don’t understand the results of Idol tonight. How did Brook and Jason pass through this round with the lousy performances they gave last night. My faith in idol has been shaken. I think it might be rigged. (Both the David’s kicked ass last night, though!)
OK, here is my prediction for what its worth: David Cook and David Archuleta will be the final two. Unless, of course, the Earth really does start spinning off its axis, hell gets a little cooler, and pigs start taking flying lessons. (Was that too much? It felt like too much.)
Posted on April 23, 2008
1) Go to bed later than usual and then wake up every two hours. It works best if you can wait until the Mommy is just inches from sleep, and then start knocking on your door. And if you can handle it, it also works well to stay up for two hours straight singing and talking to yourself from around 2 am to 4 am (times may vary). This is a garanteed way to make the Mommy crazy (or crazier, as the case may be.)
2) Approach the Mommy with your best cute face and say, “Mommy, get it, PEEEESE!” When the Mommy asks, “What do you need, Sweetie.” Say with just as much zeal, “PEEEEESE.” When the Mommy asks again for clarification start your typical tantrum cycle. You know the one: face falls, lip quivers, voice reaches that whiney level that makes the Mommy’s hair stand on end. Slowly start to lose your cool until you are on the floor face down crying because nobody understands you.
3) Knock over your bowl of cheerios as many times as you can (making sure to step on a few in the process), “accidentally” squeeze your juice box all over the Mommy’s sofa, and leave remnants of grilled cheese and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches all over the house for the Mommy to find.
4) Call out, “Mommy” at least fifty times in a row, for absolutely no reason (other than to make the Mommy crazy/crazier.)
5) When the Mommy is busy doing something, anything, sit on her feet holding onto her leg and cry uncontrollably until she finally gives in and picks you up. Then wrap your legs around her with a vice like grip so that she cannot put you back down, there by guaranteeing that you will be late to wherever you are going and/or dinner burns.
For more tips on How to Torture Mommy, please send a self addressed stamped envelope to Chloe, Mommy Torture Inc., PO Box 1234569101112 (7 and 8 still don’t exist).
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