Monday, January 29, 2007

Cowboy dreaming

The Kid woke up very, very early this morning and she was crying. This wasn't her normal nighttime cry, this was her 'get in here NOW because I'm about to have a full scale freak out' cry. So, I go into her room and rub her tummy and ask her what's wrong.

Her answer?

"I don't want to play the cowboy game!"

Actually, that is the translation. What she actually said was "I want play cow boy game!" I know she means 'don't want' because everytime I set a meal in front of her with mushrooms in it, she will pick one out and say "I want eat mush roooooom! Yeeeeeech!" But I'm still unclear as to whether she was dreaming about cows (often called cowboys by TK) or cowboys (like John Wayne). And what could this game be? Curious.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Babies on planes

There was an story on all the news sources today about a family that was on a plane and their 3 year old daughter would not stop screaming and crying so they were kicked off the plane.

It's a good thing China Southern didn't have the same policy.

On a totally unrelated note, the picture above was taken one year ago. I can't even believe that that is the same little girl. She looks so scared and tiny and sad.

What a difference a year makes!

Friday, January 19, 2007

A perfect day

Somedays as a parent, I feel like I do a much better job than other days. Today was one of the really great days. We didn't have any fights over getting dressed, fixing her hair, putting on her coat, getting strapped into her car seat. The Kid was in a great mood, I was in a great mood. We went to the playland and every few minutes, she would come over and give me a hug. (That's pretty unusual....she normally only wants to hug when I want her to do something she doesn't want to do.) Everywhere we went, some stranger was stopping us to say how well behaved The Kid was. I don't really care what people say, but it is nice to have them commenting on the good things. Usually, people walk away from us raising an eyebrow and shaking their head. This is usually right after The Kid has been acting like a lunatic and I know in their mind they are thinking 'glad that's not my kid'.

It's funny. A couple of years ago, my definition of a perfect day would have been so different from today. I probably wouldn't have spent ANY time at a mall playland. I wouldn't have made up silly songs and sing them in public to make my daughter laugh (I would do just about anything to hear that laugh). I would have been the one raising an eyebrow and shaking my head at some mom who was having a difficult day with their child.

I wouldn't trade places with 2-years-ago-me for, that is. We'll see about tomorrow.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Monday, January 08, 2007

ABC about me

A - available or taken: Available (Do you HEAR that Orlando???)
B- best friend: I have a few very close friends that I would consider my best friends. And that includes family members
C- cake or pie: Costco cake
D- drink of choice: Coffee or Diet A&W Root Beer
E-essential item you use everyday: Pens, phone, my hands, my feet, my brain.....
F-favorite color: Green or purple
G-gummy bears or worms: Gummy Bears
H-hometown: Ankeny, IA
I-indulgence: St&rbucks coffee on occassion
J-January or February: February. It's different than all the other months.
K-kid's names: Miss R
L-life incomplete without: My daughter and the rest of my family (that includes friends!)
M-marriage date: 11/11/11
N-number of siblings: Two sisters
O-oranges or apples: Apples and sometimes oranges if I'm feeling brave
P-phobias or fears: Unripened fruit, feet, clowns, bugs....the list goes on for days
Q-favorite quote: "I never did mind the little things" and "NO, Steven! Only when I say so! Only when I say!"
R-reason to smile: My daughter's laugh. Hugs and kisses from her, too.
S-season: Winter! I LOVE snow! I wish we had gotten the snow instead of Colorado!!!
T-tag 3 people: Nah...I just did it because Donna did it.
U-unknown fact about me: I am teaching myself how to play the psaltry.
V-veggie I don't like: Brussel sprouts
W-worst habit: I mutter to myself constantly
X-xrays: My back a few years ago.
Y-your favorite food: Pasta with tons of garlic and mushrooms
Z-zodiac: Libra

Weekend Conversations

TK: What do, momma?
Me: I'm fixing breakfast.
2 seconds later...
TK: What do, momma?
Me: I'm still fixing breakfast, sweetie.
2 seconds later...
TK: What do, momma?
Me: The same thing I was doing 2 and 4 seconds ago, honey.
TK: What do, momma?
Me: What did I say before?
TK: What do, momma?

After breakfast, as I am heading into the loo
TK: Where momma go?
Me: I'm in the bathroom, honey.
TK: Oh, yeah!
TK: What momma do?
Me: Where is your Squeaky Mouse?
TK: Squeaky Mouse! Oh, yeah! Squeak squeak squeak!

Later in the day, while coloring together
TK: What do, momma?
Me: I'm coloring. What are YOU doing?
TK: I play, momma. What do, momma?
Me: Still coloring, honey.
TK: Oh! What do, momma?

Repeat these scenes 563 times.
The End.

The funny thing is, I worried about her being delayed in speech. NOW, she won't stop talking. She went to bed tonight at 8:30 and was still talking to herself at 10:30!!!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Chinese New Year Spectacular Highlights

Grandmumsy found this neat video of scenes from a Chinese New Year production.


Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Christmas Video

I can't seem to get the video of The Kid singing to upload, but here is an equally cute little video from Christmas morning.

Le Google

Someone came across Le Blog today by doing a G00gle search for poo pooped pooing pooping poopy poopies bm stinky. They hung around for 4 minutes and 28 seconds. J'espère que je ne suis pas stinky ou poopy.

Another one came to visit after doing a search on Orlando Bloom. Nice to know that I'm not the only one in need of a restraining order. Clearly, this blog was not what they were looking for.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Predictions for 2007

Greetings! It is now 2007 and instead of looking back at what happened in 2006, I thought I would take this time to talk about what I think will happen in 2007. Sound like fun??
  • I plan on taking some sort of a trip with my daughter this year. I so love a road trip and it's about time The Kid got used to them.
  • The Kid has been talking up a storm lately and I think that before her 3rd birthday, she will be reciting Shakespeare or the complete lyrics to The Gambler.
  • Orlando Bloom will lift the restraining order and start taking my phone calls.
  • I hope to take my daughter to her first play this year.
  • Two words: potty training (we've actually ain't goin' so hot)
  • I think my daughter will make a friend who's mom is fun and cool and we all become the bestest of friends. Our daughter's will play at the park and my new fun and cool mom friend and I will watch our children adoringly, while sipping our iced coffee drinks from St&rbucks and exchange some of our favorite recipes.
  • Speaking of, a St&rbucks will open up on my route to work (PLEASE!!!)
  • The Kid will learn to love sleeping in on the weekends.
  • In a brief moment of weakness, I will relent and let The Kid watch Nick Jr. (She still does not know of Dora or Spongebob and I'm really okay with that.)
  • After my moment of weakness, I will spend a small fortune in Dora paraphernalia.
  • Two more words: TomKat: Splitsville.
  • I will get The Kid into some type of activity this year: dancing, gymnastics, music, art...
  • I will love my kiddo more each day and she will find new ways to amaze me.

I wish you all health, happiness and peace in the new year!