Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Feeding the Kid

I'm so tired of the anti-food toddler antics in our house.

He used to be a pretty good eater, but lately it has gotten so bad that I am beside myself.

I find myself making, two, three, four different meals at each meal time just to make him happy.

I realize this is ridiculous and it needs to stop.

What do I do?

If he doesn't eat what is in front of him then that is it, he doesn't eat?

All he wants to do is "snack".

Suggestions?

I'm at the end of my rope on this one.

Monday, July 30, 2012

What I Bought at Target

Riddle Me This

Kids with teeth missing = cute

Adults with teeth missing = ugly

Saturday, July 28, 2012

iPad.iPhone.iPod

When Davis was still doing therapy they suggested we download some learning apps to our iPhones and iPod.

Since Jeff and I both have iPhones we dedicated the iPod touch to Davis for these learning apps.

I downloaded several kid friendly learning apps that were easily understood and played by a toddler.

After he became bored with those he'd start asking us for other things.

I want a Spongebob game.

I want a Phineas & Ferb game.

I want a Pocoyo game.

All games meant for elementary school aged kids.

Like the suckers we are, we bought some of those apps for him.

Not that he can't play them, he can, however they are much harder for a 3 year old to play than they are for an 8 year old.

Most of the time when he plays these particular apps they end up with him being frustrated as well as myself and my husband because it requires us to spend X amount of time assisting him or basically playing them for him.

That wasn't the point of him getting the opportunity to use the iPod.

The point was to help him with his language skills, learn words, letters, numbers, etc...

My plan is to delete every app off our iPhones and the iPod that are clearly beyond Davis' years.

Then I will buy some new learning apps that are a little more advanced than the ones he got bored with, but not too advanced, they obviously need to be within the proper age limit.

Thoughts?

Do your kids play with an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch?

Should I just take it away all together?

I feel like kids are growing up in a TV, computer, tablet, DVD in the car constantly, life and while it is great for parents to get a break, is it really great for their little minds?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Five Random Facts Friday

1. I was a cheerleader in HS, I tried out because I wanted to wear the skirt, who'd of thought I'd actually make the squad.

2. My hair used to be down to my butt and was bleach blonde.

3. I was engaged once before. I even toured reception sites, found a dress, etc.... He cheated, but he was an idiot.  Trust me.  An idiot.  I was also 21 and pretty dumb myself. You learn from your mistakes.

4. I've worn glasses since I was 5 years old, the eye doctor told my mom I should have had glasses at 6 months...I guess our ped sucked and should have caught this. I cannot imagine being a baby and wearing glasses or being a parent to a baby in glasses and having to police he or she, making sure they didn't get busted.

5. I made my husband chase me for a few years before I'd actually date him.  Poor guy.  We met in 2003.  I didn't really date him until 2005.  We got engaged in 2006.  We got married in 2007.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Search Keywords

I totally crack up every time I read the search keywords that brought people to my blog.

I've decided to start posting them, so you can also laugh with me.

Here are my favorites this week (I am typing them exactly as they appear, so ignore the grammer):

how do lesbians use a kotex

mypeediary

sex in belamere pool

I literally spit my coffee at the computer over "How do lesbians use a Kotex?"

I'm trying to wrap my brain around how a lesbian using a Kotex is any different than a non-lesbian.

Is there something I don't know?

Next up is "mypeediary"

I'm not sure why this made my giggle, it just did.

I'm picturing some weirdo sitting at their computer wondering if people keep online diaries about their pee.

Last is "sex in belamere pool".

This one always comes up, which seriously cracks me up.

The Belamere is a local boutique hotel where newlyweds go to consumate their marriage, freaky people go to have sex, old people go to re-kindle the old flame, you get the idea.

They have free porn, rooms with pools, hot tubs, private garages, you get the idea.

You could go on an all inclusive, 3 day trip to Mexico for the cost of one of these rooms per night.

Belamere has a FB page and I am a fan because they post pictures of their guests and it is rather entertaining.  If you are not a fan of the Belamere Suites, become one, the pictures are worth it.

I'm pretty sure I blogged about their FB page some time ago so people searching for the Belamere are getting brought to my blog because of that.

I just find it hilarious that "sex in belamere pool" is always, always, always on my list of search keywords.

It must be a popular search...



Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Roll With The Changes

Things in my life are changing....

More on this later until it is set in stone.

Until then, enjoy my choice of song today :o)

Being Mom Enough

I've been meaning to blog for a few months about the oh so controversial Time Magazine cover.

You know the one.


Most people were utterly disgusted by the photo on this cover.

Going as far to call this mom a child molester.

I wasn't disgusted by photo on this cover, I see a lot worse at our local mall via the teenage girls tramping around in their mini skirts and low cut tops.

I was offended by the statement on the cover.

ARE YOU MOM ENOUGH?

As moms we tend to beat ourselves up over every single thing we do or don't do and constantly face judgement from other moms, friends, family, etc... for our personal choices.

And that folks is why I don't like this cover.

Not because this woman is feeding a 3 year old on her breast.

I don't like this cover because it says "ARE YOU MOM ENOUGH?"

What a confidence booster that is for mom's who just aren't feeling like they are doing a good enough job.

Like the mom who just quit breastfeeding or the mom that didn't get the perfect birth she envisioned or the mom that has to work instead of stay at home with her kids.

I could go on and on with the list of things mom's tend to make themselves feel guilty about.

When is just being a GOOD MOM, the best mom YOU can be, going to be MOM ENOUGH for anyone?

Monday, July 23, 2012

My First Blog Post

And this folks is what started it all.

4 Years Ago Today....

4 years ago today, I found out I was pregnant.

I remember it like it was yesterday.

I woke up, took a cheap Dollar Tree pregnancy test.  Sat it down.

Went to do my workout.

Returned.

The line looked a little pink, but not really.

Jeff said I was CRAZY!!!

All day at work it was driving me nuts.

Was I pregnant?

How could I be?

I just stopped taking the pill.

It never happens that fast.

It takes a minimum of 6 months.

My mind was obviously playing tricks. 

There was no line.

Of course I couldn't not take another test.

On my lunch hour I went to Target and bought an expensive digital test.

When I got home from work I immediately opened it and peed on it, without reading the instructions.

Oops.

Always read the instructions people.

Peeing on a stick isn't always just peeing on a stick.

I was pissed, literally and figuratively.

I told Jeff I was going to Rite Aid.

This time I bought another fancy digital test and two cheapo Rite Aid brand tests.

To avoid pee stream problems again, I peed in a plastic cup, then dipped each test in my pee.

I sat them all down, yes, all of them.

Walked away, went back a few minutes later.

PREGNANT.

HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And holy shit is right.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

What I Am Reading

I love murder-mysteries and detective books.

I read the series by Sue Grafton and the series by Tess Gerritsen.

I am caught up on both series right now.

After reading 50 Shades (which I am writing a post about) I decided to search for a new mystery series to fall in love with.

Enter James Patterson.

He has a series called "Women's Murder Club".

So far I love it.

I read the first book in the series and am currently on the second.

Blog Boredom

For the past year I've been slightly bored with my blog.

I don't know why, I just am.

I read all of these other blogs and they are just so much more interesting than mine.

Should I throw in the towel?

or keep on truckin'?

Suggestions?



Saturday, July 21, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Twitter Annoyances

Twitter is interesting.

I have become a regular user, despite the fact I still think it is fairly lame.

It drives me nuts when the bloggers I follow post links to their posts multiple times a day with a different, catchy caption each time.

This.Is.Dumb

Do they not realize how annoying this is?

I like Twitter so I can follow stuff that matters, like Honest Toddler and Toledo Tweets.

Not so I can click on the same post 5 times a day, all week long because you tricked me.

Nothing is more hilarious than a tweeting toddler and people making fun of your hometown.

Being tricked into clicking your link so you can up your visitor counter on your blog, not hilarious.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

iPhone Photo Dump

Randoms

-I feel like every summer the heat waves are lasting longer and longer. I am dreading our electric bill from July.

-I was busy every day last week. I am taking this week off. No commitments.

-My allergies are a disaster in this weather.

-I am looking forward to our mini family getaway for 3 days to a super kid friendly indoor/outdoor water park that is just a short drive away.

-July is halfway over. Where did the summer go? As a kid it always felt like it was so long and now that I am an adult it just flys by.

-Maybe I don't understand because I have a boy but competitive dance/cheer at 4 years old just seems like a little much to me. It seems like these moms are just living through their kids.

-Parents who ignore their kids and think everything they do is hilarious even when it is bad drives me nuts.

And with that I leave you with a fabulous new find:


Friday, July 13, 2012

Am I the Only Mom

That has moments?

You know, the moments when you feel slightly psychotic.

Your kid is being terrible, not listening, attempting to run off in a busy parking lot.

100 degrees.

You are carrying no less than 30 lbs. of crap because you went swimming at a pool.

We had a great day. The best day we have had all week.

Davis swam in the big pool, he made a new friend, it was a perfect day.

Then we had to leave.

All hell broke loose.

I carried him out kicking and screaming.

A 30 lb. kid and a bag that I swear weighed as much as he does.

He gets loose from my arms.

Tries to run back to the pool.

Then through a busy parking lot.

The psycho in me came out.

I used the exorcist voice.

I hate doing that.

I hate being that mom.

He cried so hard. He just wanted to keep playing. I know it is hard for him to understand sometimes.

But it happens to the best of us, right??

I wish I could just find a better way to handle those moments instead of feeling like THAT mom.

Monday, July 9, 2012

I Secretly Want a Chevy Volt

For real.

I do.

I was dusting the inside of my car last night and casually mentioned to Jeff that when we decide we are over my car we should get a Chevy Volt.

He didn't tell me I was crazy.

He did ask why.

My response, IT IS ELECTRIC and awesome.

I NEED IT!!!!!!!

30 Days of Grateful: Day 8

Sunday, July 8, 2012

30 Days of Grateful: Day 7

Scream!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Screaming my frustration out right now.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Confession

My zoo membership expired in May.

I haven't renewed it.

Why?

I hate going there in the summer.

I sweat a ton and I hate sweat.

Especially crotch sweat.

Yep, gross, I know.

But that is what happens in 90 degree heat.

30 Days of Grateful: Day 6

Friday, July 6, 2012

Runaway

Some days I feel like running away.

Packing a suitcase.

Buying a 1 way ticket to somewhere far away and tropical.

30 Days of Grateful: Day 5

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

My Big Confession

I have a huge confession to make.

I am coming out with it because I think a lot of people might benefit from my confession.

My husband and I have not slept in the same bed for almost 4 years.

Yep.

And we are perfectly happy.

So before you get all, that is bad for the marriage, I am going to stop you right there.

How is getting a good nights sleep bad for a marriage? Who said sleeping in the same bed defines a marriage?

This all started back when I got pregnant for Davis.

In the beginning of my pregnancy I was restless and my husband's snoring drove me nuts.

I would go back and forth between sleeping in our bed and the spare bedroom bed.

By the time I was 28 weeks pregnant I literally couldn't walk or get up from a laying or sitting position without making an event of it.

Our bed sits super high off the ground and that made it that much worse.

I officially moved into the spare bedroom until the end of my pregnancy because at that point, the bed was easier for me to get in and out of and even though we have a huge king bed, having my own bed to take over with my pregnant self was so nice.

After Davis was born I did move back to our bedroom briefly.

But Davis never slept, ever, like 2.5 years ever.

So after a while I just started sleeping in the spare bedroom because it was next to his room and it just worked better for being up all night.

What little sleep I did get wasn't disrupted by my husbands snoring and his constant tossing and turning.

So there you have it.

That is how we ended up sleeping in separate beds and rooms.

I will probably never sleep in the same bed as my husband again.

Weird. I know.

We even joke that our next house needs 2 master bedrooms.

Although, really, we are not joking, we are serious.

Look, I get a good night sleep, he gets a good night sleep. We are happy. We like it this way.

I also am pretty sure that married couples sleeping in separate beds and/or rooms is more common than you think.

So friends, if you wonder why our spare room is so girly, now you know why.

30 Days of Grateful: Day 1