Friday, January 30, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration 2009

(shuffle shuffle shuffle... steps onto soapbox... clears throat...)

You know... if you can't say something nice... well...

He is our president. Get used to it. Either help out or get out. Be a part of the solution not a part of the problem.

(steps off of soapbox...)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Needing some advice...

On 2 things, please...

1. Potty training Oliver.
He will go pee-pee in the potty when he wants to. If he wants a prize or if I remind him, he will at least try... sometimes. He will not go poop in the potty. Ever. Not even a little. He isn't hiding when he poops. I can't even really figure out when he is pooping to take him to the potty. Advice?

2. He lies about pooping in his pants.
I will ask him if he has pooped. He says no or blames it on Liam. I remind him that if he lies to me that he will get a spankin. He still holds to the "no poop" story. He will also lie if I ask him if he got out of his bed (when he has a toy, so obviously he has gotten up...)and then he gets in trouble for telling lies. I am thinking he is saying "no" because he knows that we want him to poop in the potty. I have tried to explain to him that he won't get in trouble for pooping in his pants. He gets in trouble for telling lies about pooping in his pants. Am I even making any sense?! UG.

Has anyone got any advice? Been there? Made it out alive and with all your hair in place?

He will be 3 in March and I do think he understands the process of going potty. If I ask him where he is supposed to poop he will tell me in the big boy potty. I am talking in circles... help?

Monday, January 5, 2009

So, we need help! NOW!

Today! DO this today!
It is the last day for letters!!!

Like to buy handmade things?
At least think people should be able to sell them?

Like to buy things from thrift and consignment stores?
(Goodwill, Once Upon a Child?!)
(How about garage sales!)

Well, kiss those days goodbye if the CPSIA goes into effect.

Write a letter to your Congressman and Senator, Sign the Petition!

You can find a premade letter here.
And all you have to do is e-mail it. The e-mail information is there also... it is easy-peasy.

Also, leave a comment here. Seriously, took 2 seconds!

All the information you need. It will take 5 minutes to do this, and it could be the 5 minutes that saves someone's business.

(Justin, Mom, Windy, and all the rest of the 3 people that read this blog... I am talking to YOU!)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Sunday Night Happenings.

Those instances in parenthood... where you feel like a total heel. A turd. Embarrassed. And ashamed. Don't we just love those...

Tonight at dinner, Oliver wasn't eating his food. (fried chicken, mixed vegetables, and stuffing... in case you were curious.) I have been having to feed Liam his food if I want the kid to eat anything. (He has an appointment with a nutritionist on the 16th.) And I think Oliver is having some jealousy issues. He is not really eating and wanting us to help him eat. Which I will do if I am being lazy and not wanting to fight the battle. I know... shame on Momma. Oliver wasn't listening or eating. Justin asked him to take a bite and Oliver picked up a split pea. Looks at it. And proceeded to say, "see soap. soap." Justin asked him to eat his dinner or get a spankin and go to his room. Oliver just replied, "soap." So, he received his punishment and went to his room. Justin went in to talk to him and Oliver came back for his dinner. Then he picks up the split pea and says, "It's soap." Then we realized what he was talking about...

I was impressed by his creativity. His level of observation. His attention to detail.

I felt like a jerk. A total jerk.