We are deep in the Terrible Twos Jungle. Just a few days ago we passed the half-way mark much to the relief to the majority of us who are on this safari. We would have celebrated that momentous occasion
but just as we passed the mark the Two Year Old decided she had an idea
of her own: a temper tantrum. Why? Mommy dared to shower.
Mommy tried to explain to the Two Year Old that it was fine, that although Mommy was a bit stinky, the idea of having a waterfall in the middle of…Continue
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I almost got all of the ironing done. I almost ironed well-enough to tell it is ironed.
My coffee almost got finished while hot.
The microwave almost blew up...and I am pretty sure my neighbors almost called the cops from my screams.
The pacifiers almost got cleaned.
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:) Just couldn't help myself on the rhyme, but seriously, can you really call it a shower? I have to admit, no one called it a shower except the midwife who told me to use it to wash myself every time I
went to the bathroom for the first two days after delivery. Then she
called it a shower. And it looked like a shower. But I just couldn't
figure it out.
I'm just going to have to say it, and no offense whatsoever to…Continue
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Today started out gray and dark. Queenie somehow managed to sleep until 7:20am but as much as we tried to keep her in our bed to watch cartoons she wanted to wake up her abuelos and start playing. The
problem was that her Easter candy was already hidden through the living
room and dining room so we didn’t want her to go in there until
everyone was ready to watch her in action.
By about quarter to 8 I had managed to comb her a hair a little bit (you should see it in the…Continue
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During my first pregnancy I was one of those women that looked into everything on the web about pregnancy and giving birth. I have to admit that I got sucked into the movement against all things medical during
labor. I was swept up in the claims that doctors and nurses were out to
keep us all in bed, that the epidural was only bad, that every doctor
would rather do a c-section in order to save time and earn more money,
etc. Granted, there are probably some in the medical…
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Does anyone else have the experience of disciplining your child and seeing that those around you are embarrassed or uncomfortable? I can see why maybe this happens to people who don’t have kids. Perhaps it
catches them off guard or whatnot, but why do grandparents get
This morning we have a rough go of it to say the least. I am not sure what is going on with Queenie, although I have a couple different theories including molars coming in, the fact that she was…Continue
One of the hardest things about moving is the emminant loneliness that is sure to plague you for the first few months. Really, that is why more people don’t do it: the fear of loneliness. I’m convinced of
Let’s face it, being alone stinks. There isn’t any fun in it. And even if you have kids and a husband, you still don’t have your own friends who you can meet up with for coffee every once and awhile and
chat. Or possibly leave your kids with while you get a mani-pedi.…
It is 12 noon. I've been awake for 8 hours. I've been out of bed for 6 hours. Queenie fell asleep on the stroller on the way back from the grocery store, something she never does. She was that tired. And who
could blame her? She woke up at 4 AM looking for DeeDee (her stuffed
elephant) but when I found him and put her back to bed she took the
opportunity to start crying. And didn't stop for another two hours when
I finally got up and brought her out into the living room.…
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Yesterday we went to the pediatrician to talk about Queenie's habit of not sleeping through the night and her new trick of waking up at 3 am and being awake for two hours at a time. Wide awake. And nothing
helps her get back to sleep.
It wasn't our actual pediatrician, but as we have only seen our own pediatrician once, I guess it doesn't really matter. The only twirk was that this one only speaks French whereas ours speak Spanish, so I was a
bit left out of the…
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How much sympathy do you have for homeless people or those that beg on the street? No, they are not always one and the same thing. Yes, sometimes they are one and the same thing.
The answer to this question lies much in the fact of whether or not you have ever lived in a big city where you go downtown often enough to really have contact with those who beg or live or both on the street.
You don’t get much of it in Small Town USA. One reason is because of
our loitering laws…
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I lived in the 1930’s and 1940’s as a preteen and teen. Lived there. To the point that I thought communism was still illegal in the States. Do you understand? Thought McCarthyism had won or something, if I
really even knew what McCarthyism was.
Don’t be fooled by the title of the post. It isn’t that I was obsessed with the women’s rights movement or anything of the sort. No, I was just obsessed with the time period. The dresses. The movies. The
shoes (chunky heels? Come on!…
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