Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Drives my husband nuts, when hes home. There is always clutter on my desk. Even on a blue moon when I finally go through everything and get it organized, it never stays that way for very long. I don't know how to keep it uncluttered. (Is that a word) Its just one of those things I put off.
Also, I Really Need Motivation to exercise. I cant seem to get into a routine where I do it often enough to make a difference. I would really like to improve myself so when Hubby gets home in 7 months his jaw drops. (Yea right, that would require plastic surgery, LOL) OK, personal info, I have had two kids and my body shows it. I would like it to be close to the body I had before children. Certain thing like stretch marks on my stomach will never go away no matter how many crunches I do. But that's the way it goes. I can still improve things.
Help Me, I need motivation. Anyone else know what I mean. I have an idea on how we can motivate each other, wanna join me?
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Princess tells me at least once if not several times a day that she misses daddy. And although he can not express it I know Little Man misses daddy too.
The first night daddy was gone as I was getting Little Man ready for bed he was looking around the room for his daddy. I was holding him in my arms and he kept looking around the room, towards the dining room searching. I carried him into his bed room and he began to cry.
Little Man and Daddy have developed a bed time routine over the last few weeks. I get him ready for bed and then we go give daddy hugs, kisses and smiles and say goodnight.
When he didn't see daddy and didn't get his goodnight hugs he got upset. I wanted to cry too. Every night since he is still looking around the room but has not cried again.
I don't know which of us this deployment is going to be harder on. Myself, Princess, or Little Man.
I understand the deployment and the length of time, but that doesn't mean I like it or that its easy on me in any way. I really hate that Hubby will not be here for Christmas...
With Princess I explained to her the best I could that Daddy was leaving again and would be gone a long time. She has her own calendar and I showed her what day daddy will be home. She X's off every day that goes by. I have also marked on the calendar which are weekend days so she knows which days are school days. She enjoys having her calendar. Also whenever she gets a sticker at school she puts it on the calendar for the day.
My poor Little Man does not understand why Daddy has vanished. I wonder and worry how he will react when Daddy returns? Will he remember him? I think he will but I also think he will be mad at daddy and want nothing to do with him at first. But that would work in Princess favor. Because once Daddy is home she will be all over him. Daddy Daddy Daddy, do this, do that, watch me... etc., etc.
I have no choice but to deal with it and move on. Keep a happy face and try not to let it get me down. Its not like this is the first deployment we have had. It's the 6th....
But that doesn't make it any easier. The last long deployment we had was 4 years ago, Princess was too young to remember and my son wasn't born yet.
Well, you know what they say:
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Then out of nowhere she tells me that she also had gotten a sucker the day before. And after we had gotten home that day she snuck it out of her back-pack and hid in her closet and ate it. Then proceeded to hide the wrapper and stick, under a bear in her room.
"You What!" And her reasoning for sneaking the sucker was because she was afraid I would make something for dinner she didn't like (hence she wouldn't eat all her dinner) and would not get to eat the sucker after dinner. (She is a VERY picky eater)
I was quite shocked that she would do such a thing. But she did confess to doing it as well, so I decided not to punish her. But explained how it is not OK to sneak food, or hide trash in her room. And she knew it was wrong.
Now I know why she wanted to play in her room when we got home that day. She was "playing" quietly so I didn't question it. Now I know why....
I am afraid of the day she becomes a teenager. My husband wants to lock her in her room until she's 30. LOL.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Funny story popped in my head today from many years ago. Long before I became a mother.
One summer when I was in High School I worked at a little day care center. Oddly enough my sister and I had gone to that day care when we were little and the same owner was still there, he remembered me... But that's not the point of my story.
During lunch I would sit at one of the little tables with the 2 year old kids. The rule was they had to finish everything on their plate before they could get seconds. At which point they would raise there hand for seconds.
One day as I was watching all the children I noticed the little girl across from me had her hand in the air waiting for seconds. Her little head was tilted to the side and she had a guilty look on her face. I looked at her plate and she had placed her other hand on her plate to hide the pile of peas she did not want to eat.
She thought she could hide the peas and still get seconds. It worked, the other teacher dishing out the seconds also saw what she was doing, but it was too cute, so we let her get away with it.
Gotta give her credit for trying right....
Monday, August 18, 2008
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Thursday, August 14, 2008
My 5 year old wears pull-ups at night because she pees the bed, as far as I can tell its intentional.
The thing is, she will go days or weeks without peeing in her bed. Then all of a sudden, out of nowhere she pees in her bed again. Which doesn't make any since. Just this past week, Tuesday morning I went in to get her up for school and she was laying in bed playing her Leapster. She said to me with a smirk on her face "Um, I think I'm wet". She was literally sitting in a puddle of pee on her bed. She had peed so much that she completely saturated her diaper and then it leaked out all over her bed and clothes. She does not want to get out of bed to go to the bathroom.
Then, Wednesday morning she had kept her diaper dry. (I think) She has also claimed to have kept her diaper dry when she actually got up in the middle of the night and put on a dry one after peeing in it. - I knew because I would find a wet diaper in the trash that was not from the previous night.
I have tried everything. Praise, rewards, lots of different rewards, punishments (ex. loosing privileges), and lately I just ignore it all together. I do not give her praise or reprimands for doing either.
Other than Tuesday morning I got mad at her because she just sat there in a puddle, she was awake, there was no excuse for sitting there wet. I have since taken away her Leapster. She seeks out my praise when she stays dry but she will not do it consistently. I think she's just too lazy to get out of bed and she has a diaper on so she doesn't have too. But putting underwear on her wont make a difference because she will still pee in her bed and that just makes my mornings HELL. I don't have the time to give her a bath and wash all her bedding EVERY morning. Which is what made me begin the diapers in the first place. Long ago when she wore underwear to bed and rarely had "accidents". Then she peed in her bed every day for a week straight. So, I went out and bought diapers. I thought at the time, it wouldn't last and she wouldn't like them. NOPE I was wrong, and here I am now....
Help ME, please. I am willing to try anything.
Thanks to everyone for your advice.
Linda, I have thought about making her clean herself up. And once I did make her take her sheets to the wash but she seemed to think it was fun. So I didn't think it would work. But maybe if I keep it up it wont be fun for long. My hard part will be letting/making her do Everything. And I'm afraid it will take too long in the morning when she has school and make us late. I'll have to get her up earlier than I do now to ensure I have enough time. Right now I get her up at 7:30 which she is already awake and laying in bed. Very rarely does she get up to go potty before I get her out of bed. She wakes up in the morning but doesn't get out of bed to potty. Urrg.
I don't get it, its gross and her pull-ups smell bad in the morning. How does that not bother her, the smell, the wetness, sitting in a wet bed??? I really hope my son is easier.
I am going to use up the pull-ups she has left and inform her that I'm not buying anymore once there gone. Then I will make her clean herself up along with everything else. Hopefully she will get tired of doing it very quickly.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
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Monday, August 11, 2008
I have 14 diapers, so I wash them every other day. I could get more and not have to wash as often, but then I think the smell would set in more, and I don't mind doing the wash that often.
Here are a few little tips I have come up with:
For a diaper pail; I bought a medium sized trash can with a pop-up lid and two large white pillow cases to use as can liners. The pillow cases fit the trash can great and I can wash them in with the diapers!
I bought a small squirt bottle for $0.99 and I make my own "but wash" using a squirt of baby wash and fill the bottle with water. (I open the diaper, squirt some on him and some on the cloth wipe, diaper goes in the pail and I wipe him down). I keep my cloth wipes (unfolded) in a stack on his dresser next to the changing table for easy access.
I have designated a pair of rubber gloves as my "diaper gloves". I don't really want to touch the wet diapers or inserts as I take them apart to wash, so I wear gloves and wash them with dish soap when I'm done. They hang by the washing machine and I even wrote "diaper" on them with a marker so hubby wouldn't grab them and use them for something else.
I will probably still use disposable diapers on a rare occasion. If were ever going to be out all day I would rather be able to throw away a dirty diaper then have to carry it with me for several hours. Also if my son ever had bad diarrhea I will definitely use disposables then.
Other than that I am a "cloth diapering momma". I have yet to have a single leak, even at night. Which at night I double up and use Hemp Babies Bigger Weeds and a infant size insert. Which was recommended by moms on several different message boards. (The Bum Genius One-Size diaper comes with both a infant size insert and a one-size insert) I have 3 Hemp Babies.
One more tip: The diapers are available in pink, blue, green, yellow and white. Because I have a boy I obviously did not get any pink, LOL. I have 4 each of blue, green and yellow and 2 white. Since I double up at night I use the white diapers for night time. That way its easy to know without even touching them which one is doubled. I can tell my husband, put on the white diaper before bed. And when stuffing diapers after washing I remember to double stuff the white ones.
Its easier for me that way. Cloth diapers are great! I only wish I would have discovered them sooner. Better late then never.
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Friday, August 08, 2008
Carol at A Second Cup gave me the Kick (Bleep) Blogger Award! She wrote:
"I enjoy her writing and this blog has the best header I have ever seen"
Drum Roll Please....
I have Awarded the Kick A** Blogger Award to:
(the rules say only 5, sorry I cant give more - I got to follow the rules).
My Frakkin Blog - I enjoy his funny family stories!
MacDonald Clan - Great blog about family life!
Roxiticus Desperate Housewives - Love the name, she is a great writer too!
From Dates to Diapers - Mommy blog with lots of parenting resources!
Jogging in Circles - Family life written by a great writer and photographer!
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I hate getting sick. It so unfair, Hubby is the fly-by-night Motel for germs. They check in, maybe they ruffle the bed sheets a little and leave a wet towel on the floor. Then they check out. He is sick 2 days tops. NOT ME.
I am the luxury fancy shmancy resort for germs. They check in and never want to leave. They jump on the bed, trash the room, raid the mini-bar, dirty up all the towels, order room service. Then they invite all their friends over and throw a party.... It sucks. I still have a slight cough and runny nose.
Anyway. Like my germ analogy?
Hubby is deploying again in a few days for 7 months..... I am now using cloth diapers all the time! I love them, there great (I will post more about that soon). My son has two new nick names, cushy tushy and bubble but (only at night). LOL.