Thursday, May 29, 2008

Drinking Problems, Eating Disorders and a Mild Case of IBS....

So this will be an interesting little post. As you can tell by the title, there have been some odd things going on at our household. Things started last Saturday night, my husband decided to take the Princess and I out to dinner. We went to one of our favorite restaurants, Chili's. Well, I ordered a soup and salad and for some damn reason, I could not keep the soup off my shirt! So I walked out of there looking like a freaking 1 yr. old! The second problem is that the Princess has taken to spitting out her water. She will drink it, swish it around in her mouth, then proceed to spit it out somewhere, although most of the time it usually ends up back on her. The third and probably worst of the problems is what we like to call, Irritable Baby Syndrome. (Yeah, I know what you were thinking... and we'll get to that in a minute.) So Kay Kay has decided that "No" is her favorite word recently. Now she uses this as an answer to even the questions that are true. "Kay Kay, are you hungry?" "NO!" "Kay Kay, do you have a wet diaper?" "NO!!!" "Kay Kay, would you like tons and tons of candy?" "NO!" So you see what we are dealing with here. Well today was our last day of school! Woo hoo!! Kay Kay had her class party, so the hubby and I decide to go. She is having such a good day, then we all go out to lunch. We proceed home where we attempt to put her down for a nap. She is very tired, so we are hoping she will go right to sleep. One can hope right? Well I go lay down and she is still talking to herself. Well I kinda drift in and out of sleep, when I hear my hubby come lay down too. After another 45 min. she is STILL talking to herself. So I told said husband to go regulate on her. The next thing I hear is, "KAY KAY, WHAT DID YOU DO?!?!" Then I hear some discipline actions being taken followed by screaming. I jump up and run in there and see a sight I never thought I would see again. Kay Kay has decided to yet again, take off her poopy diaper and paint the walls with it, including everything else in her crib. We could not believe it. WHY GOD WHY?! What the hell is wrong with her? Why in the world would she want to play with poop?? What demon child is this?? What we really don't understand is that she has always been such a sweet and gentle kid. Then this side emerged. So here is my question: Has anyone else dealt with this? Please let me know, I have to know if I am not alone in this battle. I need any advice you can give as well. I am getting ready to potty train her because she is SO ready anyhow, but this is just ridiculous! So please give me all your horrible potty stories, no matter how grotesque. Trust me, after today I can handle it!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

4 days left...

Ok people, we have exactly 4 days left of school. I might just lose it before it's all over though. Here's the breakdown:
Today, a beloved former co-worker passed away. She had been battling cancer for many many years, but had twice gone into remission. She had decided during one of these times to come join our team and teach this past year, but in January, the cancer returned. It had apparently spread all over her body and the prognosis was bleak. She went on some experimental treatment and things were starting to look up, but this past weekend, she started having some small strokes. They hospitalized her and found that the cancer had spread to her brain. They pretty much gave her less than a week to live. She went into a coma and they took out the respirator yesterday and today, she went to be with the Lord. The truly tragic thing is that she has 3 young daughters, all under the age of 13. Although we knew it was coming, it was just devastating news.

Tomorrow we have a Retirement Party for a secretary at our school who has been there since I was a child and went to school there. (Yes people, it was a long time ago.) She is happy to be retiring, but it is just bittersweet. She is loved by all and we will miss her truly.

Friday, our principal decided to cut the day short and school will dismiss at 11:30, since the funeral for our friend will be that afternoon. That will be a tough day.

Monday is Memorial day, so at least I have the day off for that. My husband has the day off as well, so we will probably have a nice family day! Yeah for that at least!!

Tuesday is technically our last real day of school. Wednesday is FIELD DAY, which is basically like having a carnival for the whole day. Thursday is early dismissal, so it's a blow off day! Then we will be done!! Hallelujah!!

Wish me luck, this is going to be a very emotional week! I hope everyone else is having a great week and looking forward to the kiddos getting out of school!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

A work in progress

Ladies and Gents, we have reason to celebrate! The Princess went pee-pee in her potty! Yes, I did just write that. I had originally planned to really put all my potty training efforts to work this summer, but apparently our daughter had other plans. Don't get me wrong, we are very excited! She is really showing us that she is sick and tired of her diaper, seeing as she takes it off any chance she gets. So tonight she came running to me naked, again, so I said, alright, let's go use the potty. Not to sound mean, but I really didn't expect her to go. We have tried this before and all we get is her sitting there, looking bored and then stuffing toilet paper in the potty. (Only because it makes this charming little noise when stuff passes the sensor.) Well, I was about to give up since she was standing up next to the potty when she gives me this funny look and says, "Uh oh Mommy." She was starting to pee, so I told her to quickly sit down and she did!! She got so excited too! It was so cute! It was like a light went off, oh, so that's where it is supposed to go! Yeah! So anyway, we rewarded her and put her to bed! Hopefully this trend will catch on! Ok, I know this was kind of a "Mommy blogger" post, so I promise to get back to my usually snarly self soon! Ha! Hope everyone had a good Mother's Day/weekend!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

What they don't tell you about toddlers.......

Hello friends, I am going to start this post off with a warning.

This post contains one or more of the following:
1.) Vulgar material
2.) Nudity
3.) Bodily Functions

If you have a weak stomach, you may want to leave now, however if you can tolerate it, get ready for a highly entertaining, yet disturbing story.

This past Monday I had a day off from school, so I decided to take The Princess to one of those inflatable places where the kids can run around and jump to their hearts content. This usually tires her out…so afterwards we go to eat and then I rush us home so I can put her down for a nap. So everything is going well... she is very sleepy and I put her down in her crib and she lies down right away (which is a good sign) and then I leave the room. For the next 45 min. I hear the usual noises of her just talking to herself, but she's being relatively quiet. Then I hear this, "Mommy, yucky." So I go in there and see the worse scene of my life!!!! She apparently had a poopy diaper, took it off, and proceeded to smear the walls, her crib and everything in the near vicinity with poop. There is poop everywhere!! And it was all over her!! So gross! I quickly yanked her up, stripped her down and got in her the bath as fast as possible. I had to call my husband and tell him to come home so I could sanitize her room.
Here is where I have to say, what the hell?!?! When did this become acceptable behavior for a 2 yr. old??? I mean, we have always told her that poo-poo is yucky, so what the heck prompted her to go and do this? Of course, when I tell my mom and mother in law, all they could do is laugh. (Apparently they went through this as well.)
Of all the times I have been to the pediatrician, why the heck did I not get forewarned about this? You know, a little head's up might have been nice, "Oh Mama G, by the way, since your child has now turned 2, here is something that may or may not happen. Your child might decide to strip herself naked and paint the walls with poop. You know, just to let you know." Hell, I would have been happy with that!!
So I guess you can say that we both had a.... (wait for it) shitty day!! Thank you ladies and gentleman and good night! Haha!
Well, at least I can laugh about it now.