Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Confessions of the Day 4

After my workout (a really good mommy stroller workout check it out here ) this morning at the mall (because it was too cold for the babies to be outside) I stopped at the Starbucks and got a Caramel Macchiato. Now that's not so bad you say if you got a tall with skim milk with sugar free syrup. And yes that wouldn't be too bad. But no I got the Venti with 2% (better than whole I suppose) and no sugar free anywhere in sight. So there I blew all the calories I lost during the workout.

I managed to let my 10 month old daughter eat dog food. Yes dog food. Now that she is crawling she gets into everything and it all goes in her mouth. I know typical behavior. But she was in the living room and the dog food is in the dining room a full 4 feet up a small stair case. But my sloppy dog and/or son spilled a few pieces on the living room floor (through the railing). I was so engrossed in yelling at Elizabeth Hasslebeck on the View that I didn't notice that she had crawled over and eaten the dog food. In fact I had no idea she was eating anything until a few minutes later when I found a few crumbs on her chin. I have no idea if she ate one piece or five pieces (no way there was more than that .. she didn't have that much time) but I didn't do anything about it. Had she been my first child we would have been at the doctor's office in about 2 seconds.

Once again I didn't have all the ingredients in the house to cook one of the dinners on my list and it was too late to thaw out anything for the grill. So we ordered pizza. The deal we got only had one topping on the pizza and since my son won't eat peperoni, I decided we at least needed a veggie. So we had mushroom pizza. At least it was a veggie right??? And we made him drink milk! That always helps!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Careers are for crybabies

Right now my career is non-existent to say the least. Unless of course you count driving screaming kids, changing diapers, playing board games until you are bored stiff (ha ha), making Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, and house work a career. I guess from some it is a 30 year career. I on the other hand will have to be forced back to the work force at some point. It may be sooner rather than later thanks to this lovely Bush economy. And the thought of having to return to the real world work force scares the crap out of me. I gotta say being a stay at home mom is great work if you can get it. I love my kids and being home with them has been so great (it has it's moments when I think why I am torturing myself). But I don't have to wear skirts or dress up if I don't want to. If I don't put make up on it's not a big deal. I am still up early but hell I don't have be out of my house having intelligent conversations with people I just have to talk about Star Wars and what's for lunch. So here's my ponderings as of late. Do I go back to teaching or do I find something else to do??? I taught special education for about 3 years before I had my son and quit all together. I also have a masters in special ed. but I let my teaching certificate run out last year. I have NO motivation to take classes to get my certificate back. Plus I just can't imagine going back to teaching right now. I just don't have the love I once had and well to be a special ed. teacher I think you NEED to have that love for it, for yourself and for the kids you teach. I have also screwed the pooch with teaching in my county because of the tattoo I got a few months ago. This lovely very conservative county is cracking down big time on teachers and appearance standards. So my wrist tattoo will have to be covered all the time which is bullshit if you ask me and frankly I don't think I should have to. So what to do now... that is the question. Can't someone just pay me to sit around playing on the Internet while taking care of my own children??? Come on anyone??? Anyone??

Thursday, October 23, 2008

My daughter is a vampire

Yes my daughter is a vampire .... and just in time for Halloween too. Is she talented or what?!?! Being that she is almost 11 months old and still has NO teeth, I have been waiting patiently for some (OK one at least) to arrive. Well upon inspecting her mouth a week or so ago I discovered that finally a tooth was on it's way in but to my horror realized it's a canine tooth. Not the normal bottom incisor that babies usually get first. But the friggin canine. Leading me believe she is vampire and a rather theatrical one at that since it should appear around Halloween. Now I have to attend to putting away the cute cuddly bunny costume and go find an infant girl vampire costume. This should be interesting.....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

More Butt cream already????

Ok I know this is my first girl baby. So this has to be a girl thing. But I am already out of A&D Ointment again!! I have bought at least 4 tubes already and that is not including the few I got for shower presents and a tube of Aquafor (sp?) I had on hand for my tattoo after care. I just can't believe how much butt cream she goes through!! I guess there is more skin to protect than on a boy. That is the only thing I think. My had just as much diaper rash and I used no where near this much A&D! Just weird is all I'm saying!