Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Revelation

It has been brought to my attention that while I have found a couple reasons to keep Sawyer (he LIKES doing housework -maternity test pending- AND he thinks I'm a superhero), but not little Sean. So basically I'm looking for your best offer. I accept cash, credit and money order.

I kid. I kid.

I now realize why I've kept Sean around so long.

He loves me!

Don't get me wrong, Sawyer loves me, but he is a social animal. Every morning I take them to the sitter's and Sawyer waltzes in, throws his jacket on the ground and get's straight to being the life of the party. When I pick him up in the afternoon, I have to drag him away from his 3 year old friends, kicking and screaming.

Even once I've got him all settled at home with a little mountain of easter candy (don't judge me - I've got a 2 year old's love to win here), he still spends our precious few hours together asking when we're going back to the sitter's house.

But Sean, my sweet, little, baby Sean, balls his eyes out when I drop him off, then greets me with a huge smile and outstretched arms when I pick him up.

He knows how to treat a mommy right!

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some changes to make on my will!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sean's Got Moves!!

I'm am absolutely not just posting this video, because going back to work has made me cranky and tired, and any post I made in this state would be uninteresting or illogical.

It's just too cute not to share!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Potty Training Tips

Here are a list of things I've learned on our potty training journey. Hopefully these tips will help make your journey a little a bit smoother.

1) Do NOT buy cute little underpants with a large, colourful, appealing image on the rear. It will result in a very long, drawn out argument with your toddler about whether of not you have put these underpants on backwards. An argument that will lead your toddler to questions your capabilities as a caregiver, in turn causing an emotional  breakdown in both parties, and finally ending in chronic bed wetting in one or both of you. Kind of counter productive, huh?

2)Do NOT allow your child to roam the house naked. Friends of ours insisted that the only way they were able to get their child to stop wetting his pants was to strip him down to his birthday suit and set him loose. Apparently it worked like a charm for them. I jumped all over this method. I was all like 'You mean he'll use the potty AND I won't have to go through the hassle of actually dressing my child?!?!? uhhh SCORE!!!" I don't know what I was thinking. I just hope that I actually FOUND all the little puddles.

3)DO sit down and have a lengthy discussion with your child about reducing the size of their carbon footprint. They're either filling up the dumps with their dirty diapers or wasting one of our non renewable resources with the 18 loads of laundry your doing everyday. And really, what toddler doesn't respond positively to a good healthy political debate?

4)And finally, corn does NOT break down in the digestive system. This is not so much a tip as a.. let's say... heads up.

DISCLAIMER: I have not, in fact, successfully potty trained any children. Although I have tried, unsuccessfully, on several occasions, so I will maintain that I am, in fact, an authority on the matter.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!!

I have got some bad news for any moms out there that were holding out hope for a 'World's Greatest Mom' mug this Easter, because I totally swooped in and scooped that title this weekend.

I washed all our sheets and towels and hung them on the line to dry (we also turned off the bought air and opened all the windows... take THAT hydro bill), had a picnic lunch on the lawn with my family, and helped my son learn to ride his bike!

So that mug's mine SUCKAS almost as deserving fellow Mamas! Better luck next year!

There was only one little snag in our otherwise perfect day.

On our walk around the block Sawyer and I spotted a dead squirrel.

"What's that Mommy?"

"Don't worry about it hunny"

"That's the Easter Bunny!"

"Aw Jeez"

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Happy Easter Everyone!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Pardon Me?!?!?!

So I glance over at Sawyer earlier this afternoon and the kid has his GAME FACE on.

Glazed over eyes.

Pursed lips

Clenched jaw.

Bright red face.

You know the look.

I'm forced to ask a question I don't really want the answer to, "Are you pooping bud?"

He snapped out of his trance, fixed his steely glare on me and announces...

"I need PRIVACY mommy!"

Well Sawyer, to that I say, you can poop without an audience when I can.