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What I Brought To Daycare Today…

November 22nd, 2013

 

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Monster Trucks

November 22nd, 2013

I’m behind, but 2 weekends ago we brought Link to the monster trucks here in town.  I spent the extra $$ on the “VIP” tickets so we could go on the floor & get up close & personal with the trucks.  The kids OBSESSED with trucks (buses, planes, football & hockey too).  I knew he’d […]



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I’m behind, but 2 weekends ago we brought Link to the monster trucks here in town.  I spent the extra $$ on the “VIP” tickets so we could go on the floor & get up close & personal with the trucks.  The kids OBSESSED with trucks (buses, planes, football & hockey too).  I knew he’d get a kick out of it.
Matt & I went into this knowing we’d probably only be there for the 40 min. “VIP pre-party” before Link was over it.   Link pleasantly surprised us & loved it more than we thought.  He even sat still in his chair & watched!  We only stayed for the first half, but we all had such a great time.

MONSTER TRUCKS!!

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Matt & Link w/ “El Jalapeno” – this guy just did OK.

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This is Link saying “whoa!”  They made a short bus into a monster truck & were giving people rides around the course beforehand.    This is all it took to suck Link in!

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This truck was our favorite & did the best job.  He put on a great show!

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First try of cotton candy.  Wasn’t a fan at first – I literally had to shove it in his mouth.  Totally not my child.  Thankfully, it didn’t take him long to realize the glory that was on his lips.

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Nothing cuter than a kid in ear earphones.

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Parenting Fail

November 22nd, 2013

At Link’s 18 month apt. his pediatrician warned me that the average age for boy’s to be potty trained was around 3.  Cool.  I’m mentally prepared for 3, especially since he is not even aware (or doesn’t care) that the entire house stinks because of him.   Fast forward to this AM.  He was up […]



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At Link’s 18 month apt. his pediatrician warned me that the average age for boy’s to be potty trained was around 3.  Cool.  I’m mentally prepared for 3, especially since he is not even aware (or doesn’t care) that the entire house stinks because of him.

 

Fast forward to this AM.  He was up at 4am (which is a whole ‘nother Oprah) which lead me to have some free time – so I was folding laundry.  Link was in my bedroom helping.  I started to smell something a bit funky & he started acting weird.  So I just casually said “Link, are you going poop?”…he looked at me.  I then said “did you want to try & go on the potty?”.  He shook his head yes & went & sat on the potty & filled his pants…

 

What did I do?  I continued to fold laundry.

 

PARENTING FAIL.

 

I basically just taught my kids it’s totally ok to crap your pants, as long as you’re sitting on the toilet.

 

Here’s the thing…I’M NOT READY.  Let me repeat-I’M NOT READY!!!  I didn’t think he’d honestly even care that I asked him to sit on the potty.  I’m not even prepared.  I mean, I don’t even have wipes by the toilet.  Plus, is it really realistic to think I was going to get his footie PJ’s & diaper off in time?  NO!

 

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What I Brought To Daycare Today…

November 21st, 2013

 

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Mom fail?

November 7th, 2013

I’ll admit that on Monday, I dreaded leaving work.  I dreaded having to go home and deal w/ the fight that ensues every night when I pick Link up from daycare (he never wants to stop playing to go home).  I didn’t want to deal w/ walking Lucy.  I didn’t want to deal w/ the […]



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I’ll admit that on Monday, I dreaded leaving work.  I dreaded having to go home and deal w/ the fight that ensues every night when I pick Link up from daycare (he never wants to stop playing to go home).  I didn’t want to deal w/ walking Lucy.  I didn’t want to deal w/ the chaos that is making dinner.  I didn’t want to do the bed time routine.  I wanted to just go home, put my sweat pants on & eat frozen pizza.

Obviously, I didn’t have a choice.  Link happily left daycare, without a fuss.  Link & I power walked Lucy through the ‘hood, but not w/o Link crying most of the time.  I gave him my phone to play with, out of desperation.  However, that just made him more mad because he couldn’t hold it or operate it because he INSISTED on taking a golf ball & wiffle ball bat along on our walk & wouldn’t let me hold onto them while he played w/ the phone.  No reasoning w/ that child.  I made “brinner”, but only with Link attached to my hip or clinging to my leg screaming “up up” because I had to set him down & use two hands for a few seconds.  After dinner, he happily did some coloring and then we played cars.  I would be lying if I said I let him stay up late because we were having so much fun – I had him in bed by 6:55pm.

 

Thankfully, I woke up Tuesday w/ a better attitude….


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Halloween

November 1st, 2013

Link enjoyed his first time trick or treating this year – so did I!  I was really excited to take him & he did great. He was really more into petting people’s dogs & walking through the neighborhood – he didn’t really care about the candy (except suckers, loved suckers).   I took him to […]



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Link enjoyed his first time trick or treating this year – so did I!  I was really excited to take him & he did great.
He was really more into petting people’s dogs & walking through the neighborhood – he didn’t really care about the candy (except suckers, loved suckers).

 

I took him to our friend Brad’s house & neighborhood.  It was perfect, just 2 longer streets, so not to much walking for Link.

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