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post #21 of 287

If either of my kids was like a friend's son, who will run for the road without a second glance, and run faster if he sees you after him, they would def be on leashes. We had one with Gabe when he was first walking well, it let him feel independent without wandering too far or us needing to hold his hand. Once he could be trusted not to run off and listen, we stopped using it.

 

Yay for bedtime! Norah was down around 9, but I never was able to get back out of bed. the boobie monster pretty much stayed attached between 9-2 a.m, at which point I was finally able to roll away. and she was wanting to nurse again around 4:30. ugh. Poor DH is feeling rather deprived. Norah is interfering with my sleep, which leads to me not really caring about sex. oh well.

 

We are going to see my sister about an hour away tomorrow. I am cooking her Thai as a "congrats for getting the job" present. Gabe is staying with his Nana tonight through Sunday. I am hoping to go to Ikea or a good mall to window shop. We'll see. my sister wants to talk haircuts. Joy.

post #22 of 287

Idk, maybe Nora just wasn't a darter?  I felt like she was, but I had no issue holding her hand or reminding her to stay close.  It was work for a few months, but it was no big deal to me.

I suppose if you're near a parking lot, etc, ok, maybe.  But it felt odd at a playground.  Hmm.  I try hard not to judge but leashes are just one of those things that make me cringe a little tbh.

 

Gonna go back to buy buy baby this afternoon with my friend.  I want to look at car seats in person, and Nora needs a rug for her room.  Maybe they have a cute one there.

 

Later when I have some time I need to share the latest drama with my oldest friend.  I want your guys honest opinions...

post #23 of 287

Most of the parks here aren't fenced and are surrounded by roads. and this boy will DART. His mom is anti leash (I mean. obv, it makes it a challenge ot climb equipment and such), but I think they have their uses. Gabe has always listened well, especially if in a stern tone of voice, which is my last resort, generally, or reserved for emergency.

 

Have fun shopping. I am dropping Gabe off at Nana's and then browsing the eco-children's boutique . . .they are having a sale! squee!

 

Time for diaper laundry. Again.

post #24 of 287
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JJ ~ I don't think I saw that Adele concert series. I watched a 1 hour live concert on YouTube that a friend posted on Facebook.

I'm not a big fan of those kid leashes, either, but I did consider getting one for Kellen. We used to joke that we needed on for him. He did dart into the street once and Ryan ran away from me in a store once. They were both too old for leashes by then, though. With Kellen I just use the stroller or cart. I tell him ahead of time that he has to stay with me, not run around, or he has to sit.

I can't stay outside long with Dylan. If we are in the front, he very quickly starts going for the street. In the back (well, everywhere, really) he puts everything in his mouth. I get tired fast and come inside. I do let him wander around the playground when we go with our homeschool group. So far, he has not wandered far. I sit and watch and let him go. He always turns and comes back before he gets too far. The biggest pain there is keeping all the gross stuff out of his mouth.

Kat ~ March 11 is a good day to have that baby. That's Ryan's birthday. smile.gif
post #25 of 287

OMG - here I am wondering why you guys are so quiet and I finally realized that you are in August! Derp.

 

I am soooo glad it is Friday! OMG - I got stuck watching some of my nieces and nephews all day mon-fri until school starts. (They are paying me, so its not like I am being taken advantage of) Sheesh. It is hard. 

 

Plus Arianna is at a hard stage. On top of weird sleeping habits she is just into everything and grumpy a lot and very very very very opinionated.

 

I just kinda skimmed through since I missed so many posts. The leash thing jumped out at me. I don't really have a strong opinion either way. I have never used them, but when I see parents who have the backpack leash thing it doesn't really phase me. 

 

MW - I have a swing out front of my townhome and I couldn't really use it for most of the summer because A would just try to run right off into the (moderately busy) street and it was exhausting to run after her the whole time. Recently though I have been able to go out there and she stays on the cement porch thing with me and listens when I tell her "not to get off".  

It's been nice to be able to go out and relax with her.

 

 

So, I have actually been writing and finding out I really enjoy it! LOL I have the equivalent of about 15 to 20 pages done. I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but I think getting started is the hardest part!

 

I was thinking of starting up a blog once I get a few chapters done and publish it on that blog one chapter at a time. I know it sounds weird to publish it on a blog for free, but I figure that way I can get some feedback. PLUS I am writing a series, so if I get the first book out there maybe people will be willing to buy the other books 2whistle.gif 

On top of publishing chapters I was thinking of writing about the daily struggles of writing and being a mom. 

 

What do you think? Good idea or bad?

post #26 of 287

annie I think that is a great idea!!  go for it!!

 

Ok - so I looked at carseats and now I'm more confused than ever.  Sigh.  I'm just going to wait for the britax sale.  Taht should be happening soon, right?

I also got the sticker numbers for the months to do the timeline for Finn's party.  I went thru all our photos and pulled out one pic for each month, and I'm doing to do like, a banner timeline (??) with each month.

 

Like this kinda but way cuter 

 

http://pinterest.com/pin/137782069820139865/

 

They had dirt cheap fitteds so I bought one, and I'm going to try it.

 

What else...?  Hmm..

 

I can't recall and the kitchen is a gross mess so I have to go clean it.  Sigh.  All I want to do is go to bed!!  LOL!

post #27 of 287
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annie ~ I think that's a great idea, too!

Carrie ~ Why are you looking at carseats? What's confusing?

Who had dirt cheap fitteds?

My internet has been sketchy and now my laptop is being weird. I can't log in to my own account on my own computer. I'm having to use a temporary account. That means I don't have any of my bookmarks or passwords or saved documents.
post #28 of 287
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Ok - so I looked at carseats and now I'm more confused than ever.  Sigh.  I'm just going to wait for the britax sale.  Taht should be happening soon, right?

I also got the sticker numbers for the months to do the timeline for Finn's party.  I went thru all our photos and pulled out one pic for each month, and I'm doing to do like, a banner timeline (??) with each month.

 

I can't recall and the kitchen is a gross mess so I have to go clean it.  Sigh.  All I want to do is go to bed!!  LOL!

 

Yeah, I almost need to get A another car seat. She is still in her infant bucket seat because she is so tiny! lol.gif She is only 18ish pounds, but I'm pretty sure she is gonna be to tall before she hits the 22lbs limit. 
LMK when the britax sale happens.

I hate cleaning. I have been doing the bare minimum all week and it is catching up with me.

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annie ~ I think that's a great idea, too!

My internet has been sketchy and now my laptop is being weird. I can't log in to my own account on my own computer. I'm having to use a temporary account. That means I don't have any of my bookmarks or passwords or saved documents.

Thanks! (Both of you) I think I am gonna do it. Once again, it's just something that I think I will have a bunch of fun with. 

 

That sucks about the internet and the crappy computer. It seems like once things start to go, they alllllllll start to go!

 

AFM - not much planned for this weekend. It is nice and cool today so that is making me really happy!

Actually I need to go open up my windows upstairs and let in the cool air.......

post #29 of 287

OMG was my post ever scatter brained!!  dizzy.gif

 

I'm getting Finn a new seat b/c his is an Alpha Omega Elite, which only goes to 35 lbs RF and 40 lbs FF.  So, he doesn't need it yet but he will this year, so I wanted to get one of the Britax seats on sale when they have their big sale.  Buy Buy baby has SOOOO many seats, I was confused about what would be the best seat for our car.  

I'm leaning towards the Britax Marathon 70.

 

BBBaby had dirt cheap fitteds.  I googled them and they get some mixed reviews.  They are Dappi brand.  http://www.babybestbuy.com/dappi-cloth-pinless-diapers-422.html

 

So I only bought one.  I figure if it works it works!  LOL!  If not no harm done.

 

Annie - OMG she is still in her bucket!?  That makes me chuckle!!  Both my kids were out of buckets by 6 months!! (Finn by 4 months!)!  What a cute little pixie she must be in real life.  I can't even imagine.  Finn is 28 lbs and change the last I weighed him!!

 

MW - that is annoying.  What's up with your laptop?

My chargers aren't working.  They'll keep the computer on while plugged in, but it isn't pushing enough charge though to keep the computer powered not plugged in.  And most of the time I plug it in, and the little charge light doesn't come on at all.  Annoying. :-(

post #30 of 287
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The battery for my laptop hasn't worked for a long time. IDK what's wrong with it now. It won't load my profile. It has me using a temporary profile. I followed the step to fix it, including checking and fixing the hard disk, but it just keeps doing the same thing. So, I can get on my computer and I can get on the internet but I don't have any of my saved pages or passwords or documents or photos. I can't log into Ravelry because I can't remember my password. I'm going through withdrawals. lol.gif

The internet should be fixed now. The guy came out and fixed the signal going into our house. I was only able to get on a few times yesterday and only for a minute or two and then I'd get cut off.

I have two Britax Boulevards and I love them. They are the older style and have been discontinued but still good for a few more years. I know a lot of people who have the Marathon because that's the one most often sold in stores. We got Kellen a Graco something-or-other (ha! I can't remember what it's called now) as a 2nd seat in dh's truck. It's a 3-in-1 so works RF, FF and as a booster. The safety people on the board here recommended it. I think it was around $130, a lot less expensive than the Britax.

Dylan and I went to The Big Latch On this morning. There was actually an event in Jacksonville for once! We all went for a walk/bike ride around the neighborhood. Ethan says we have to go twice a day to get some exercise. I figured out how to ensure that reverse psychology works. Don't do it on purpose. lol.gif Neither I nor dh told the boys they had to wear their helmets. We didn't say anything at all about helmets. Ethan said he was nervous about crashing on his new, bigger bike so I asked if he wanted his helmet. He said he did. Then Kellen had to have his. thumb.gif

Nothing else planned.
post #31 of 287
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Dylan and I went to The Big Latch On this morning. There was actually an event in Jacksonville for once! We all went for a walk/bike ride around the neighborhood. Ethan says we have to go twice a day to get some exercise. I figured out how to ensure that reverse psychology works. Don't do it on purpose. lol.gif Neither I nor dh told the boys they had to wear their helmets. We didn't say anything at all about helmets. Ethan said he was nervous about crashing on his new, bigger bike so I asked if he wanted his helmet. He said he did. Then Kellen had to have his. thumb.gif
Nothing else planned.

 

That's great!!!  Glad you went.  How cool!

 

So funny about the helmets!

 

So, I meant to tell you guys, we've been reading more about vasectomies and Alysia, I think I"m starting to see what you're talking about.  I think I'm feeling kind of against it now.  Especially after reading this link.

http://www.myfemininemind.com/2012/07/things-your-doctor-may-not-have-told_25.html?m=1

 

specficially the information about dementia and all that.  Shudder.  

 

I'm going to seriously stick with FAM.

 

I haven't been temping since we use condoms all the time.  (It also fell behind the bed one morning and I keep forgetting to grab it, I'll actually go do that right after I post b/c I want to see if I can catch any sign of o this month.)  But, soon.  I really want to get into it more and take more control.  

 

Finn signed "more" today!!  HIS FIRST SIGN!!!  I'm so freaking excited, I nearly teared up!  Ok, I did tear up!!!  We were all sharing a granola bar, and I walked away to check my fb in the dining room.  A few min later, Finn finds me and is fussing at my feet, so I picked him up.  I said, "What's going on, what do you need?  You can't be tired," and he, w/o a doubt, signed "more"!!!  I said, "You want more?!?  More granola!?" and he screamed excited and waved his arms around like, "YESSS!  You got it, mama!!"  I got him another little piece, and oh boy was he smug!!  He started bouncing around eating it, signing "more, more" over and over and we ALL saw, even Chris!!  Chris was impressed.  I don't think he really understood how COOL this would be!!!

post #32 of 287
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Very cool that Finn signed! Now you'll have to teach him, "yes' so he can sign that when you get it right. Dylan has still not signed anything but it's obvious he understands what I sign.

Yes, that's exactly the type of thing that concerns me with vasectomy. That goes right to the idea that it's just not a good idea to mess with the natural functioning of the body. Everything works the way it does for a reason and it all works together. Cutting off one function is going to affect other functions of the body. It has to just by the nature of how the body works. I don't see any way around that. I'm going to bookmark that and send it to my dh.
post #33 of 287
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Y'all, I'm in an awkward situation. Ryan's GF broke up with him because he wouldn't choose between her and one of his friends. I think she was hoping he would choose her if she did that but he didn't. He doesn't play games like that. He says he likes her but he doesn't want to deal with her drama. She wants him to spend all of his free time with only her and gets jealous whenever he does something with his friends. I asked him if he thought he might get back together with her and he said he's never gotten back together with an EX. He doesn't want to have to worry about her breaking up with him again.

She texted me today asking for advice on what she could do to get him back. I didn't know what to tell her. I just said that she can't do anything more than tell him how she feels. She said he's thinking about it and she's waiting for a response. I feel bad for her. She seemed like a nice girl, just a little insecure maybe, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do. I understand Ryan's POV. I'm certainly not going to tell Ryan he has to take her back (He wouldn't do it if I tried, anyway.).

It's weird to be kind of in the middle of my son and his GF. Is that what being a MIL is like? Ack!
post #34 of 287

Durr. I went out to the lake, and combine that with not getting notifications and I just realized tonight that I haven't heard from this thread in a while... lol. 

 

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JJ ~ I don't think I saw that Adele concert series. I watched a 1 hour live concert on YouTube that a friend posted on Facebook.

Ohhhh, you have to listen. That THE reason I love her as much as I do. They're filmed in her home, and she does little interview snippets and stuff too. It's just so... pure. 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAc83CF8Ejk  That's one of them. No clue how to find the others. It was actually DH who started listening to her music. She starts singing around 1:30

 

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Finn signed "more" today!!  HIS FIRST SIGN!!!  I'm so freaking excited, I nearly teared up!  Ok, I did tear up!!!  We were all sharing a granola bar, and I walked away to check my fb in the dining room.  A few min later, Finn finds me and is fussing at my feet, so I picked him up.  I said, "What's going on, what do you need?  You can't be tired," and he, w/o a doubt, signed "more"!!!  I said, "You want more?!?  More granola!?" and he screamed excited and waved his arms around like, "YESSS!  You got it, mama!!"  I got him another little piece, and oh boy was he smug!!  He started bouncing around eating it, signing "more, more" over and over and we ALL saw, even Chris!!  Chris was impressed.  I don't think he really understood how COOL this would be!!!

YAY!! So exciting to see that light turn on, and how proud of themselves they are!!

 

 

 

Ok, so short story... good time out at the lake. Good family time, walks, cuddles, watching olympics, etc etc. Then I got home last night (Ten and I stayed an extra night), and I was really really tired because Ten had been very needy the whole time. I was trying to put her to sleep and made some comment about how I was practically seeing stars because I was so tired. DH (who had already nicely plopped himself in bed without a second thought for the disaster of the house) snarked back that "I don't feel sorry for you. If you're tired, then just go to bed."  Insert me, seeing red. So... I'm taking him freaking literally. I'm sleeping in in the mornings and making him take care of Tenley if I'm still tired. I'm not worrying about cleaning the house, or cooking anything, or putting stuff away, or doing his laundry (it's sitting in a pile on the floor downstairs).  Fine, he thinks it's so easy to just go to bed as soon as you're tired, then I'll do just that. *sigh* It's just so frustrating. Every time we actually have a good time and get to enjoy life as a family, he goes and makes some asshat comment like that. 

 

So, he made a flirty joke this afternoon about wanting sex, and I deadpanned to him "Yeah, I don't feel sorry for you." And walked away.  *whistle*

 

Anyways... our other big excitement this week is that Ten has had a fever from Tuesday overnight until Friday morning, ranging between 101- 102.8. Super cuddly, lots of napping and lot of nursing, but no other symptoms. Broke Friday morning, and she was pretty normal for the rest of the day. Then around lunchtime today I changed her and noticed that she's got a light rash all over her core, and slowly spreading to her legs and I think her face now.  Grabbed my Sears book... pretty sure it's Roseola.  No big deal, but interesting! 

 

Anyways.... she's up crying now, and DH is in there, but doesn't sound like it's working. BBL. 

post #35 of 287

Yay for baby signs! Ava has been signing "eat" a lot. She must be going through a growth spurt because she's been eating all.night.long as well as signing eat all the time. She's eating like I did when I was pregnant with her. First breakfast, second breakfast, first lunch, second lunch, etc. Her sleep has been FOR CRAP. Thursday night she woke up at 3 AM and didn't want to be asleep and she didn't want to be awake. She just wanted me to walk around with her while she slept on my shoulder. I was falling asleep walking, that's how tired I am. It's awful. Last night was a bit better but she's still sleeping so fitfully. I'm a little concerned she has an ear infection but I'm trying to wait it out. I'm also going to order an amber teething necklace tonight too.

 

MW, yes that's probably like being a MIL! Good for you trying to stay neutral and telling her to talk to him. That's the best idea in my opinion.

 

JJ, grrrr, why are daddies so thick-skulled? DH tried that crap in the beginning but since he takes care of DD by himself 5 nights out of 7, he knows how hard it is to take care of her and get stuff done at the same time so neither of us give each other crap anymore about the condition of our house. It's destroyed most of the time but we're doing the best we can!

 

Ava is just such a toddler now! She's eating so much solid food, she sooooo physical, climbing up and down stairs, climbing over me, etc. She's still tiny though. If we had a bucket seat, she would still fit in it.
 

post #36 of 287

Drive by post but need to say...

 

JJ - "i don't feel sorry for you"?!? jaw.gif  Give that boy hell!  What a dick thing to say.

 

MW - LOL at the MIL comparison!!  I suppose it sure is, huh!?  If it were me I wouldn't intervene.  I'd probably end up telling Ryan what's going on and letting him decide.  That's a pretty silly thing to do, have him choose...but they were so happy together it sure sucks.  greensad.gif

 

Ok - real fast.  I don't want to put these on my feed but they came out so cute I had to share!!  Cupcake flags for Finn's party!!  Only about a million more to make!  LOL!!  YOu can even see Nora down there helping me cut them out!

 

Fronts

 

700

 

 

 

Back!

 

700

 

 

 

Hoping all the little details add up right.  I really want this party to look nice!!

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THOSE ARE ADORABLE!!!

 

I can't think of a theme I like for Ten, which makes it hard to gather ideas. 

 

 

And yeah, he won't live that down for a while... 

post #38 of 287
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Wow, Carrie! That's cute!

JJ ~Thanks for that link. I listened to the one. It's beautiful. I love her voice and her songs, which is rare for me.

Yeah, I can sort of get what your dh was getting at if he was trying to say not to worry about the mess or whatever and just go to bed but it's not cool to say he doesn't feel sorry for you. You got the message, though. thumb.gif Just go to bed and quit worrying about all the other stuff and trying to get it done. The mess will still be there tomorrow and it won't get any worse if you all are sleeping. winky.gif

My dh bugs me a little because he "cleans" so much. He stays up late to do the dishes and then complains about being tired. But, I'd do the dishes in the morning if he left them. And, most of the time I can't even really tell what he has cleaned. lol.gif Thursday night, after working until 4 am that morning (I said on FB it was 2 because that's what time he said he'd be home but he didn't get home until 4.), getting about an hour and a half of sleep, and then going back to work all day, he stayed up and said he was cleaning. After all the time he spent downstairs, I expected to go down and see just about everything picked up and put away. OMG! All the toys and junk were still all over the place. I have no idea what he was cleaning. I think he was just eating cannolis and didn't want to get busted. lol.gif Give me an uninterrupted hour and I can get everything put away, the counters wiped, the floors swept and maybe even mopped. I think he loaded the dishwasher and that was it.

Ryan took his GF back. He has never done that before. Maybe that's good, another sign of maturity on Ryan's part. I'm not sure what to think about her, though. I think she must be quite insecure. Ryan said she was begging him to take her back. She told me that she's not going to mess up again since she's been so lucky to get a 2nd chance with him. I told her to just be herself and not worry so much about what he thinks. He's young. He likes to hang out with his friends but he likes to be with her, too. She seems maybe a little bit too needy or clingy. I hope that's just because she's also young and maybe because her STB-Ex cheated on her. Ryan's is a straight shooter so maybe that will help her get over that. He won't cheat or just tell her what she wants to hear or play games. Anyway, trying to stay neutral and not get into his business too much but also trying to help this young woman be more confident is tricky.

Oh, we got photos of the boys today. That was my plans for the weekend that I forgot to mention before. They came out great, as always. I can't wait to get them. I always go there telling myself I'm going to get their one pose package of a gazillion sheets for $8 but end up getting a $200 package. lol.gif It's so worth it, though, because the photos are really nice. I finally got some professional photos of Dylan. I feel bad that I didn't get any before, especially when he was a newborn. I was so out of things, though. Nothing I can do about that now.
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THOSE ARE ADORABLE!!!

Thanks!!!

 

JJ - for some reason I keep picturing a Sesame street party for Ten, with lots of abby cadabby.  I have no idea why!

 

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Wow, Carrie! That's cute!
Oh, we got photos of the boys today. That was my plans for the weekend that I forgot to mention before. They came out great, as always. I can't wait to get them. I always go there telling myself I'm going to get their one pose package of a gazillion sheets for $8 but end up getting a $200 package. lol.gif It's so worth it, though, because the photos are really nice. I finally got some professional photos of Dylan. I feel bad that I didn't get any before, especially when he was a newborn. I was so out of things, though. Nothing I can do about that now.

 

Thanks!!

Oh yes - photos!  Oh I can't wait to see the ones of your boys.  I really need to get my kids in, too.  Going to do a 1 year shoot, and a 4 year old shoot for Nora.  I cannot WAIT.  Lately she has been hamming it up for the camera so I'm hoping it goes well!!

 

Ok - so - I never did fill you all in on the friend drama.  I'm already over it, but here goes, anyway.

She texts me the other day that she's coming up for Finn's party (which is on Saturday, 8/18) on the Thursday before, and that she's throwing a little get-together at her parents house with all our mutual friends.

TWO. DAYS. BEFORE.  His party.  

 

I was like WTF?!?

She's essentially throwing a party for herself in her own honor to see all our friends in one day b/c she can't be bothered to ever come up to NJ.  So.  The people who would have seen each other and made small talk at FINN'S 1ST BDAY PARTY will see each other two days prior.  Stealing thunder, much???

I had a freaking conniption.  SAW RED.  She did this for Nora's 3rd party too.  I had completely forgotten! 

That thursday, that she's planning the Party for Her Highness is Finn's ACTUAL birthday.  We are planning to go to the zoo or to a museum as a family.  I'm not even telling her this.  She can freaking figure that out on her own.

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So THEN she tells me, she'll be at Finn's party but her DH isn't coming, he's going to see if he can hang out w/her brother.  I said he is more than welcome to come to the party and she replies, and I quote, "I'm sure he'd rather hang out with someone or find something else to do."

 

How freaking RUDE!?  How many times did I travel to MD with a child and/or pregnant to visit you and your baby?!?  And endure your ridiculousness!?  And he has never met my son, so he's coming up for this party and not even ATTENDING!?  WTF people!?  And you're supposed to be my oldest/best friend??

 

So over it.  B/w this, the CIO, the FF carseat issue, and all the nonsupport, I have officially decided I'm doing NOTHING from now on to keep this friendship moving fwd.  I really wish she weren't even coming up.  

 

I'm glad the overlap of ppl going to BOTH parties w/in two days will really only be maybe 3 people.  The rest of my friends will be there and that's what counts.

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JJ ~Thanks for that link. I listened to the one. It's beautiful. I love her voice and her songs, which is rare for me.
Yeah, I can sort of get what your dh was getting at if he was trying to say not to worry about the mess or whatever and just go to bed but it's not cool to say he doesn't feel sorry for you. You got the message, though. thumb.gif Just go to bed and quit worrying about all the other stuff and trying to get it done. The mess will still be there tomorrow and it won't get any worse if you all are sleeping. winky.gif
My dh bugs me a little because he "cleans" so much. He stays up late to do the dishes and then complains about being tired. But, I'd do the dishes in the morning if he left them. And, most of the time I can't even really tell what he has cleaned. lol.gif Thursday night, after working until 4 am that morning (I said on FB it was 2 because that's what time he said he'd be home but he didn't get home until 4.), getting about an hour and a half of sleep, and then going back to work all day, he stayed up and said he was cleaning. After all the time he spent downstairs, I expected to go down and see just about everything picked up and put away. OMG! All the toys and junk were still all over the place. I have no idea what he was cleaning. I think he was just eating cannolis and didn't want to get busted. lol.gif Give me an uninterrupted hour and I can get everything put away, the counters wiped, the floors swept and maybe even mopped. I think he loaded the dishwasher and that was it.
Oh, we got photos of the boys today. That was my plans for the weekend that I forgot to mention before. They came out great, as always. I can't wait to get them. I always go there telling myself I'm going to get their one pose package of a gazillion sheets for $8 but end up getting a $200 package. lol.gif It's so worth it, though, because the photos are really nice. I finally got some professional photos of Dylan. I feel bad that I didn't get any before, especially when he was a newborn. I was so out of things, though. Nothing I can do about that now.

Oh, no I totally get what you mean. But the problem is that he won't do it either. And so I'll just get up the next morning and have to do whatever it was anyways... except now with Ten in tow too. And then it piles and piles and piles, and I get to the point where I can't even make food because there's no free space in the kitchen. At all. 

 

And exactly what you're talking about with Sean-- same here! I had a rough rough day today, and DH could tell. So he cleaned the kitchen for me. Well, if he goes to bed first, I'll get a picture for you guys. He even came into the living room and wanted praise, and announced that he had cleaned the kitchen. But... the sink is still full of crud, the counter still has stuff on it and hasn't been wiped down, and the top of the stove is covered in splatter still. Oh, and you still can't find the kitchen table. So yeah... I think he basically just loaded the dishwasher. But in his mind, he "cleaned the kitchen". *sigh*

 

So yeah... I haven't cleaned up the kitchen/living room at all. I've been eating frozen meals, or fast food. gah. 

 

 

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Thanks!!!

 

JJ - for some reason I keep picturing a Sesame street party for Ten, with lots of abby cadabby.  I have no idea why!

 

Thanks!!

Oh yes - photos!  Oh I can't wait to see the ones of your boys.  I really need to get my kids in, too.  Going to do a 1 year shoot, and a 4 year old shoot for Nora.  I cannot WAIT.  Lately she has been hamming it up for the camera so I'm hoping it goes well!!

 

Ok - so - I never did fill you all in on the friend drama.  I'm already over it, but here goes, anyway.

She texts me the other day that she's coming up for Finn's party (which is on Saturday, 8/18) on the Thursday before, and that she's throwing a little get-together at her parents house with all our mutual friends.

TWO. DAYS. BEFORE.  His party.  

 

I was like WTF?!?

She's essentially throwing a party for herself in her own honor to see all our friends in one day b/c she can't be bothered to ever come up to NJ.  So.  The people who would have seen each other and made small talk at FINN'S 1ST BDAY PARTY will see each other two days prior.  Stealing thunder, much???

I had a freaking conniption.  SAW RED.  She did this for Nora's 3rd party too.  I had completely forgotten! 

That thursday, that she's planning the Party for Her Highness is Finn's ACTUAL birthday.  We are planning to go to the zoo or to a museum as a family.  I'm not even telling her this.  She can freaking figure that out on her own.

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So THEN she tells me, she'll be at Finn's party but her DH isn't coming, he's going to see if he can hang out w/her brother.  I said he is more than welcome to come to the party and she replies, and I quote, "I'm sure he'd rather hang out with someone or find something else to do."

 

How freaking RUDE!?  How many times did I travel to MD with a child and/or pregnant to visit you and your baby?!?  And endure your ridiculousness!?  And he has never met my son, so he's coming up for this party and not even ATTENDING!?  WTF people!?  And you're supposed to be my oldest/best friend??

 

So over it.  B/w this, the CIO, the FF carseat issue, and all the nonsupport, I have officially decided I'm doing NOTHING from now on to keep this friendship moving fwd.  I really wish she weren't even coming up.  

 

I'm glad the overlap of ppl going to BOTH parties w/in two days will really only be maybe 3 people.  The rest of my friends will be there and that's what counts.

Oh Carrie :( Why are people so ridiculous? I can understand how hard that must be, but you're probably better off to let her slip from your life. It hurts, but some people just aren't worth the drama! Too many things in life to focus on, without having to deal with stuff like that!!

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