You ladies are cracking me up with the ta tas and bazongas. Hey, nobody said anything about hooters, though!
I really need some comic relief after this morning's travels. DS was a complete and total BRAT on the plane. He started this thing earlier this week where he thinks it's really really funny to yell. Just a short little "AH". OVER AND OVER AND OVER UNTIL YOU THINK YOUR EARS ARE GOING TO BLEED. So, yeah, he did that on the plane. Refused to be entertained by anything that I had brought with me. He also thought it was really funny to whack mommy in the face. I'm starting to realize that I am a complete disciplinary moron because I just don't know how to get through to him. Ignoring is not working. Saying no is not working. Timeout is not working (not that I could do that on the plane anyway). Taking things away as punishment is not working (like his bunny when he keeps throwing him even though I told him to stop). ARGH. I know he's just two, but it's really starting to drive me nuts. And I have to get in a car with him by myself tomorrow for 6 1/2 hours worth of driving time.
I did pick up 5 (yes, 5) Elmo dvds for the trip. My best friend says they're toddler crack and I'm hoping. It's definitely his favorite part of Sesame Street. Thomas the tank engine was a big flop on the plane. He had never watched it before (he really doesn't watch much tv besides Sesame Street and sometimes the Wiggles) but the Thomas dvds were really cheap at Costco and he likes trains, so I figured it was worth a shot. I got about 10 minutes out of them.
I also have cookies and other treats galore that he's rarely allowed. I don't care if it's bribery. I don't care if he's on a major sugar high when we get to South Dakota. I can always hand him off to grandma and grandpa and retire to my hotel room for some peace and quiet.
Needless to say, no forward motion today, and most likely none tomorrow. This whole "vacation" thing is killing my training!