Archive for August, 2008

The Four T’s

August 22, 2008

This pretty much sums up our day…the Four T’s.  Have you encountered the Four T’s lately? 

Tired:  She is overtired and not really into napping now.  She wakes up crabby from her naps.  She’s ready to get up, but she isn’t.  She’ll wail until you get her though.  She wants to run and play, but is so tired she just breaks down…meltdown city.

Teething:  She is working on 4 teeth right now.  The cuspids.  The left lower one broke through the other day.  She wants to chew on everything.  She even bit my leg really good during one of her temper tantrums.  Nice.  I have the wound as proof.

Toddler:  Happy one minute, screaming, inconsolable the next.  Giggling, then instantly pissed.  It is like living with someone with bi-polar disorder.

Tears:  Me or her?  Depends on the moment.  I actually haven’t broken into tears today, but it has been close.

She didn’t want to nurse tonight and I’m bummed.  It is the first time she wanted daddy to put her to bed.  I’m so bummed!


Park Gone Wrong

August 21, 2008

Is it too much to ask to be able to enjoy a nice night at the park with your family?  The second we pulled up this kid engages us in conversation.  He tries to climb up the slide as we are trying to go down.  You know the drill.  About 7 minutes later my husband has had enough and we leave.  We go to another park.  It looks like the coast is clear.  As soon as the doors shut, here comes another random child, unsupervised and way too young to be alone in the park.  He is even more annoying than the last.  He is really in my child’s face and my poor husband is about to lose his cool after the 5th “Why?” that comes out of this kids mouth.  We leave after about 4 minutes.  We tried, but after a long day, you just want to have fun.  You don’t want to entertain someone else’s kid.

We seriously need to either go during the day when there are other young, supervised kids there, or we need to get a swingset in our backyard.


August 20, 2008

What a day.  All afternoon I have felt dizzy and nauseas.  Emma was in a little better mood and just played with her bears most of the afternoon.  I was getting worried thinking something was majorly wrong, but I’m pretty sure it was just a migrane.  Hopefully it is gone by the morning.  Taking care of a toddler and feeling like crap do not mix well.

I’m trying to win this dress too.  A friend of mine would really like it for her daughter.  So, I’m linking to it.  Wish us luck.

3:28 a.m.

August 18, 2008

Have you ever woken up at exactly the same time 2 mornings in a row?  Crazy, cause I have.  I have the last two mornings.  I wake up to my husband snoring, then I lay there trying desperately to get back to sleep and not look at the clock.  Finally, I break down and it is 3:28 a.m. for the second morning in a row.  Weird.  I always think of ghosts lurking around the house at that hour.  I don’t know why, but that comes to mind.  So, as I am checking my house for intruders (that must have been what woke me…not my snoring husband a half a foot away) by the light of my cell phone, I can’t help but think a ghost is going to be right around the next corner.  No intruders, no ghost, but definitely a snoring husband.  I go back to bed hoping to get some rest, but no luck.  Finally at 4:07 I go into the spare bedroom and finally get some shuteye.  That is, until I am woken up at 5:55 a.m. by a hungry toddler.  It starts all over again and I am blessed and happy to get out of bed and start the day!

Hello world

August 18, 2008

I’m very excited to start blogging.  Part of me is nervous and the other part can’t wait to just write.  I’m excited to share my thoughts and my day to day life.  I choose dreaming mama for a few reasons.  One, because I’m a mom.  We have dreams, some of what we envision and want our lives to be and some plain old crazy dreams.  I tell you, I have the craziest dreams.  I am a SAHM and it is nice to have another oulet to share my day with.  It will also serve as a journal for me.