Archive for mommyhood

I Know What I am Having for Dinner

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 9, 2009 by ltycks
Ten Little Piggies

Ten Little Piggies

Mommy? … I love you…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 8, 2009 by ltycks

IMG_0013That is what this tiny (but not THAT tiny) man said to me yesterday when we were at the table eating brunch.  Melted my heart.  Dubs and I both have bad allergies at the moment so Dubs spent the night last night and we shared the humidifier…

Best night’s sleep I’ve had in a while…

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P.S. I bought another humidifier today.

SpongeBob @ $1.07

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 4, 2009 by ltycks

Oh oh, beware here is a link to the new BK Kids Meal Toy, http://www.clubbk.com/Toys/Default.aspx.

Tonight, after a long day I looked at Hubs and said, “Let’s go out to eat.”  I was still recovering from Dubs’ spaghetti catastrophe dinner last night.    Our choice was Burger King for no other reason other than it’s close. And cheap.  And easy enough for small kids.  Not my idea of an epic family night out, but I’ll take it.  I made the mistake of pointing out the Baba (aka SpongeBob) toys to Dubs.  All we heard then was “I want Baba, I want Baba…”  Admittedly, he was not loud.

Fast forward to our “order” arriving (they actually brought it to our table), Hubs and I hide the toy so Dubs can focus on his chicken nuggets (that appearantly come in the form of crowns).  We did manage to catch a glimpse of the toy.  Turns out he got…

PATRICK!!!

Needless to say Dubs, still fussing over the Baba display was not happy when he saw the pink side kick of SpongeBob.  And honestly, as much SpongeBob as we watch, I was kind of rooting for any one other than Patrick.  Dinner continues and Dubs oscillates between loving and hating Patrick.  Feeling quite the peace keeper I decided to buy him a Spongebob figure.  Hey, it turns out they are $1.07 – not bad, much cheaper than anything at Toys R Us.

It was then that I found out the sad news…they did not have any SpongeBobs.  Only Patricks and Squidwards.  Seriously?  No Sandy, no Gary, no jellyfish catching Spongebob.

Dubs happily played with Patrick AND Squidward all night.

 

Lucky Number

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 4, 2009 by ltycks

My lucky number must be three.  Trinities surround our culture.  In Hinduism there are the Lords Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma – Goddesses Parvati, Durga and Kali, and of course, Christianity has it’s Holy Trinity.  I’m sure that I will find many more within minutes of “Google-ing” but you get the idea.  These are the thoughts that occurred to me on my drive home tonight:

12/21: find out I am pregnant (both numbers are multiples of three)

1/20: find out via ultrasound that our beloved baby stopped growing (1+20=21, a multiple of three)

1/17: based on the ultrasound on 1/20, I am pretty sure we actually lost our baby on this day (1+17=18, a multiple of three)

8/1: find out I am pregnant again (8+1=9, another multiple of three here)

11/16: find out I’m carrying a boy (11=16=27)

3/12: deliver Dubs

Neat, huh?

Could this kid like cars any more?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 1, 2009 by ltycks

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Halloween 2009

Electro Man

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on October 27, 2009 by ltycks

Zap! When Dubs’ first started school (I fully realize I dropped the quotes, preschool is not that far away) the first themed day was about superheroes. Well, we did not have much in the line of super/spider/batman…he had superman pj’s at 18 months, but they are now more like superman capris. And his Harry Potter shirt? Completely outgrown.
So we did not send him in any superhero outfit. According to that day’s report card, they made him a cape out of a trash bag and called him “Electro Man.”
Well the name must have stuck. This kid loves turning on the light before entering a room, or when we first get home. What cracks me up though is that he will also turn OFF the light when he leaves the room. Tonight after he finished brushing his teeth in Hubs’ and my master bathroom, I called him from the bedroom so we could go get Hubs and go night night. And of course, without any prompting, he turned off the light himself!
I know I must reek of first time mommydom but I am loving the perks of toddlerhood!

Engines Churning

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 24, 2009 by ltycks

It is a beautiful fall morning here in the Midwest (can’t you tell I grew up here?).  It’s a Saturday.  The trees are sprouting gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, red, and pink foliage.  A little over a year ago when Hubs and I were house hunting, the fact that our (now) neighborhood has an abundance of trees was definately a winning point.

Weekends are energizing.  There are two days of no-work-do-want-we-want-and-can-afford ahead of us.  Another work week is past us.  I like to focus my weekends on providing learning experiences and family bonding time for Dubs.  He loves going out as a family, even if it is to the grocery store – which can still be a learning experience.  I also try to make my parents a part of his weekend: hubs and I never had grandparents that lived in town, or that lived close enough to us that we could easily visit them, for that matter.  And I consider it a blessing (and much needed respite!) that Dubs can have this.

On another note, I am very interested in learning the weekday and weekend rituals of other families.  As working parents, Hubs and I usually meet up after work at Dubs “school” (aka daycare) to pick him up. Together. As a family.  I like to think that it is nice for our child that his full parental unit picks him up everyday.  It’s not a necessity.  Nor is it somehow “wrong” if other parents are unable to do this, or choose not to do this.  It’s just somethig that we are able to do -it’s one of our rituals.  It enables us to all come home from our respective “schools” together.  And we may not always be able to do so.

On weekends our biggest ritual revolves around Playhouse Disney – which is probably the biggest reason we have cable.  Dubs loves him some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (and can be seen almost anywhere calling out “Oh Toodles” with his hands on his cheeks.  Bless his Heart) along with My Friends Tigger and Pooh, and Special Agent Oso.  And as a parent, I appreciate the interactiveness and educational content of these shows.

Another ritual that we seemed to have adopted consists of watching hockey.  My brother an advent Blues fan and multi-year season ticket holder had taken Dubs and I to his first hockey game last year.  And Dubs (who was 20 months old at the time) loved it.  Neither the intensity nor the loudness seemed to bother him.  So we took him to two more games last year, and have been to one this year so far.

We have also started to watch the games at home with him.  I love that he enjoys watching the Blues and I think it is very important for kids to believe in heroes – whether they are soldiers, police officers, firefighters, sports figures, or mommy and daddy – I think that hereos give kids the opportunity to have hope, to witness courage, and it provides a healthy belief system for kids.  To me it also promotes their innocence, which in toddlerhood and childhood, can be paramount.