So, my kids have been making me laugh mostly these days. I say mostly. Not the last two. I think PMS has hit and period is pending.
So, here’s some cute funnies for myself to remember and to share with those who like these kind of things.
Bliss has started to talk and sign. It has only taken her 19 months but she’s finally getting the hang of it. Kind of. For dog, she says “dah-dah” and pats her chest instead of her leg as the ASL is. She points to her nose as she says “bir” instead of pretending her pointer and thumb are a beak. She finally says Mom with regularity and somewhere she picked up “boobs” and points to what will one day be boobs. “No” is much to frequent as is “ow” every time I change her diaper. I think mostly because I respond to it, but I keep telling her it won’t be “owie” if she’d just stop eating dirt. Her binkie is “wee-wee” and she can say blankie. She can finally say “milk, please” and try to sign it, but my favorite is “more”. It don’t know why, it’s just how she says it. She is finally nodding her head in a yes response and will sign “thank you” after I say it. So, we are finally making progress with her. She definitely knows how to sign bath and knows what that is, I ended up with two water babies.
I’ve started at the gym recently to help with my weight control, stress management, pain management, and they have a daycare I can take the kids for 2 hours. Obviously, I shouldn’t have to mention, they keep getting sick. Bliss is teething, she’s finishing up her eye teeth which everyone says are the worst. Edison never acknowledged really he was teething, and neither has Bliss, until now. She is now a non-stop, screaming, temper tantrum, drooling, snotty mess. And it’s hard. The sound she makes when she screeches is overwhelming to my brain. And lately, as is the age, when she doesn’t get her way, the screaming and squealing and gnashing of teeth and vomiting of green stuff and head spinning (I am mostly joking. mostly.) is just too much for this mommy. I go to the gym, get a great workout in, feel great, actually get a shower in, and then I pick up my kids and the ride home undoes everything I’ve just done.
This too shall pass.
Edison is fully potty trained. I say that because we have been accident free for 2 weeks now and he’s started to wake up in the middle of the night crying because he has to go. Which is great, except that I am up from 1:30 to about 4:00am every day. He gets up, pees, has a hard time going back to sleep, Bliss hears us, wakes up, she doesn’t want to go back to sleep and cries, plus with her awful cough and teething… let’s just say my nights have been awesome. Plus I get up every morning at 5:20 because I am a good wife and The Captain wants to get up to get to the gym by 6:00am. He never wakes up to his alarm, but the second I nudge him and say his name, he wakes up. I have to stay there for a minute because 9 times out of 10 he’ll go back to sleep in seconds. So I have to stay there until he really wakes up and is up. So, I haven’t been getting much sleep.
On top of the sleep thing, I have been waking up in so much pain that wrestling the kids from upstairs to downstairs to change diapers and make sure that we all maneuver the stairs in my sleep deprived state and their toddler state is a success and get breakfast, I’m just not in the best mood in the mornings. It’s luckily not every day, but more days than not.
Edison has also started showing signs of his sense of humor which is sarcastic and really funny to me. I am not a morning person and I usually lay around and nap while Bliss is in her high chair eating breakfast and they both watch cartoons until she gets restless. Lately, when I ave been getting up, he comes to me with a bewildered look on his face, “What? Mom awake? What? Mom up? What?” and totally does the “I don’t believe this” face. It makes me laugh.
I just read this and found out I guess I never posted it… so I will post it now. It was originally written the first of June. LOL. I must’ve had more to write… or I wrote this on ambien and forgot what I was doing…