Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Alright, for those of you who don't know me I am a complete clutz!
This morning I was in the bathroom getting ready and I got a cramp in my leg. I get them like once a week, no big deal. So I put weight on it trying to flex my foot. It wasn't working so I put all of my weight on it and picked my other foot off the ground. BAD IDEA!!! My leg completely spazmed, I bounced off the wall into the counter, kicked over the kids stool, cracked my elbow on something I am not even sure what, bruised it AND took a chunk of skin out of it, then fell backwards hitting the rim of the toilet with my tail bone, twisted and ended up face first on the floor. ~groan~ My first thought of course was OWWW!!!! My second was how the heck did I manage to do THAT!!! I felt like a ping pong ball....
Well needless to say I am bruised, my elbow hurts, lol my BUTT hurts, but nothing is broken, I just have to sit creatively! Thankfully I managed NOT to hit my head on anything, The kids slept through it and after all that my charlie horse did go away on its own. -.-
I did manage to get all my exercises done today but that was NOT the way I wanted to start out my morning. Next time I shall be more careful. Don't worry if you chuckled at my lack of balance, lord knows if it hadn't hurt I would of been laughing at myself!!!
If you are going to attempt to balance on one leg and are as coordinated as me....HOLD ON TO SOMETHING!!!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Kid's are a joy. They also occasionally make you want to pull your hair out. But the trick is to remember how lucky you are to have them.
I was making breakfast this morning and all the kids were in the kitchen and super hyper active. I was getting impatient, I admitt it, cause when I opened the cupboard to get plates out there were none! My sister had not had time to do any dishes. Briannah was trying to get my attention and I was like "You have to wait! Mamma did not get any plates washed so I need to wash some so you can eat breakfast!!!" She looked at me and said "OK!" and walked out in a pout. I start to fill the sink hear them behind me. I turn around to find that they have cleared the table for me and are carrying all the plates to me. Even little Ky!! He is one and carrying a big heavy plate and looks up at me with his big blue eyes. I can tell he is struggling to hold it. Briannah and Aydan slip there little plates and all the silver wear into the sink and I take the giant plate away from Ky. They went straight back to being hyper but now I have a smile on my face and don't mind it at all.
Adventures in Potty Training
Briannah LOVES to pick out her own diapers. Right now we have blues clues. She gets to wear the pink doggy and purple kitty diapers while the boys wear the green and blue doggy diapers. Well she has decided that she likes the purple kitty much better then the pink doggy, so she wore all of her purple kitty diapers and all I had left was pink doggies. "I NO WANT THAT ONE, I WANT THE PURPLE ONE!"
"We don't have anymore purple ones left."
"I DON'T CARE."
"Well you have to wear your diaper."
~NO!! I want the purple one!" Followed by arm crossing and pouting.
Hmm...I pick up the pink diaper and face it towards her, I start to whine hoping it sounds something like a puppy. By the look on her face I know she thinks I am absolutely insane. You know its bad when a 3 year old thinks you are insane. "Look, the puppy is so sad it is crying because you don't want to wear it." I try again to make a dog whine sort of noise. She still thinks I am insane but I can tell she is getting curious.
Time for the talking diaper. "Please won't you wear me :( I am so sad(dog whine). "
I may be completely insane but it worked! She grabbed the diaper hugged it kissed it and said ok. She went potty on the potty and was completely happy to wear her pink doggy diaper.
Aydan on the other hand is not so easy. He is going through a potty hating faze.
"I no want to go on the potty."
"Well I need you to try."
"I NO WANT TO GO ON THE POTTY"
"Aydan you are a big boy now you have to use the potty."
"No!!" Followed by a crying fit. He goes limp as a noodle so its hard for me to pick him up and take him to the potty. Then he goes stiff as a bored so it is impossible for me to put him on the potty. It is hard not to laugh at myself as I am trying to lift him.
I manage to get him on the potty, so now he keeps trying to crawl off. I pull him back on, he tries to slide back off, I pull him back on, he tries to slide off repeat, repeat, repeat. Now I am sitting on the bath tub my legs infront of the toilet to prevent the sliding off action so now he is doing around the world on the potty spinning circles.
"Aydan you need to sit down and put your feet in front you are going to fall off!"
He starts to cry again. "I no want to go on the potty!" he sits there covers his eyes and repeats it over and over and over again. I try to play peek a boo to get the crying to stop but it only works for about 5 seconds. He has now turned it into a whine cry sing song about not wanting to be on the potty and that no tinkles are coming. (It is the most ridiculous sounding thing in the world and I have to look away to keep a straight face)
"Aydan can you just try to tinkle once for me please!?!?!"
"No tinkles are coming! I no want to go on the potty!"
"Can you try just once for me? If you try I will let you get off!"
"No!" Lets start the whining singing crying all over again. Should I take him off or leave him on? This is the debate I have everytime I put him on the potty.
"Aydan, look at me please! Just try to tinkle once ok? Just try to squeeze those tinkles out once and we can be done."
He cries and is SO unhappy but he tries and...
HE TINKLES!!!! THANK YOU GOD!!!
Now he is smiling and very happy with himself.
"I go potty like a big boy!"
I get his diaper on and he is off running to play happy as can be and I, well, I am worn out! This is only the first potty trip of the day.
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