*sniff sniff*

Some body’s lunch smells really good!!

It’s making me really hungry!

Dang people that eat at their desks, don’t they know that some of us are sitting here playing on the Internet, oops, I mean working.

When mom’s away, the boys will play

Yesterday my son wasn’t feeling the greatest, so he got to stay home from the daycare with his daddy. They were going to have a daddy/baybee day. Now I am not a neat freak (well not anymore) by any means. I understand that life with a 13 month old is messy. There are cheerios under my couch, my bookcase is no longer in alphabetical order, and my pots & pans will never be stacked neatly again, these are all things that I accept and live with.

So when I left ‘my boys’ at home yesterday morning, the house wasn’t the neatest. I didn’t make the beds, the breakfast dishes weren’t done and there were clothes in the washer that needed to go into the dryer (I think they are still in there, come to think of it). So I wasn’t expecting a pristine house when I got home. But boy was I surprised!

When I walked in the door it looked like a tornado went through the house. There were baking dishes in the living room, the baybee was running around in his P.J.’s with a hairbrush in hand, and my hubby looked frazzled. And don’t even get me started on the condition on the toy area.

Now I am not saying that the little man, was malnourished and exhausted. His dad did a very good job with him. He was fed, had numerous diaper changes, and was overall a very happy (still slightly sicky) little boy. They did a whole bunch of activities throughout the day and even went out to a fish & chips place and picked up dinner. I wasn’t expecting the mess to be as big as it was but I guess that is what happens when mommy is away.

You know you’re a mom when….

WARNING

IF YOU ARE EASILY GROSSED OUT – DON’T READ THIS!!!

Projectile vomit doesn’t bother you so much!

The baybee is teething, so we are experiencing all the fun stuff that goes along with that; the crying, the fever, the irritability (and that’s just the hubby).

Baybee is holding up OK but the height of his unhappiness was marked by one monumental occasion, the first time that he had projectile vomit.

I am no stranger to projectile vomit, I have experienced it before with my niece, but that was five years ago. You tend to forget or maybe consciously erase the level of gross-ness from your brain. So when I got pregnant and everyone started telling me the horror stories about projectile throw up I got scared, terrified even. I gag when I see a cartoon character upchuck, what the heck was I going to do when my flesh and blood empties the contents of his stomach on me, at such a speed that it resembles a speeding locomotive. I would probably pass out from the icky-ness. I was screwed, 100% screwed.

But when it happened twice in the last two days, I managed not to dry heave or gag, but take care of the baybee. Even though at one point, I was wearing the contents of his stomach, I kept a stiff upper lip and a stable stomach and I took care of my screaming child. I am not saying that it was not disgusting. It was incredibly disgusting; this warm mushy stuff running down my leg and the front of my shirt and I did want jump into the shower as soon as I could get there, it’s just I had other things to worry about at the time. Making sure that Mr. Man was OK was my first priority.

I guess that means that I am officially a mommy, but I am not looking forward to the next rite of passage: the first projectile poop!!

I can’t believe I forgot it…..

I forgot my purse at home!

I have to state this from the very beginning, I do not have a dainty little clutch purse. I have a ‘mom’ purse. It looks more like a mini duffel bag than an actual purse. It contains just about anything and everything that I could possibly need. This includes but is not limited to – 2 organizers (one ends in August and one starts in August), straws, mini chocolates, a pair of socks, a magic marker, a Tide pen (usually needed right after the magic marker), safety pins, band aids, several balls and my cell phone at the very bottom.

Because my purse contains a small convenience store, I take it with me everywhere. So I don’t understand how I could have forgotten it. In the mornings I have three bags that leave with me; my purse, my lunch bag and the daycare bag. Some how today I only left with two and I didn’t realize it until I went to get my purse this morning.

Once I realized it was missing I went into hyper panic mode and tore my desk apart looking for it. When I couldn’t find it here, I called the hubby in a panic, and he did a quick sweep of the living room and found it right beside the front door. He dropped it off on his way to work, and I feel better now, because if anyone here gets a paper cut, I am prepared. :0)

Hell’s Kitchen video game!

I am such a geek, I am so excited about the Hell’s Kitchen video game for the Wii coming out this fall .

Usually I am not into video games nor am I game savvy, my gaming is limited to Super Mario Brothers for the original Ninetendo system. But this game may change all that. Apparently, you are supposed to prepare dishes for chef Ramsey and if they are not up to his standards then you reacts the way he does in the show.

So a virtual Ramsey is going to call me a donkey!!! Or maybe even a cow!!!
I can’t wait!

Hell’s Kitchen video game!

I am such a geek, I am so excited about the Hell’s Kitchen video game for the Wii coming out this fall .

Usually I am not into video games nor am I game savvy, my gaming is limited to Super Mario Brothers for the original Ninetendo system. But this game may change all that. Apparently, you are supposed to prepare dishes for chef Ramsey and if they are not up to his standards then you reacts the way he does in the show.

So a virtual Ramsey is going to call me a donkey!!! Or maybe even a cow!!!
I can’t wait!

In case of emergencies

Always have a swim suit ready!

OK, so this only really applies to the summer. But it is a very important piece of clothing that should be accessible at all times and I learned that the hard way.

One afternoon, when the line up was too long at Wonderland, we decided to head over to Wild Water Kingdom. There was barely anyone there; I think they were all at Wonderland. The kids changed into their swimsuits but we didn’t have ours. So we had to go chasing after two very active kids, through all sorts of wading pools and fountains in our denim Capri’s and t-shirts.

By the end of it we were soaked!

Now I always carry a swim suit with me, just in case.

Completely and utterly exhausted!!

It’s been a crazy weekend/ beginning of the week. We flew out to NYC last Thursday a.m. and flew back on Sunday night. But this was no restful holiday. We were in town for a wedding, and had a whole lot of running to do. Baybee did good on the plane, he slept all the way there and the majority of the way back home. And while we were there he was fairly well behaved. He had his moments where he would have some meltdowns and go stir crazy but all in all he was better than I expected.

Me other the other hand, was not as well behaved. I am a good flyer generally, but I have never flown with a thirteen month old. I was wound tighter than a top, and ready to snap at just about anybody. I was frazzled from the get go and just ready to come home by the end of the weekend. I think it was all the running. I tend to be hyper – organized and disorganization is one of my pet peeves. I like schedules and sticking to them, but there wasn’t much of that this weekend. I really need a restful vacay with nothing to do but just chillax, but for right now I am glad to be home.

A note on the wedding ~ it really was wonderful. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a ton of fun. I was honoured to be there to share in the day(s) and even though I was as cranky as I was, I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Oh magic lamp *rub, rub, rub*

My three wishes are:

  1. A house that cleans itself. That includes doing the laundry and washing the dishes.
  2. 10 hours of continous sleep
  3. Chocolate to be one of the four food groups.

*tapping lamp*

Hello?!? Anyone in there?!?

*no answer*

Oh well, it looks like that didn’t work, I have to go back to work now.

Oh magic lamp *rub, rub, rub*

My three wishes are:

  1. A house that cleans itself. That includes doing the laundry and washing the dishes.
  2. 10 hours of continous sleep
  3. Chocolate to be one of the four food groups.

*tapping lamp*

Hello?!? Anyone in there?!?

*no answer*

Oh well, it looks like that didn’t work, I have to go back to work now.