You know you’re a mom when….

5. You know the words to Wiggles songs.
4. You use baby terms such as potty or baba in conversations with other adults and are shocked when you realize that they don’t consider them real words.
3. You cut up your food into tiny bite size pieces.
2. You can discuss projectile vomiting or diarrhea without gagging.
1. You have gone number 2 with a one year old in the bathroom with you.

I found my clothes!!

They were in the washing machine.

By the time I discovered that they were in the washing machine they needed to be washed again. But at least I know where they are.

Woohoo for me, bad for hubby. He has to re-wash everything!

Baybee, don’t cha know it’s the weekend!

As I sit in here in my PJ’s suffering from severe lack of caffeine, I look at my son and wonder if he knows it’s the weekend.

He’s upstairs right now, probably running laps around the living room as I sit here trying very hard to will myself towards the coffee maker and turn it on.

During the week I have to be at work at 8am so that means I have to leave the house no later than 7am, which means that baybee boy must be awake at no later than 6:30am. That gives hubby and I time to dress and feed him, so that he is a happy camper once he gets to daycare. But on weekdays my lovely 13 month old son transforms into a 13 year old. He refuses to get up! He will pull the covers over his head & roll over and try to go back to sleep. I am serious this has happened on more than one occasion. If I let him sleep in he would probably sleep for another hour or so. It’s like he ran a marathon the night before and needs to sleep.

On weekends this is the complete opposite. My son wakes up at the crack of dawn up and is ready to go. All the fatigue that he has during the week just up and disappears! He’s ready to tackle the day and play until he drops.

I don’t understand this phenomenon. His schedule is the same. He goes to bed at the same time every night but it is like he knows when it’s the weekend, and he is programmed not to let us sleep in.

Mental note – when he really is a teenager make sure to wake him up at 5am on weekends!

Baybee, don’t cha know it’s the weekend!

As I sit in here in my PJ’s suffering from severe lack of caffeine, I look at my son and wonder if he knows it’s the weekend.

He’s upstairs right now, probably running laps around the living room as I sit here trying very hard to will myself towards the coffee maker and turn it on.

During the week I have to be at work at 8am so that means I have to leave the house no later than 7am, which means that baybee boy must be awake at no later than 6:30am. That gives hubby and I time to dress and feed him, so that he is a happy camper once he gets to daycare. But on weekdays my lovely 13 month old son transforms into a 13 year old. He refuses to get up! He will pull the covers over his head & roll over and try to go back to sleep. I am serious this has happened on more than one occasion. If I let him sleep in he would probably sleep for another hour or so. It’s like he ran a marathon the night before and needs to sleep.

On weekends this is the complete opposite. My son wakes up at the crack of dawn up and is ready to go. All the fatigue that he has during the week just up and disappears! He’s ready to tackle the day and play until he drops.

I don’t understand this phenomenon. His schedule is the same. He goes to bed at the same time every night but it is like he knows when it’s the weekend, and he is programmed not to let us sleep in.

Mental note – when he really is a teenager make sure to wake him up at 5am on weekends!

Smokin’ Hot!

No, I’m not talking about my body! :0)

The weather, it is hot!!

Today it is close to 30C and with the humidex it is even hotter.

I generally love this type of weather. Given that it is winter, is practically year round in my neck of the woods, heat waves bring a welcome change. The only catch is my baybee can’t stand the heat. It makes him cranky, whiny, and basically miserable. I’ve tried stripping him down and letting him just run around in his diaper, I tried squirting him with the garden hose, but none of it works. He wants to stay indoors and hide out until it cools down again. So until the weather becomes more seasonal I am banished to the indoors.

I have a confession to make…..

  1. I am unmotivated and don’t feel like working today. I have been playing around on the Internet and looking at all the pretty shoes on Zappos.com
  2. I have a desk full of healthy snacks but I am going to the vending machine for a Snickers bar.
  3. I just heard my bosses phone ringing (he is not here) but I didn’t answer it.

You know that you are over-worked when…..

You dream about your job!!

And it’s not even a good dream like the ones where you are doing your happy dance around the office waving the winning lottery ticket, or throwing water balloons at your boss or pouring fruit punch over the coworkers that drive you insane. Oh no, it is the dream where you are at your computer actually working.

Seriously, that is what I dreamt last night. I was sending emails to people and preparing reports to be filed. It is both depressing and strange. But I am taking it as a sign that I am in desperate need of a vacation and possibly a fruity drink with an umbrella in it.

Where are my clothes?!?!

OK, so in an attempt to help me out with my housework, the hubby has started doing the laundry. Which in theory is great, he gets to help out more and I get some of my time freed up to clean something else.

But here’s the problem ~ I can’t find any of my clothes. And when I ask him where something is he gets this blank look and sort of dozes off. I know that he’s washed them, I just can’t figure out where he’s put them.

I have a feeling that I have to take over the laundry again, it’s either that or go shopping with hubby’s credit card!

3 weeks back at work and already planning a vacation…

I know that I have only been back for three weeks and I know that I should be focusing on getting into a routine with my work life and my home life. But I’m not. Instead, I am daydreaming about all the places that I could be going on vacation and I’ve narrowed it down to two.

It’s either going to be Negril JA or Turks and Caicos.

I’ve been to Montego Bay JA already, and I loved it!! So any excuse I can find to get back to that island I am going to take it.

Then there’s Turks and Caicos. It looks absolutely breath-taking and I would love to walk along those beautiful beaches.

But alas, I don’t have the funds to go to either place. So I am stuck sitting here in the unseasonably cold weather and daydreaming.

Is there anything that we can still eat???

I have always known that high fructose corn syrup is bad for you. It was banned from food product because it was bad for you and then the government removed the ban. This is the first time that I have ever decided to search for a list of the actual foods containing HFCS and dang!! It’s a long a$$ list!! And this is only a list of the foods from fast food restaurants, the list of the products that are on grocery shelves for daily consumption is even longer!! I don’t know what’s left for us to eat!?

ARBYS

Arby’s Fat Free Italian Dressing
Honey Wheat Bread
Light Balsamic Vinaigrette
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Santa Fe Ranch Dressing
Spicy Brown Honey Mustard
Blimpie Blue Cheese Dressing
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Cinnamon Roll
Fat Free Italian Dressing
Fudge Brownie
Honey French Dressing
Marbled Rye Roll
Mustard Potato Salad
Potato Salad
Sweet Peppers
Thousand Island Dressing

BURGER KING

Burger King Breakfast Syrup
Buffalo Sauce
Chocolate Shake Syrup
Coca Cola Classic
Corn Dusted Buns
Croissant (Croissan’wich)
Dr Pepper
Dutch Apple Pie
Hershey’S Sundae Pie
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Honey Mustard Spread
Icee – Coca Cola Classic
Icee – Minute Maid Cherry
Ketchup
Milk Shake
Milk, 1% Lowfat Chocolate
Mott’s Strawberry Flavored Applesauce
Sesame Seed Buns
Specialty Buns
Sprite
Steak Sauce
Strawberry Shake Syrup
Tartar Sauce
Chick-fil-a Barbecue Sauce
Blue Cheese Dressing
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Carrot & Raisin Salad
Carrot & Raisin Salad
Chicken Salad Cup
Chick-fil-A Southwest Chargrilled Salad
Chocolate syrup ingredients
Dr Pepper
Fat Free Honey Mustard Dressing
Fudge Nut Brownie
Garlic and Butter Croutons
Honey Mustard Sauce
Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce
Honey Roasted Sunflower Kernels
Polynesian Sauce
Reduced Fat Raspberry Vinaigrette
Sunflower Multigrain Bagel
Thousand Island Dressing
Yeast rolls

DAIRY QUEEN

Dairy Queen Chocolate Cold Fudge

KFC

KFC Potato Salad
Apple Pie Slice
Cherry Cheesecake Parfait
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lil’ Bucket Chocolate Crème
Lil’ Bucket Fudge Brownie
Lil’ Bucket Lemon Crème
Lil’ Bucket Strawberry Short Cake
Strawberry Crème Pie Slice
Apple Pie Mini’s
Mott’s Apple Sauce

MCDONALDS

McDonald’s 1% Low Fat Chocolate Milk Jug
Baked Apple Pie
Barbeque Sauce
Big Mac Bun
Big Mac Sauce
Biscuit
Butter Garlic Croutons
Chocolate Triple Thick Shake
Coca-Cola Classic
Deluxe Warm Cinnamon Roll
English Muffin
Hi-C Orange Lavaburst
Honey Wheat Roll
Hot Caramel Sundae
Hot Mustard Sauce
Hotcakes
Ketchup
Low Fat Caramel Dip (for Apple Dippers)
McDonaldland Cookies
McFlurry with Oreo Cookies
McRib
Newman’s Own Cobb Dressing
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
POWERade Mountain Blast
Regular Bun
Sesame Seed Bun
Southwestern Chipotle Barbeque Sauce
Sprite
Strawberry Sundae
Strawberry Triple Thick Shake
Sweet ‘N Sour Sauce
Subway Chicken Strips, Teriyaki Glazed
Chipotle Soutwest Sauce
Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Deli Style Roll
Fat Free Honey Mustard
Peanut Butter
Sourdough Bread
Wheat Bread

TACO BELL

Taco Bell Caramel Apple Empanada
Citrus Salsa
Pizza Sauce
Salsa