Archive for the parenting toddlers Tag

In Which Reluctant Mother Names All The Lego Guys After Alcoholic Beverages And Finds Some Redemption

Just when I was about to lose my parenting shit and send everyone off to some sort of structured, beneficial, better-than-I-can-provide learning environment. .  .{AKA PRESCHOOL!}. . . So I could clean up cat barf in peace:  Mac: [Pointing at floor] “You got a. . .a. . .poop?”  Me:  “That’s cat vomit.”  Mac:  “Cat vomit?  Cat vomit!  hahahahahahaha!  Cat Vomit!
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Reluctant Mother v “A Break”

I’ve spent parts of the past two out of three nights attempting to convince my 26-ish week pregnant body that sleeping with Mac on his bedroom floor is super-fun!  I suspect he’s working on some molars that are making him uncomfortable.  This following a bout of some sort of stomach virus that took me out of commission for 24 solid
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DO NOT PANIC!!! It’s Just Another Explosion of Parental STUPIDITY

Oh, if only I had a nickel for every time I told myself not to panic!   My inept parenting skills get me into plenty of dire situations but this time could be the worst yet:  I COMBINED MY INEPT PARENTING SKILLS WITH A REASONABLE SUGGESTION FROM MY HUSBAND! NEVER, never try this. . .it’s like fire and gasoline. .
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When Daddy’s Not Working He’s Busy Getting Played. . .

I’m proud to say without any hint of snark or sarcasm that my Husband is a REALLY good Father.  He’s very involved.  He’s willing to help.  He loves spending time with Mac. Naturally, Mac adores him. Fortunately, Chris had a decent amount of time away from the office over the holidays and he shouldered some of the tasks I typically
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Purposeful Parenting?

I know this will come as a surprise for those of you who think I spend nearly every waking minute swilling booze and spewing snark but I am serious about my parenting. Frequently clueless. . .but caring.   I think about it a lot. I think about my actions.  My words. I want to provide my kid with the best
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Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Annoying

They say toddlers are supposed to imitate things that adults do. They say it’s integral to their development. They let on like it’s adorable and wondrous. They are jerks. With the exception of the kid learning how to “phish in” birds, every other adult behavior he’s imitated annoys the shit out of me. It all started a few months back.
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