Archive for the 'Miss Trouble' Category

School of hard knocks

Good lord today was just a terrible, horrible day. To put it bluntly, toddlers are not graceful.  They’re still working out that thing called balance, and haven’t mastered how to regain one’s balance if they start to lose it.  Hell, I’m an adult and I still haven’t quite figured that one out yet.  So, take […]

If one says no, go ask the other

She’s already learning this trick, although thankfully for the most part it doesn’t work out to her advantage.  Last night I was cooking dinner, and she wanted me to open a package of Sun Chips (one of the little 100 calorie packs) – I told her no, because I was gettig dinner ready and we’d […]

Found: My Sweet Toddler

Man last week was rough. I hope she doesn’t sprain another limb for a LONG time.  It took three days before we could remove the shirt she was wearing the day she got hurt, and another day after that to convince her a warm bath would help her arm.  Then Friday, she suddenly realized her […]

Listening skills: needs work

If the Kiddo has any faults right now, it is her listening skills.  Or, her lack thereof, shall we say.  We’re often repeating ourselves, although we try to limit it to no more than two or three times, with the threat of time out with the second repeat if it has to be said a […]

Kiddo: 1, Mommy: 0

Last night we had a first in our house. Our first, “if your kid/s is/are too quiet, that can’t be good”, incident.  I have photographic proof, too.

And on the flip side of this week…

She has entered a very, VERY irritating phase. “I can’t!”, which she says if she either a) doesn’t WANT to do something, or b) doesn’t THINK she can do something (when it is obivous she CAN) – which probably can really just be included in the first item. Yesterday evening she tossed one of her […]

Sometimes I wonder what goes on in her mind

Yes, this will be another potty-training related post. So yesterday, I decided since it wasn’t that hot out when we got home, and with the sun going down I could work mostly in the shade, I decided to hit the front yard and do some weeding.  I had the Kiddo stay outside with me while […]

Chapstick: It’s the new Crack.

“Jus’ a wittle bit.” Anytime the Kiddo sees my purse, or even a glimpse of a tube of Chapstick (or any type of lip balm, for that matter), she HAS to put some on.  And she says that phrase, to let me know she is bent on doing so. She will unzip my purse, and […]

Miss Drama Queen

Wowee was she ever beeing a drama queen tonight.  Complete with “arm over the face” with forced tears. Maybe she should be an actress when she grows up. LOL

Adventures in potty training

Or is the “PC” term now “potty learning”?  Meh.  Potty training, potty learning, it’s all the same to me. So last night, we get home, and the Kiddo wants to wear panties after I changed her out of a very soppy pull-up.  Which was my fault, because she said she had to go potty while […]