Cranky girl

She woke up once at around 4:30am, saying, of all things…. that she wanted to go swimming! LOL I got her back to sleep, and got about 30 minutes more of sleep before my alarm went off. *sigh* I snooze it once, then get up to shower. Then I poke my husband as I crawl back into bed, to let him know there’s about 25 minutes until it’s time for his “first” alarm. I conk out for that 25 minutes, poke him again when the alarm goes off. He gets his one snooze, and then gets up for his shower. I hit snooze once more, then get up to start getting dressed. While I’m doing that… The Kiddo starts crying.

As I’m putting some milk into a sippy for her, she opens her door and peeks out over the gate. I tell her I’ll be right there, and zap the milk for 30 seconds in the microwave. Put a little spoonful of Ovaltine in it (she LOVES chocolate milk, and Ovaltine is at least somewhat “good for you”), shake it and walk back to her room. I hand her the sippy and remove the gate…

And she immediately walks out and heads for my home office, saying, “Maniacs?” That is her saying, she wants to watch Animaniacs. I tell her no, it’s time to get ready for school. “No school!!” she says, starts to get whiny, and stomps back into her room, telling me to go away.

OMG – she’s only 2.5 years old – drama queen much?? LOL

So, I say, “fine, I’ll go away”, and turn heel and start to walk away. She starts to melt down because I was doing what she told me to. Heh. So I go pick her up and walk back into my bedroom with her, which is where I get her dressed for school. Usually.

She didn’t want to get dressed, she didn’t want her milk. She didn’t even want me to take her PJ bottoms off to change her out of her wet diaper! Oye!

By now my husband was getting dressed, and, observing her utter unwillingness to even allow me to change her diaper – and how I had to fight her to take her PJ bottoms off – said that he was willing to call out of work and we could all stay home. Seemed fine by me, my throat still hurts, and it would probably be WWIII just trying to get her ready for school.

So we both called out of work, and I called daycare to let them know she’d be out today.

She’s currently watching Animaniacs (like she wanted), and eating generic cocoa puffs. In about 20-30 minutes, my husband is going to go get Chik-fil-A for breakfast… Yummy!

So, a day off, courtesy of a super cranky little girl. Quite fine by us! LOL

Thumb sucking

Way back when the Kiddo first found her thumbs, we thought, “hey, that’s great – now we won’t have to worry about her screaming if she loses her pacifier in the middle of the night.”

Now, at 31 months old, she still sucks her thumb. Enough that she has a callous on the thumb she favors the most. Enough that its starting to make her baby teeth protrude just a little bit. 🙁

From everything I have read, as long as she stops before her permanent teeth come in, her mouth should be fine. I sure hope so. So far breaking her of this habit has not proven to be easy. I don’t know how often she sucks her thumb at school, but at home if she is watching a movie or a tv show, her thumb is in her mouth almost constantly. I’m always having to tell her to take it out of her mouth.

Does anyone have any suggestions on what we can try to get her to stop? Or should we just let it go and hope she drops it on her own?

My WAHM Forum list of bloggers

I’ve started reading a thread on a forum on WAHM.com, that is dedicated to blogging for $.

Here is a list of sites for the girls who’ve posted on the thread (compiled by some of them, modified slightly by me), most of which I have added to my blogroll.

World of Mom
Drizzly Blog
WICBlog
Green ‘n’ Pink
Reading Writing and Reloading
Feelings Just Are
Not Just In Your Head
Kateedyd What?!
Mommie’s Marbles
Confetti by: Kateedyd
Pure Jade Home
Luxury Lifestylez
The Fuzzbutt Files
Kimmi’s Krazy World
My Weekly Beef
My First Steps With Jesus
Good News
I Love my 3 Boys
News That is New
Secola‘s Space
Left Hand in Right Mind
Thrifty Momma Ramblings
Tupperware
My So Called Blog
Remotely Mommy
Vibrant Healthy U
Photos For The Fun of It
Nusring Home or Home?
The Art Of Criticism
World of Homemaking
Mix World
Have Your Health
Money Relations
A Christian Marriage
Taking a Break From Parenting
That‘s What I am Talking About
Spiritually Grounded Mind
Florida Travel Spots
All in a blog
Blog About it
Different World
Man, I feel like a woman
Easing Chronic Pain
Momas Life
Bahama Berry
Wah and Loving it
My Big Fat Battle
Liz’s So Called Blog
Secret Thoughts and More
Kathleens Brand Buzz
The 40 Life
The Geeks Girl
NES Nintendo
The Mighty Scribbler
Domesticated Diva
A little bit About Nothin
The Cajun Blogger
Wahm Adventures
House of Bargains
Coodas Corner
My-Junk-Drawer
Fat Girl Goes Fit
Mommy Mias World
Vanilla Country Store
Thrifty Thoughts
Godly Woman
My Special Place
Work from Home Options
The work from home blog
Women Of Faith
Cypress TX Mom
Momas Life
Success Factors
Savvy Business Moms
Here On Columbia Avenue
Da Boss And Bryguy
4 Cats Make Me Crazy!
It’s Just My Thoughts
Raising a Girl
Identity Crisis Girl
Housewife Word of Mouth
Gluten Free Momsense
Baby Luvin!
Saving with Tracey
Mom Tidings
Making My American Dream

Is my Entrecard pic showing up?

I am only seeing something for solar aid? Hmm.

and for technorati..

Technorati Profile

Just linking

…to my other blog.

http://www.itsjustmythoughts.com

Intro

So here we are.  Another blog.

But this one will be mainly about my daughter.

I also will be using this space occasionally for money earning opportunities.  Gotta pay the bills, yanno?