Tuesday, November 23, 2010
fyi, all posts for the foreseeable future will be about potty training. Because it is SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF ME.
Yesterday I was 0 for 3. I hovered and hovered and when I changed the Princess's diaper he took advantage of the 30 seconds I wasn't watching him to pee in his pants.
After dinner I watched carefully for signs of impending poop, but he read Hop on Pop (ha, I totally typed Hop on Poop there) to himself. No grunting, no funny faces. And then I find he stealthily pooped in his pants while reading to himself.
And then he was a lunatic, running around without pants on, screaming "I'm a pirate! I find pirate treasure!" and stops dead in his tracks and pees on the carpet. Not the treasure I was expecting.
All "do you have to pee-pee?" questions are met with NO. So I'm thinking maybe his word can't be trusted.
I'm looking for dessert recipes for Thanksgiving. I told my mother in law I would make a pumpkin bread pudding and a flourless chocolate torte. I have the pumpkin bread pudding recipe but all recipes for flourless chocolate tortes appear to be beyond my limited baking capabilities. Brownies from a box, anyone?
If anyone has a chocolatey something recipe that does not involve lots of dairy or nuts I'm all ears.
I went Christmas shopping today. Apparently so did everyone else. Target was packed.
I like shopping, ordinarily. But I like shopping on Tuesday mornings at 9 am. Shopping with hordes of other people, all of them standing in front of me in the Starbucks line, the store looking like its been picked over by a pack of rabid wolves, makes me sweaty and sort of claustrophobic.
I'm not the kind of person who will abandon a fully loaded cart if there are more than two people in front of me in line, muttering imprecations about how inconsiderate the other people are to be out shopping when I am. But I don't particularly enjoy the manic rush of Christmas shopping. I find I do more and more shopping online. Amazon carries just about everything you could ever want.
I am looking for some good ideas for Christmas for kids. My kids are into anything dinosaurs, Handy Manny, more dinosaurs, and dinosaurs. Also, dinosaurs. And cranes and winches. If you find a dinosaur who is building something with a crane and a winch, that would be perfect.
I would like a potty-trained 3 year old for Christmas. (Not *your* potty-trained three year old, I have enough three year olds around here. But if you want to come over and convince Peter to start using the potty on a regular basis, I'm all for it.)
What do you want for Christmas?