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Monday, February 20, 2006

Hired help...

Anybody who knows me personally, would probably agree that I am not really a confrontational person, but yesterday, I felt like I could be...

Sophia had to attend a birthday party for one of her playmates. Since I am very friendly with the mom, I told her that I would keep an eye on her younger child so that she could greet additional guests. Keep in mind that this party had those blow-up items for kids to jump on. Bob was watching Sophia and I was watching my friends little girl. I got on one of the things to make sure that both kids were okay, when another mom walks up to me and asks me to watch her kid on this jumpy thing. I told her "no," because I was keeping an eye on two kids at the time.

The real problem with this was that I would have responded the same if I only had one child with me. This mom just did not want to get in there and play with her kid, because she did not want to take off the boots she was wearing, besides I know her and she just really does not enjoy her kid. She never dresses appropriately and then wants people to do stuff with her kid, because her clothes will not allow her to participate.

Apparently, she got really upset went to the mother of the birthday child and was really pissed that I did not watch her kid. Thankfully, my friend told her that I had my hands full with two kids already.

I totally felt like hired help. Why would this person think that I should take care of her kid, when I should take care of my own kid. Besides she should stop dressing like she is going out for a night on the town(trashy) and be prepared to play. I was mad all evening and am still a bit peeved today.

I guess I don't understand why people have kids if they don't want to do things with them.

I think I might actually feel better after this rant, THANKS!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Valentines and stuff...

Well this week was Valentines Day. For the most part, I think Valentines Day is a bunch of crap, but it is nice to be remembered. Bob and have never been one of those couples that spends a huge amount of money on gifts for Valentines Day. Honestly, I think if you love somebody you should show it every day and not wait for a specific day to do good things for them.

We decided to go the National Aquarium with Sophia for Valentine's Day. We had a great day and most importantly Sophia loved it. She was excited from the moment we walked in the door. It is expensive to get in (21.95 for adults), but it really is nice. There is a new Australian exhibit was really cool. Sophia loved the birds in that area, but told us that the sharks were her favorite things.

Our new dog, Vinny, got out of his leash yesterday and ran all over the neighborhood for over an hour and would not let me catch him. I was pissed, but I think he was more pissed when I tried to get his leash back on him, because he bit me and bit me hard. I was so tired and mad by this point that I was ready to just let him run away. Thankfully, Vinny followed one of our neighborhood kids and I was able to catch him. He was not wanting to come in the house. I am just hoping that he will get better after obedience classes, which don't start until March 2nd.

I have been trying to get Sophia potty trained. She is totally resisting it. I can not understand why, but everything I have read says to not force it, that they will learn when they are ready. I certainly don't want her to be traumatized give her some sort of horrible problem for the future. It is so hard to know what to do, but I do know that am tired of changing diapers. But for now, I will just let do things at her own pace.

Well that is about it for me. If you have somebody that you love, do something nice for them. Remember it doesn't have to cost money. Sometimes, the best things in life are free.

Love to you...