Friday, August 29, 2008

Chop Suey Os

Boy, am I tired. Lily's been sick all week. Yes, I know, poor Lily. But I just got up from a two and a half hour nap (it would have been longer if Pedro's hairdresser hadn't called and woken me up), and I feel like I need to sleep five more hours. She hasn't been sleeping through the night and her naps have been erratic. Lily, not the hairdresser.

Lily's been having a lot of tantrums lately too. Some of them I attribute to her being sick but some of them might be because she's inching her way closer to two. I'm still sort of stuck as to what to do. I put her in time out to get control over herself. Last Friday she threw a major tantrum, I mean she was crying and crying. It felt like it went on for hours and nothing I did helped. I finally just ignored her and within 15 minutes she was calm.

I swear this parenting stuff is hard. As soon as you figure things out, they change. I did buy this book, 1 2 3 Magic, which I honestly did not figure out was the counting stuff. Der. It's helping. I loved the advice that any bad behavior the child does that you pay a lot of attention to, they are guaranteed to repeat. I remember seeing that one day myself. :) Anyway, happy long weekend to everyone (who's got one). Peace out!

And Lily got into the kitchen drawers and pulled out some chopsticks with which to eat her lunch. Sigh.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Seriously. Mor-ti-fied. We went to Musikgarten today. It was a free trial at a local gym. M-O-R-T-I-F-I-E-D. Lily did NOT sit down the entire time. It was a clapping and singing in a circle deal. She did some marching, but other than that she tried to get out of all the doors in the room and tried to steal the remotes for the stereo. Sigh. But she wasn't disruptive with the other kids so it wasn't too bad. Except for when she went and hid behind a weight rack. I left her there cuz it was peaceful for 5 minutes at the end of class. SIGH.

I guess the good news is that I know what skills she needs to learn. She's not going to do well in kindergarten if she's running around the whole time. I've never played with her like that. She's always been allowed to roam free. I never thought of sitting with her and playing patty cake. That's not how we roll. But it's an important skill to have - sitting still. Pedro likes to say that she's still little BUT every other kid in there was around her age and they were sitting. A couple got up and roamed at times, but they all went back to their moms. Every time I took her hand she threw a fit. Sigh.

Anyway, I felt like the worst mother there. It's hard because my dad was so punitive that I'd get hit if I misbehaved. I don't want to do that to Lily but I don't know what else there is. So I kind of waffle around. Should I have put her in time out in the middle of class? I really don't know. It was a new situation for the both of us. But that's why I signed up for the fall class cuz I think it's important that she and I figure this out. :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I cannot move my levator labii superiorus

Yes, I am learning muscles of the face and head and arms and hands, for class. GAH I feel my brain turning into mush. Or perhaps it was already that way and now I'm finding out. I'm good on the bones, they seem to have simpler names. Yes, Lily actually put her "baby" on a garbage can and then covered it with a blanket so it could nap. It was pretty cute of her. Anything soft that she can hug is "baby". This morning she said " c'mere Riley". Which really, is pretty close to how I say, with my little accent. Little. I said the word hair as "hai-er" the other day. I was so proud.

Lily, up to no good in the kitchen. She's been opening drawers lately and although the tired part of me (the big part) would like to just close off the kitchen, I know it's important to teach her to keep out of things instead of just keeping her out. Did that make sense? I'm scratching my temporalis. :P Lily has a love affair with the cat food. At least she doesn't do like her daddy did and put it in the toilet to soften it up first. Oh, she's doing a lot better at the gym. She has a good ole time now. She walks in there like she's Norm from Cheers. Although she has to do the name yelling part. :)

There was an orange cat from next door in front of my steps today. I've come home to him stretched out on my steps sunning himself, while my cats freak out. I almost got a pic of them all this morning but as I was struggling with the thing to turn off the flash (all operator error, I assure you) he casually strolled away. Cats. Sigh. Anyway, I guess I should go and either learn more muscles or make Lily nap with me. I have put up a baby gate to her room, and let her play while I napped. It's hard being a parent. No one tells you how you're supposed to do all the things you used to, plus all the parenting stuff. And I'm in school. ACK Soon, she'll be off to school and I'll wonder what to do with all of my time. Right? :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Just cause

Lily's still asleep and I should be but I've had stuff to do, so I'm posting again. These are some more pics that I pulled off of my old camera.

Gosh, she sure was cute. She still is pretty cute but her looks are marred slightly by her attitude. She kicks me out of my chair now so that she can watch Shaun the Sheep. For real.

I'm also stupid hungry today. I did go to the gym for an hour yesterday! I'm so proud. I stepped on the scale this morning and even though I haven't been to the gym regularly (thanks, toe) and I've fallen slightly off of the WW wagon, I haven't gained any weight. I'll just accept my gift and not complain about it. (seriously, I've been eating Hagen Daaz and pizza) Lily and I share a fruit smoothie. She can't shovel it in her mouth fast enough. It's a handful each of strawberries, raspberries and blueberries, and one large banana. I also add half an ounce of raw nuts and whatever fruit we have lying around. So today it was strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, pineapple, nectarines and banana. :) I'm glad to see her wolf something so healthy down. :)


I've been cleaning the house for some unknown reason this morning. I mean, the guy is coming to give our heatpump it's semi-annual check up, but I've been oiling the wooden furniture. You know? I think I get my spring cleaning fever late. :P I had to trim Lily's bangs yesterday. Her hair was hanging in her eyes. I did pretty well considering she kept on swatting my hands and twisting her head so I couldn't hold her hair. I may wait until she's asleep next time....

She's been progressing verbally. I actually can't remember all the words she's been saying lately. She did slide off the sofa and say "I'm okay". I have to admit that I've been worried about her lack of speech. So I've been trying to ramp up how much I talk. But it's hard cuz I have been SO sleepy lately. I think school is taking me down a bit. I love going to class but I get home late and I want just a little time to myself so I stay up until 11 or 12, and of course, Lily doesn't know what sleeping in is...

Whoops, just got the call that the guy is going to be here early. Lily has started watching cartoons early Saturday morning. Pedro and I remember doing the same thing. :) My little girl is growing up. Now if I could only keep her out of the ding dang cat food!

Addendum: I forgot to mention that I finally broke down and bought some skin care for my skin type. Which is sensitive. People in class (and even Pedro) have noticed that my skin isn't so red. It's hard for me to tell because I only look in the mirror about 3 times a day. :P

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I am supposed to be working on my first person outside of class tonight. Please, don't feel slighted anyone I know, waiting for a facial. One of the people who works at the school had a facial last night and asked me if I would give her husband a facial tonight. You don't turn down the people who approve your eligibility for graduation, okay? :) I've been reviewing things today in preparation for tonight. I get so nervous. For all my bluster, I do have really low self-esteem and I'm always ready to fail. :P Gosh, now I gave myself butterflies.

I know they know that we're students, so I'm not being too hard on myself. I mean, I am blogging, not writing down the massage steps on flash cards. Although, that's a good idea....

Lily and BG napping today. Lily's been better about going to sleep. She's also getting slightly better about not going behind the entertainment center. How do you explain to your toddler that although you seem like an uptight windbag, you really don't want them to get electrocuted? Just wondering.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Wow, this has been another busy week. I still haven't made it to the gym but that's high on my list for today. Which is why I'm posting on Lily's blog...

Monday night Lily kept me up until 2am, so Tuesday morning I took her to the park so that she'd be tired and sure to take a nap. I only meant to go for an hour but there were quite a few other kids to play with so we stayed for an hour and a half! There was this sweet 7 year old boy that was playing with her. His grandma whispered to me that he was medicated. ummm, okay. I think he has something like AD/HD and he wore Lily out. It was awesome. :)

These are some of the earliest pictures that I have of Lily. I took them in the hospital in the middle of the night when I had nothing else to do. :) It was quite a production to get these off of my phone, I won't go into the gory details.

You can see some of the facial bruising from her coming out so fast. How fast? I remember the doctor coming in at 9:30 (right after I threw up) and checking to see if I was dilated. I was mostly so he had me try to push and she was out 13 minutes later. I seriously think that things would have gone a lot worse if I hadn't had an epidural. I wanted to crawl into a corner and die before I had it. But I was induced. So there. :P

Blue blanket? I was convinced I was having a boy before I found out otherwise. And I'm cheap - I wasn't getting rid of a cute blanket because it was the wrong color...

Well, I guess I've wasted enough time. Time for the gym. :)

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Hey all, it's been a very busy week for the Thompson household. Things are coming to a boil with the estate and I'm still hampered by my toe. I did get the stitches out on Wednesday and what a shocker. I took a picture this morning and it's not the same. It's healed a little bit since then. And yes, my blue nail polish is amazing. :)

I can't remember what else I have to report. Maybe that's why I haven't been posting as much - nothing to say! Don't you wish other bloggers were like that? ha!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Time Out

Lily's been in time out a lot lately. Do they (as in children) ever start to listen or obey the rules that parents lay down? Just curious. After being told several times not to climb on the printer stand, Pedro finally took it apart. I know she has lots of energy but until I get the bandage off of my toe, I can't take her anywhere. If she takes off running, which she will, I can't catch her. But I should get the stitches out tomorrow. Finally. I'm feeling the effects of not going to the gym for almost 3 weeks... :P

Of course, there are times when she's sweet. I love the hug goodbye that I get, as I head out to class. I love the welcome home hug and the morning hug too. I guess there isn't a hug that I don't like. :)

Friday, August 1, 2008


I think this is of Lily playing the Nintendo. The fruit didn't fall too far from the tree....