Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.

10.03.2005

First Monday at home

Well, I'm having my first Monday at home and so far, it feels like I never left. Sort of strange.

I'm sitting at the computer and knocking out my first story for my new job and thankfully it came together quickly. I was stressing about it. But, this could be good. Doing straight news again is really a nice change. I like it. Working on daily deadlines again. Sort of cool in an adrenaline rush kind of way. Ok, as exciting as breaking real estate news can be.

But, I've got laundry started and done. Already put the child on the potty, too. Was feeling pretty good about that and then the child peed in the floor 45 minutes later. She does that to get my attention or when she is mad at me. So, we will have to work on our play time and mom's work time.

I cleaned out the closets in Hot Rod's room yesterday and got started on Stinkerbelle's before she went down for her nap. I have about three or four garbage bags full of clothes, toys and assorted things to take to friends, the church and Goodwill. My entire body is sore from all that lifting, shifting, etc. I rearranged Hot Rod's room a little bit, too. so, I'll get a workout from cleaning house this week. Have to prepare for Stinkerbelle's birthday party at the house this Saturday.

9 Comments:

  • At 1:10 PM, October 03, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Just rub her nose in it.

    *nodnods*

    I just wish Purina made a dry crunchy baby food. I'd be father of the year.

     
  • At 2:20 PM, October 03, 2005, Anonymous Lab Kat said…

    Perhaps you should have her phone it in. *giggles*

     
  • At 2:31 PM, October 03, 2005, Blogger North Dallas Thirty said…

    I have to admit, AoM....that WAS a funny phone call to make on Saturday night!

     
  • At 2:52 PM, October 03, 2005, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    You know, that took me about five minutes to get what you two were talking about. Hey it was a big moment for her and she could use the positive reinforcement.

     
  • At 3:20 PM, October 03, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Ok, for all of you not at LabKat's Saturday night birthday soiree ... I'm getting a tour of the new JS-LabKat abode when I get a phone call:

    AoM: Hey babe, what's up?
    AoD: I thought you'd like to know that someone just pooped in the potty.
    AoM: That's awesome! Why does she only do that for you and not for me?
    AoD: I don't know. *turns to child* Hey, Stinkerbelle, wanna tell mommy what you just did?
    Stinkerbelle: Hi Mama. I just went poop on da potty.
    AoM: That's great baby. What a big girl going poop on the potty!

    *sigh*

    Why does she do it for daycare and her dad, but not me?

     
  • At 3:33 PM, October 03, 2005, Blogger Army Wife said…

    when you are done at your house, come on over Miss ambitious.....

    BTW, I did not manage to get bulbs to you today, they are packed and will go out in the a.m.

     
  • At 3:34 PM, October 03, 2005, Anonymous Army of Dad said…

    I don't get it either. She asked where you were every spare moment she had after you left for the party...

     
  • At 9:40 AM, October 04, 2005, Blogger North Dallas Thirty said…

    I totally agree, AoD; positive reinforcement IS a big thing in a case like that.

    It was just at that point in time....it was like Erma Bombeck came alive before my eyes!

     
  • At 8:45 AM, October 05, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I love being compared to Erma Bombeck!

     

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