Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I've moved

It seems that I've abandoned this blog and will be posting Tyler antics and other ramblings on my *shudder* Myspace page. I think you're able to read the blog even without having an account, though I think that you need to have an account to comment.

Monday, April 24, 2006

This child drives me INSANE!!

Tyler got a new toy the other day - he saved up his money for it. For a week, he said he wanted a "nutcrasher truck," whatever that is. But I knew what store he saw it at, so he saved up his money and decided to get this instead of the talking toolbench he's wanted for weeks.

I've been having a lot of trouble with allergies lately, and have been taking 2 Benadryl each evening for the past two weeks or so. As most everyone knows, Benadryl can knock you out - in fact, the generic Benadryl is also used in over-the-counter sleeping pills.

So, I was pretty groggy this morning. I set him up with some yogurt and went back to bed, letting him play quietly while watching TV as I sometimes do. However, instead of playing quietly, he takes the yogurt over to his little avalanche playset, lines up a ton of Matchbox cars on the coffee table (the one he covered 1/3 of in red nailpolish three weeks ago), and PUTS YOGURT ALL OVER THEM! I guess the idea was to make it look like there was "snow" on them, because it was done pretty carefully and only over the cars!

I cleaned up the toys with the yogurt on them, but there were still toys all over the living room. Craig came over, so we left it as is and went out for a bit. When I got home, I turned on the TV and noticed that the child apparently got a few spots of yogurt on the television. I cooked dinner, and then we cleaned up all the toys and vacuumed. I put Tyler to bed, and went back to clean up the TV. The spots wouldn't come off, so I kept scrubbing thinking that for some reason dried yogurt was impossible to clean off. Then I scraped at it with my nail and's not yogurt. THEY'RE CHIPS IN THE GLASS!!!

I was fuming, but Tyler was already in bed so I couldnt find out what was going through that crazy child's head. He wandered out of his room while I was still staring at the screen in disbelief, so I asked him what he did. He told me he banged "Rocky Rock" against the screen! I yelled at him and sent him back to bed.

A few minutes later, I hear him shuffling around in his room, so I went in to tell him to get back in bed. He tells me he's sad because I don't like him. I told him he's still "my best friend" (as he says), but I was sad that he broke my TV. He got all panicky, put his hand gently on my face and said "Please don't cry. Don't be sad mama." He's gotten really worried the few times he's seen my cry (from migraines). I told him I wasn't going to cry, and he says "Good. You can cheer me up, because I'm sad"! He then told me that he was watching Sesame Street, "my favorite show", and there was a hole (on the screen). He tried to put the rock into it. I guess after 3 tries he realized it wasn't a real hole! lol

How could I be mad with such an adorable explaination? But I think these holes in the screen are going to drive me nuts. As it was, I only looked at them for about an hour and they were annoying - and that was when I thought they'd come off. Nevermind trying to watch a movie knowing that the pencil-eraser sized black mark in the center of the screen, and two smaller ones below, were caused by a child trying to throw a rock into the screen!

On the bright side, now that he's ruined the TV, put nailpolish on the coffee table, and scratched the surface of my desk, I think that anything else he's going to ruin is cheaper!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

I'm terrible

I can't believe how long it's been since I've written anything! My schedule has been rearranged so I should actually have a full day and a half off back-to-back, so I'll be writting more very soon. I've got lots - this kid is a riot!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

The Life of Bug

Tyler was trying to climb into his toy and got stuck. It was absolutely hysterical - he just kept saying "Somebody help me!" So like any good mom, I got my camera. :-) I was sitting on the couch next to him the whole time. He actually stopped saying "Somebody help me" long enough to ask to see each picture!

Monday, June 20, 2005

AOL Sucks!!

This is such bull - I tried to send email and AOL won't let me to certain people, saying that one or more of the links I sent are generating complaints - I linked to a NASA site and to I tried it again without the link showing where I heard about this moon thing and it still didn't work. Click on the "AOL Sucks" title and it'll send you to the error I got. Apparently, AOL doesn't want NASA links being sent - they're keeping you from getting too smart, I suppose. lol Wonder if it would let me send an "anti-AOL" link. Yet snowball fights and angel hugs are ok.
Anyway, this stuff is too cool for me to let AOL keep you from hearing about it. So I figured I'd just post on my blog and email you guys to let you know to check the blog. Unreal.
Here's what I wanted you to see - Moon at its lowest point in 18 years
You can find the time of moonrise here Moonrise Times

Ok - so I just called AOL - I wanted answers and couldn't let it rest. lol Turns out, I didn't remove the metafilter link entirely, and that's why it was bouncing back. Still not a good reason as far as I'm concerned - really, metafilter, a really cool, interesting and usually intelligent website gets complaints, but hamsterdance is allowed to run rampant??! Hooter cancer indeed! I've actually emailed the admin at metafilter to let them know - yes, it's trivial and I know the site owner has a lot better things to do, but AOL must be stopped and any way I can help that, I will. lol (wow, I'm not as crazy as I sound, just anti-random-censorship).
Further update - a discussion of this on Metafilter's discussion forum, MetaTalk

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Life of Bug

You are 0% Rational, 71% Extroverted, 28% Brutal, and 28% Arrogant.

You are the Hippie! Characterized by a strong sense of extroversion,
irrationality, gentleness, and humility, you no doubt frolic through
fields preaching peace and love to all! You are probably either very
spiritual or needlessly paranoid about "the man", like most hippies, as
a result of your focus on intuition and feelings over cold, brutal
logic. You are also very, very social. And like any hippie, who would
have no qualms about hitchiking across the country just to meet some
interesting people, you too love to interact with others, even complete
strangers. Because we know most any hippie is peace-loving and humble,
it stands to reason that you, as well, are terribly gentle and humble,
almost to the point of revulsion. Your carefree attitude of peace and
harmony is probably very, very sickening to realists or cynics or
anyone who isn't a hippie, to tell the truth. In short, your
personality is defective because you are overly emotional, extroverted,
gentle, and humble--thus making you an annoying hippie. And you listen
to psychadelic rock and smoke a whole lot of pot. Okay, maybe not, but
I wouldn't be surprised if you did.

To put it less negatively:

1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational.

2. You are more EXTROVERTED than introverted.

3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.

4. You are more HUMBLE than arrogant.


Your exact opposite is the Sociopath.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hand-Raiser, the Televangelist, and the Robot.



If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you
could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42%
Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is
close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well.
Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can
determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored
near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

This test tracked 4 variables. How the score compared to the other people's:
Higher than 0% on Rationality
Higher than 71% on Extroversion
Higher than 21% on Brutality
Higher than 20% on Arrogance
Link: The Personality Defect Test written by saint_gasoline on Ok Cupid

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

He's in his bed again!!

Well, after his first night in his bed, he reverted to his crib. I didn't want to push him so I let him in his crib. But tonight, I set up the mattress in his bed again and I let him tuck me in. Then he grabbed a book, cuddled up next to me and said "Geen Ham" (obviously, "Green Eggs and Ham"). So we read the book, which he loves because it involves a train and he was happy. I gave him his bottle and headed to the living room, and about 15 minutes later he came out of his room, rubbing his sleepy little eyes looking like a kid in a commercial. I explained to him that he had to go back to bed to go to sleep and he started crying, saying "No bed! No bed! Mama Up!" and cuddled up on my lap. I let him for a couple of minutes, then told him that even if he just played quietly in his room, he had to go back in there and go to bed. He wasn't going on his own, so I put him down, took his hand and led him back to bed. He was a bit upset but got settled in with no problems and fell asleep quite quickly. After about 30 minutes I was sure enough that he was asleep that I was dancing around the house singing "He's asleep in the big boy bed! I'm such a good mommy!". lol
He also got a haircut today. He was such an angel! He sat in the chair all by himself and didn't fuss at all, even when they brought out the buzzer. Yes, the buzzer. All his beautiful little curls are gone and he has a haircut just like Daddy, complete with the little wave in the front! We were originally going to just get it trimmed, but he was being so good in the chair, and Craig pointed out that the shorter we cut it the less often we have to do it! :-) He looks like such a big boy now - all this growing up in such a short time! I can't handle it!