Thomas rocks and Momma Cum Laude could be in labor…

by mssinglemama on March 22, 2008

tv.jpgBenjamin is teething. He’s been feverish and super fussy for five days straight now. I think I’m going to lose my mind. In these moments I do have secret husband fantasies:

“Hey, honey could you watch our extremely needy child right now so I can just sit down for three minutes?”

“Sure, sweetie…actually why don’t you go get a hair cut and a manicure – it has been four months now.”

I counted his teeth tonight. He has 20 … so not sure if those last four broke through this week because I didn’t count them last week. Sigh. Crossing my fingers he’ll be back to normal by tomorrow.

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We don’t have a TV. I lost it in the divorce (of course, he had to have the TV) and didn’t buy a new one. I have an iMac. A 20″ iMac. Everything I want to watch is online. Nice. And a commercial free life is a wonderful life.

But up in Benjamin’s room there’s a mini-tv/dvd player that catches networks. He turned it on tonight and Deal or No Deal was on. The contestant’s family and friends were pounding down piles of chicken wings. I watched in horror as they kept shoving them in their mouths and then Howie eggs them on … “for every pound you gain we’ll give you an extra $1,000!” They climbed onto the scale and had gained 8 pounds in 30 minutes. And this is why I don’t have a TV.

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McCain mentioned Iran and Al-Qaeda in the same sentence the other day, accusing Iran of funding Al Qaeda operatives in Iraq. Was it a snafu? I doubt it. They needed someone to say it first. I’m having a severe case of Deja Vu and am really, really scared about Benjamin’s future.

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Kris offered to run errands for me the other night. “You know I can do that stuff if you want.”

“No way,” I told him,”It took me way too long to get used to doing everything on my own. I can’t let anyone try to spoil me, because then – what if I have to get used to it all over again?”

[Photo credit: http://the-software-news.blogspot.com]
tv.jpgBenjamin is teething. He’s been feverish and super fussy for five days straight now. I think I’m going to lose my mind. In these moments I do have secret husband fantasies:

“Hey, honey could you watch our extremely needy child right now so I can just sit down for three minutes?”

“Sure, sweetie…actually why don’t you go get a hair cut and a manicure – it has been four months now.”

I counted his teeth tonight. He has 20 … so not sure if those last four broke through this week because I didn’t count them last week. Sigh. Crossing my fingers he’ll be back to normal by tomorrow.

_____

We don’t have a TV. I lost it in the divorce (of course, he had to have the TV) and didn’t buy a new one. I have an iMac. A 20″ iMac. Everything I want to watch is online. Nice. And a commercial free life is a wonderful life.

But up in Benjamin’s room there’s a mini-tv/dvd player that catches networks. He turned it on tonight and Deal or No Deal was on. The contestant’s family and friends were pounding down piles of chicken wings. I watched in horror as they kept shoving them in their mouths and then Howie eggs them on … “for every pound you gain we’ll give you an extra $1,000!” They climbed onto the scale and had gained 8 pounds in 30 minutes. And this is why I don’t have a TV.

_____

McCain mentioned Iran and Al-Qaeda in the same sentence the other day, accusing Iran of funding Al Qaeda operatives in Iraq. Was it a snafu? I doubt it. They needed someone to say it first. I’m having a severe case of Deja Vu and am really, really scared about Benjamin’s future.

_____

Kris offered to run errands for me the other night. “You know I can do that stuff if you want.”

“No way,” I told him,”It took me way too long to get used to doing everything on my own. I can’t let anyone try to spoil me, because then – what if I have to get used to it all over again?”

[Photo credit: http://the-software-news.blogspot.com]
tv.jpgBenjamin is teething. He’s been feverish and super fussy for five days straight now. I think I’m going to lose my mind. In these moments I do have secret husband fantasies:

“Hey, honey could you watch our extremely needy child right now so I can just sit down for three minutes?”

“Sure, sweetie…actually why don’t you go get a hair cut and a manicure – it has been four months now.”

I counted his teeth tonight. He has 20 … so not sure if those last four broke through this week because I didn’t count them last week. Sigh. Crossing my fingers he’ll be back to normal by tomorrow.

_____

We don’t have a TV. I lost it in the divorce (of course, he had to have the TV) and didn’t buy a new one. I have an iMac. A 20″ iMac. Everything I want to watch is online. Nice. And a commercial free life is a wonderful life.

But up in Benjamin’s room there’s a mini-tv/dvd player that catches networks. He turned it on tonight and Deal or No Deal was on. The contestant’s family and friends were pounding down piles of chicken wings. I watched in horror as they kept shoving them in their mouths and then Howie eggs them on … “for every pound you gain we’ll give you an extra $1,000!” They climbed onto the scale and had gained 8 pounds in 30 minutes. And this is why I don’t have a TV.

_____

McCain mentioned Iran and Al-Qaeda in the same sentence the other day, accusing Iran of funding Al Qaeda operatives in Iraq. Was it a snafu? I doubt it. They needed someone to say it first. I’m having a severe case of Deja Vu and am really, really scared about Benjamin’s future.

_____

Kris offered to run errands for me the other night. “You know I can do that stuff if you want.”

“No way,” I told him,”It took me way too long to get used to doing everything on my own. I can’t let anyone try to spoil me, because then – what if I have to get used to it all over again?”

[Photo credit: http://the-software-news.blogspot.com]
You’re the freakiest little train with a face only a mother could love. But my son has been playing with you all afternoon. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I forgive you and your freaky little train friends for being so damn freaky looking.

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Sounds like Mamma Cum Laude will be going into labor any day now!

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Benjamin is through his teething (I think) but he’s still acting like a fussy little monster 70% of the time, an improvement over 100% of the time. So I’ll take it but obviously I don’t have much time to write/think.

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randomesq March 22, 2008 at 11:51 pm

My sister and her husband also tried to shield their daughter from the typical child fascinations. No luck. Dora the Explorer has taken over. It probably didn’t help that I bought a Dora tree house and Dora doll. I can’t help it. I’m *supposed* to spoil her.

And again, I’m really disappointed that brandy isn’t considered a more serious solution to this teething issue. Glad the little guy is recovering.

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mssinglemama March 23, 2008 at 2:12 am

If I could rid my house of all of the plastic toys I would be happy – so we chose the wooden Thomas set which is 10x more expensive…but, hey!

Funny you’re like the third man who has suggested liqour, the others said Whiskey. Hmmm…now they’re in so it’s all good.

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Leslie March 24, 2008 at 3:18 pm

Mine would probably love to have the big set but it’s always something to look forward to playing with at Barnes & Noble so I can sit and read! I love Thomas with a passion 🙂

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aflio September 6, 2009 at 2:55 am

Hello everyone, it is Labor Day! I’m enjoying my extra day off, and I am planning to doing something fun that’ll probably involve a car trip and seeing something new in Helena Valley Southeast I haven’t seen yet.
You write something new on a Monday at the labor day? … hAPpy BLOgGing!

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