Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Conversations with Andrew (Accusation)

Setting the scene:  All morning Ainsley has been trying to destroy the Lego tunnel Jim made for Andrew's race cars to go through (we don't call her 'Godzilla' for nothin') and none of my tactics seemed to deter her.  She tried once again and I said 'No. Don't touch.' and picked her up and moved her 3 feet away.  She proceeded to have a tantrum, throwing herself backward and crying.  Andrew didn't even notice what was going on until he saw me put her down, and her start rolling on the ground crying.

Andrew:  What did you do to her, Mommy?
Me: Nothing, Bud.  I just moved her out of the way.
Andrew:  Did you push her down?
Me: No.
Andrew:  Did you hit her?
Me: No, I just moved her and she got upset.
Andrew:  Mommy, what did you do to Ainsley?  Did you hurt her?
Me:  No, she's fine.

Great.  This is how rumors get started.

Friday, September 9, 2011

You know you're a mommy when... (9.9.11)

deep down inside, there's a part of you that maybe kinda likes it a little bit when your child is scared of thunderstorms/way overtired/under the weather/recovering from a boo boo/experiencing separation anxiety/*insert traumatic event here* because you get some cuddle time out of it.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

You know you're a mommy when... (9.8.11)

at least once in your Mommyhood (or if you're like me, once/week) you've protested cleaning up after your child(ren) because... what's the point?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

You know you're a mommy when... (8.2.11)

you pride yourself in your clever resourcefulness.  My latest example: using breastmilk storage bags to freeze leftover pizza sauce! Genius.



The pizza sauce was delicious and unbelievably easy, by the way.  The best part is that you don't even have to turn your stove on to make it!  Here's the recipe:

EASY PIZZA SAUCE

Ingredients
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil  (I used fresh basil)
Directions
  1. Mix together the tomato paste, water, and olive oil.  Add garlic, salt and pepper to taste, oregano, and basil. Mix well and let stand several hours to let flavors blend. No cooking necessary, just spread on dough.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

You know you're a mommy when... (7.17.11)

while relaxing to the sounds of Enya in a dimly-lit room after finally cashing in your Mother's Day gift certificate for a much-needed massage, you suddenly feel the urge to say out loud, "this little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home..." when the massage therapist touches your toes.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Conversations with Andrew - Broken record

Andrew: Mommy, can I have a cheese sandwich?
Me: Yes, Bud.  I'm making it right now.
Andrew: Can I have a cheese sandwich?  Can I have one?
Me: Yes, it's coming.
Andrew: Can I have a cheese sandwich?  Can I have a cheese sandwich? Can I have a cheese sandwich? Can I have a cheese sandwich? Can I have a cheese sandwich? Can I have a cheese sandwich? Can I have a cheese sandwich...
Me: Andrew, Mommy heard you.  I'm making it for you... see? You don't need to keep asking.
Andrew: Mommy.... can I keep asking?  Can I keep asking?  Can I keep asking?  Can I keep asking?  Can I keep asking?  Can I keep asking?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Conversations with Andrew - Ainsley's Birthday

As we were sitting down to our dinner of mac 'n cheese and hot dogs in honor of Ainsley's first birthday...

Me: We're having some of Ainsley's favorite foods tonight since it's Ainsley's birthday.
Andrew:  Yes!  It's Ainsley's birthday today!
Me:  It sure is.  We're celebrating when Ainsley was born and became part of our family.  She was just a little tiny baby when she was born.
Andrew:  And now she's a little tiny Ainsley!