Last night at bath time, Barbie had a much needed spa day. She had her hair shampooed and conditioned to her original silkiness. Her hair was untangled (a very difficult procedure and quite painful for her). An aggressive exfoliating treatment using a Pumice stone. A bubble bath. Soothing discussion. And shaving of her legs using my shaver.
Mommy, Look what Barbie is doing!!!
I had to change the blade. Fortunately, none of her plastic legs were damaged.
Last night she came in our bed again. This time she has changed her story. Before she just waddled in. Now, she goes after the heart strings. “Mommy, it’s really hot in my room.” Which it can be. So she comes in the bed. Which means, I go in the middle, and if DH is not in a sharing mood. I squished between poky, sharp elbows (O), and immovable mountain that is DH. So basically, I haven’t slept.
This morning, I wake her up as soon as the alarm goes off. Because if I didn’t sleep, then she should get up and make it to work on time. I go in there, and she just moves around. I go back in 5 minutes. Mommy, can I have one more sleep??
Her room does get hot, and we were watching some show, and a commercial came for this cool pillow. She’s watching it intently, and then says, Mommy, I think I really need this. And I think she might. She sweats up her pillow like no one else I know.
This weekend we escaped the heat away from New York. As we were driving back yesterday, I almost melted when I came out of the car.
As O and I were splashing around in the water this was our conversation:
O: Mommy, do you have a baby in your belly?
Me: No, why.
O: Cause your belly is so fat. (Cackles of laughter, as she floats away.)
Thanks, O, that really nice!
Remember a time when there wasn’t cable television? Or when cartoons were only on Saturday morning? And PBS during the week? Remember when there only 10 channels (maybe even less)? I remember when my parents finally got cable and PAID extra for the Disney Channel!! That was the BEST day ever!! The Mickey Mouse had actual people not cartoon characters.
Now it’s 2013 and my loving toddler has absolutely no idea the suffering I had to endure. She is used to instant gratification Plop in DVD and press Play. No waiting to rewind the VHS tape because the last person who watched Lady and the Tramp forgot to rewind the tape. With tears in her eyes, Mommy, why is it taking for a long time???
Or watching The Voice (her new favorite show. Shakira is her favorite!! But not that episode when her hair was curly), she gets antsy if I let Carson Daly talk too much before fast forwarding him. (I do have to agree with her. He’s gotten better, but he’s no Ryan (not something I ever thought I would say.))
But the kicker…. We were watching the Hub on Saturday morning (they have a marathon starting at like 4 am, probably for bleary-eyed parents who can just plop them in front of the TV without having to deal with the end of the DVD) watching Care Bears, followed by Strawberry Shortcake, and Pound Puppies. She does not watch all of these, but depending on what time she gets up, and what time I want to get up, she tends to watch 3 half hour shows. She was in the middle of a very exciting and tense filled episode of Strawberry Shortcake, when she had to go to the bathroom. Number 2. She jumps off the couch, and declares, Mommy, Can you pause it??
And I did.
By the way, the other night, I let her stay up a bit later than her 8 pm bedtime, and I put on Alf for her. Who knew that Alf was timeless? But it is. She really enjoyed. Good ol’ fashion family fun with alien!
Hey, so here are some things that will make you laugh!
- Conversation with My 2 Year Episode 1. I hope they have more!
- Louis CK Basically any of his kids stuff. But this one is particularly funny: Why?
- Cat Friend vs. Dog Friend And watch the 2nd episode too.
- Simon’s Cat And watch all of them. They are pretty funny.