Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What's Happenin' Hot Stuff

So when I go out of town, it usually takes me a long time to get caught back up when I return. I fell behind in my housework, grocery shopping, blog reading, and laundry and of course work. So although we have been back for over a week now, I just now am getting my bearings.

While I have been getting back on track…

1) Lucy has manifested chronic gas. We ran out of her fancy dog food one night and had to get her some Iams. So she has been gassing the house up. It has been so stinky I swear I am waking up at night because of it.
2) I received two new pairs of heels for work. I swear I went through a two year stretch where I didn’t buy any new work shoes. Needless to say this latest purchase was a score and both are cute.
3) I started reading Nanny Returns. It’s okay. Simple reading. Just like the first one.
4) Watched Inglorious Busterds and hated it.
5) My daughter refuses to eat chicken. No matter if I fry it, dice it, sauté it, drench it in cheese , she tastes it and spits it out quicker than I can sneeze. I am a poet!
6) I actually went on a three mile walk when we got a weekend of spring time weather. It was the most I have exercised in a long time. Well, if you don’t count chasing around a toddler which has kept my metabolism in check.
7) I have learned that CSI:Miami airs in Spanish right before I go to sleep. I was flipping the channels last night before dozing off and landed on the show thinking it was the real thing only to learn that it was in Spanish. I couldn’t stop laughing.
8) Brushing Miss S’s teeth has become a complete struggle. How do I get to brush them? She simply clamps her jaws together, turns her head the opposite way and grunts “no”! I need suggestions!


Multi-tasking Mama said...

Lay her on the ground, use your legs as a vice to keep her arms by her side. Hold her mouth open with one hand and brush with the other.

If you find an easier way let me know. Although child #1 has moved onto self brushing he was a struggle and child #2 will need brushing in another year or so.

Just Jiff said...

My daughter is not a chicken fan either. Give her beef and she LOVES it. I thought all kids loved chicken nuggets? Weird kid.

As for brushing, I've been told by the peds here at work that just do the best you can. As long as you get some of it, you'll be fine. Try to make it a game and let her chew on it afterwards so she will let you do at least a few seconds of brushing. Bayley is still not easy but she lets me do some of it. I just pray her teeth don't rot out!

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