Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Big Girl Changes

If I had known a month ago that a new bed would stop the bean bag sleeping, we would have splurged a month ago.  Fighting bedtime was starting to become epic battles and I was exhausted from it.  B was TDY or working nights, leaving me to deal alone.  Ironically, on Saturday she kicked him out of her room to nap in her new big girl bed. (I meant to snap a pic, but she went to to bed before I could).

Once again we ventured into the cheaper build it yourself model and went 2 for three in the success department.  You could almost call it 2 3/4 as there is only one drawer that won't open.  Of course that is item I built, but I must say this is one of the higher quality things we have built. A lot more sturdy than a few other things we have built.

So I knew when I bragged about all my Christmas shopping being done before Thanksgiving that procrastination would set in and I would wait until the last minute to ship things.  True to form, that is exactly what I did. Thus far, all packages arrived prior to needing for opening.  Two more to go though, scheduled for Friday UPS delivery. 

I totally thought you could buy Christmas presents in front of a two year old and they would be none the wiser.  Either I was mistaken in this assumption or Houdini is to wise for her own good.  A few things she has taken out of sacks and opened, but a few I have been able to wrap or shove into her stocking.  I am a little bummed with my stocking purchases this year as typically they are more creative.

We anticipate enjoying a nice Christmas and maybe starting some of our own traditions since it will be the first time as just us.  Our Charlie Brown tree is starting to fill up with presents since we had two boxes arrive today.

Safe travels to all my friends and a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

I am not above bribery

I learned a few things about my parenting since Thanksgiving.  Mostly that I am not above bribery.  When my child decided her diet could consist of only milk, we really weren't sure what to do.  Even worse, we both left town leaving her with my sister, with good luck, we hope you survive instructions.  I got home on Thursday and the house, the dogs, the Kid, and the Sister all still standing.  Hoping she would eat for someone else, not a complete fail.  But it's Sunday and I have resorted to scrambled eggs (well that was breakfast, yummy), McDonald's and the promise of suckers.  She is a sucker for a sucker.  So far so good.  Now if we could lower the milk consumption, we would probably be in good shape.

Moving on.....

I am losing faith in humanity, er Facebook friends.  Some of it's politics, some of its life choices, and some of its just plain old stupidity.  I have always joked that I keep some "friends" because they are train wrecks and I just can't look away.  Well the train wrecks are dominating my news feed.  I am either going to have to go on a hiding spree or a hiatus.  The sad part is there are truly some awesome people I like and want to keep up with, why can't Facebook decide that is the top news. 

Restoring my faith, The Bloggess is working on her 2nd Christmas Miracle.  I have only recently started following her due to "Beyonce" (I will have a metal chicken B!), but had read about her Saving Christmas last year.  Very inspiring.

Happy December Peeps.