#1. A song you can't escape:
** Geez, lately it's been almost anything from the Phineas and Ferb soundtrack. I kid you not. Right now it's 'Backyard Beach,' but it could be anything, as I bought hubby this CD for Chanukah and it's ALL. THAT. WE. LISTEN. TO. IN. THE. CAR.
And if it's not them, well, it's Laurie Berkner. Daughter of mine wants to listen to her all day, every day, if possible. I Really Love to Dance ...
#3. Open letter to a cartoon character:
** Go on over to Mama Kat's. She wrote the best letter. It's hilarious. As for me, here's mine ...
Oh, dear, sweet, sweet Dora. I love that my daughter loves you. I truly do. You're a great friend, you have great friends, and you capture the minds and attention of children everywhere, giving their moms enough time to brush our own teeth. You laugh, Dora, you say, "WHO ELSE'S TEETH WOULD YOU BE BRUSHING?" Well, Dora, my daughter's, that's who. I mean, sometimes, anyway. And I thank you, I honestly do thank you for that.
And I thank you for teaching my daughter more Spanish than I have. I love speaking Spanish, I am pleased that she is learning. I am thrilled (and was completely surprised one night) to hear her counting from 1-10 in Spanish. Absolutely.
And because of you she even knows the words for mommy and daddy, except she calls Daddy "Boppy." We're still working on the difference between "B" and "P" ... she's not quite 3, so let's give her a break, shall we?
I do have
My problem with you, sweetie, is that you SCREAM ALL THE TIME!!!!! Why do you have to scream so much? Are your parents deaf? It's not like they're around, though. Does Boots not listen to you unless you raise your voice? I mean, I get it when you guys are yelling at Swiper, that makes sense. I totally get that (see my story for prompt #2 later.) But MAN OH MAN, WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS SCREAMING! It seriously hurts my ears.
I'll happily blame it on your cousins Diego and Alicia, that's cool. But I'm here to tell you that you don't have to scream to be heard. I hear you. My daughter hears you. Our next door neighbors hear you, as do the people who run the dog kennel around the corner. And that's saying a lot, mi hija. Porque si quieres amigas quien escuchan a ti, sssssh. Calmate! Me promete, I promise. It will all get better from there.
Tu amiga, **Andreita
#5 List 10 things you never knew until you were a mom:
** Uhm, OK, here goes (it's a very Mommy Themed post today!)
I NEVER KNEW ...
1- That I'd wipe my child's nose with my bare hands...
2- Or my own shirt.
3- How to change a diaper while a child was standing up!
4- That I'd become a breastfeeding expert.
5- That I would be cool w. my daughter wearing her PJs all day after sleeping in them all night!
6- That the first time I actually was able to braid her hair I'd feel like crying.
7- What it would be like to pee with an audience, EVERY SINGLE TIME.
8- How useless safety doorknob handles are.
9- How much I'd want to lock her in her room sometimes. From the OUTSIDE.
10- The kind of love, awe, emotion and sometimes frustration I'd feel when I hear the word MOMMY!
And on that note, I'm starting my first of 52 weeks where Mommy is in the Picture! I found this meme over at Secret Mom Thoughts and I knew I had to join in! So check out the meme here at Forever in Blue Jeans:
Here's a shot from playing in the snow last weekend!
Shot 1 of 52!