Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Oh my God, I am so tired and Big Kid is making me crazy. HE WILL NOT STOP TALKING!! And everything requires a response or he repeats it. In the last five minutes I have been forced to:

*Look in an imaginary mirror and evaluate how I look (like shit, in case you were wondering.)

*Play Simon Says (he absolutely does not get the concept of this game.)

*Observe and comment on his dancing skills (seriously, not to be mean, but that's not dancing.)

*Play a modified charades game with him drawing shapes and me guessing (almost all wrong too, since I wasn't really watching)

*Watch him write on an imaginary easel, complete with imaginary paper changes between each letter and him explaining that he was using his "dinger as a pen" each and every time and confirming that I realized that (Luckily I only had to watch the first few before catching on that we were doing the alphabet in order, so I was able to start this post and appear to still be participating)

Thank the Lord, Mr. Ashley just stopped working for a minute to go watch cartoons with him. In case anyone thinks the poor child is in desperate need of attention, please see previous post about Play-doh, music time, and orchestra AND know that we put up the Halloween decorations today and sang Yo Gabba Gabba songs.

So, I've done more than my part for the day.


Jennifer said...

I would suggest having him a sibling but you have a head start on that one. My 2 are 22 months apart and I heard the angels sing once they started playing together 99% of the time.

How about one of those Squawker Macaw things that will converse with him? That would work with my girls because all they want is for me to repeat what they say.

Anonymous said...

Just found your site; I can definetely say just after reading this post I will be a regular. For ONCE it's nice to see a "Mommie Blog" with SOME truth and reality to it! 99% of them want to come across that it's all puppy-dogs, bows and carousels the whole time! Yeah right!
Keep it up Mama'! :)

Anonymous said...

You are so hysterical. Your blog always lifts my mood and I really appreciate that. Your sense of humor is my favorite...very dry and witty.

barefoot gardener said...

I had to read the bit about his "dinger pen" several times before I figured out he was saying "finger". LMAO. I wish you could have seen my face when I read it the first time. I kept thinking "that can't be right" and reading it again and again.

I actually envy you your patience while playing "kid games". I have about 1/100th of your patience.

Deb said...

I hope that kid of yours becomes an actor or playwright or something creative, because otherwise, I fear for his long-term sanity. It can't be good to bottle up all that imagination and stick it in a cubicle farm in Cincinnati.

Anonymous said...

As I read this my little one is wathcing the Wiggles, Thank god for those weird guys who love to entertaine my kids.


Anonymous said...

my almost 4 yo daughter is exactly the same way, and it can get really bad sometimes. most days i go along with her, but she also knows to wait till i've had my coffee before she starts in.

my sister (young and childless) took her for the weekend, and she made the car off limits for talking.

my mil took her for a week and said that she's exhausting. no crap. then they wonder why i can't get anything done EVER.

Traci said...

I Heart you, Ashley.
You're a good Mom.

That's all I have to say about that.