A few days ago, we got a step stool for the bathroom so Mazzy can reach the sink and she is over the moon excited about it. Now I have to add "getting Mazzy to stop brushing her teeth" as one more thing to power struggle over. Does it ever end?
Also. First thing, the next morning, I went into the kitchen to get Mazzy some milk and came back to my bedroom to find this:
Yes, somehow Mazzy deduced that if she took the step stool from the bathroom into our bedroom, she would have a better chance of being eaten by our television. I think this is all part of her master plan to beam herself into Sesame Street so she can attend Abby's Flying Fairy School.
Today I've got a "Day in the Life" photo slideshow up on Babble. Unfortunately, "Mazzy On a Step Stool" was cut in favor of "Mazzy Eating a Slice of Bread On My Duvet". Are you intrigued????
The full title of my Babble post is "Day in the Life of a Freelancing Mom" and it's about how getting laid off after coming back from maternity leave ended up being the best thing that ever happened to me.
But before I send you away, I want to tell you one more thing…
MY &%$#ING DANCE MOMS LIVE TWEET TRENDED ON TWITTER!!!!!
Check out the best tweet in the history of tweets:
I don't think I have ever been so proud.
Alright. Now you can go.
Have a good weekend!
— Mommy Shorts
Aww I love that glimpse into your awesome apartment and life! I also occupy bugs with puffs in her high chair in front of Barney (which I swore I would never let her watch) because it too is the ONLY way to get both of us ready and out the door by 6:30 am.
Now I really know how you do it all. 🙂
Errmmm, so I guess I shouldn’t warn you about the time when she’ll be able to climb chairs to get into the high cabinets that you hide all the snacks in.
Just…pretend I never said that.
haha! That twitter person seems to be feeling a little left out. ‘What IS that?!’
And to answer your question- no. It never ends.
So do I need to go to a bar and ask them to turn on Dance Moms next time just so I can tweet with y’all or what?!
Love the slideshow! Rebecca loves to brush her teeth, but it consists more of sucking on the toothbrush. She will get angry if she skip ANY step of her bedtime routine, which consists of Vitamin, Brushing-Teeth, Sitting on the Elmo Potty Seat [no pressure, we do it just to get her used to the idea — but she peed in it twice and we cheered for her like she just won an Olympic Gold Medal], bath, story-time, and bed. If anything in that routine is skipped, she gets VERY upset.
You are very lucky to have stumbled into such a flexible and fulfilling job. I’m not CRAZY about my job (I’m a software engineer at Nuance — our company makes the speech recognition engine that make Siri work), but I’ve actually been enjoying it much more since I started working part-time. I do a lot less project management, more design/coding (which is what I liked in the first place), and I can keep work at work (for the most part). It *is* corporate (I worked for a smaller consulting company that got acquired by Nuance), and sometimes I feel taken advantage of, but I have a sweet deal to be working part-time for 3/5 of my full-time salary, and I know it.
I’m hoping maybe someday to switch careers, maybe become a math teacher. But if Corporate America pisses me off, I’m not sure how I’ll feel about the Bureaucratic BS that defines a career in Education 😛
Ooo, I agree with Ayesha; my daughter has zero interest in using her potty chair as anything BUT a step stool to reach the next level. This occured after her father stopped her from using the little chairs we had as stools, as were too unstable (I was letting her learn by falling, he frowned upon that method. C’mon. It’s a quick study, there were no broken bones or bleeding involved! Sheesh). Anyway. Never underestimate the determination of a toddler who is realizing they can move short things next to tall things and then reach them. Forget this “get to their level” kiddieproofing b.s., just lock up the house from the get go. Or buy a really big hampster like bubble!
You know you’ve hit the big-time when you trend on Twitter. 😉
Dance, Mommy Shorts, Dance!
My 3yo loves brushing her teeth. Which is a good thing, don’t get me wrong. But she wants to brush her teeth all day long.
Your after-midnight peek at Mazzy made me tear up a little. You’re doing a really good job at being a working mom. Almost too good. I’m beginning to feel inadequate, I mean, more than usual.
Hell yes it trended!
My 2 1/2 year old also REALLY likes to brush her teeth, But she won’t let me help her (power struggle? yeah.), she will be the kid who brushes her teeth 15 times a day and still manages to get 15 cavities. It will end, though. I have a 6yo and a 4yo and while they both have strong opinions about certain things, they will eventually let it go. Or they’ll get a time out. Because believe it or not, there will be a time when you can punish your daughter and she’ll be affected by it! Yay!
Also, how fun was #dancemommyshorts? Even though I totally needed a nap after.
Now that you’ve trended on Twitter, I hope we can still be friends.
p.s. I’m assuming Mazzy isn’t looking at green scrotums on the computer screen. But that’s kind of what it looks like. You know. When I do it.
I have serious office envy. Your neww space looks beautiful!
Oh my goodness, MY two year old is a teeth-brushing fiend also! Never thought I would have to discourage the activity. Weird, huh? But mostly, annoying, huh?
I have officially given up on trying to get my girls away from brushing their teeth, I think I forgot once and left them in there for about 10 minutes… YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT A KID CAN DO TO YOUR BATHROOM IN 10 MINUTES WHEN UNNATTENDED!
also… watch out for hampers too, my oldest discovered that when used correctly a hamper can become a very cool ladder to reach all of your precious valuables that you spent so much time putting up above the 4′ mark(kids free zone)
Congrats on the twitter fame! I probably need to get with the times and get a twitter account, but until then I actually need to update my facebook more than once a month 🙂
So, totally ignoring your post’s topic:
1. I LOVE that shower curtain, from where?
2. You KNIT too? Stop being such a hero, dammit.
I really try to control the food in the bedroom but in the morning it just gets away from us. And she would never eat, otherwise.
The freelancing thing is very hard to explain. It’s full-time but different.
I’m pretty sure she’s figured out how to order more stools on line for stacking purposes.
There were a bunch of tweets like that. Made me so damn happy. I say forget the bar and get yourself some cable. Come to the dark side, Farrah!
The freelance thing is really awesome and truth be told, I made more this year than I made the last year I worked full-time on staff. Something about no benefits and no paid vacation, I guess. It’s interesting because you have an exact number associated with taking a day off or going to a doctor’s appointment- but it works for me.
So, you’re saying the precious breakables I moved to the top shelf are no longer safe??? Awesome.
Mazzy has no interest in her potty either. She’ll run over to it, sit fully clothed, yell “I’m peeing!” and then run away a second later. I don’t know how we’ll ever get her to sit still long enough to train her.
It is the gold standard for geeks online.
Mazzy likes to run the toothbrush under the water and then suck the water out as if we don’t feed her.
Don’t feel inadequate. Everything looks good in carefully selected photographs.
A nap? You mean a shower, right?
I CANNOT WAIT for the time when a punishment will mean something. Is that soon??? Please let it be soon.
Well. I’m willing to bet you haven’t returned one of Justin Bieber’s calls either. So, we can still be friends.
Unless Elmo’s World was doing a scrotum segment, I think it’s pretty safe to say “no, she is not.”
Tell me about it. I seriously love walking in there in the morning. I thought I was going to be stuck in a cube forever.
It is TOTALLY annoying. I don’t know if it’s just because I rush her through stuff unnecessarily or maybe I don’t brush my teeth long enough?? By my god, do I just want her to put the toothpaste DOWN!
Also? What’s with the IRON GRIP?
Actually I would very much much like to know what a child can do in a bathroom in ten minutes- do tell…
Our hamper is a big tall basket so if she attempted to stand on it, it would probably collapse in on itself. Or one would hope.
My friend used to work for a fabric house in the D&D building and I got the fabric from her and had it made into a shower curtain. I think it’s from Cowtan & Tout but I’m not positive.
I used to knit before I had a kid and started blogging. And the only thing I ever knit was a scarf or two. The only reason it was out was because we were cleaning the closets this weekend.
So I’m sorry to say I have not yet earned your “hero” moniker.