Saturday, July 08, 2006

Updates :)

You know that I have a good kid when she just crawls into bed when she is ready to sleep. She doesn't ask for a storybook to be read. She has just covered herself with a blanket and is drifting off to sleep. Granted. She has taken to sleeping in my bed. But, since I only sleep there about once a week, I guess it's ok.

Yes. The sleeping arrangements in this house are all fucked up. My husband sleeps in the bed with my little girl. My boy goes back and forth from the crib to Faith's big girl bed. She now refuses to sleep in the same room with her brother. She's three!!

So, big confession . . . I mostly sleep on the couch downstairs. Why? I love late night tv . . . porn . . . hahaha Just kidding!! We recently got IO digital cable . . . OMIGOSH! It's like having the internet all over again. Remember those days when you couldn't get enough of the internet . . . now, it's like an old marriage . . . do I have to go online? So, anyway, we get to watch great movies and if we wait, we can watch the same damn movie again in about six hours. It's greeeaaaat!! [Insert Joey's Irish accent . . . does anyone else remember that one?]

It's the funniest thing . . . this new digital cable is expanding my husband's horizon. The other night, after coming home from work, my husband is watching a French movie with subtitles!?!? He's like, there's nothing else on. I've watched all the movies.

Then, he's showing me the forty music stations that we have. And, do you know what he's listening to after the kids go to bed? He's got it up loud so he can hear it in the shower. Bluegrass. He's now into Bluegrass. My Uncle Stuart would be so proud.

I really had no idea that this old dog could be taught new tricks. Just amazing! :)

So, the other night, in an effort to sleep with my husband in the same bed . . . I had to roll my firstborn off my pillow. I'm pretty much ruthless. :) I took her blanket. And, threw my husband's blanket onto her. I don't know how we got so far off course around here. I started working full-time and Daddy and the kids changed the whole sleeping arrangement. I knew shit was going to get disorganized, piled up, and sloppy. But, I had no idea that I was going to have to start considering moving our whole bedroom to the downstairs. Letting the kids have their own thing going upstairs. I guess things were bound to change around here.

As for the boy, he's been breaking into hives this week. He's on a steroid to help it all calm down. I think that he might be allergic to something. Maybe peanut butter. Other than that, he's a pretty big pain in the ass. But, he's still cute as hell.

So, just now, he came in with the bed skirt to his crib. He pulled it out of a drawer. I help him into Faith's big girl bed. It looks like he's ready for bed. I let him use the bed skirt as a blanket. It's just so cute that he pulls it out as if it's a blanket. So, I guess he's ready for bed too.

I feel like I'm lucky--they are two and three but they are like little capable people. They are talking more and more. We have conversations. We have debates. :) Man, what a fight to be their parents. I know I sound like I'm complaining. But, I'm not. We are having good days. They are pains. They are joys. At times, I want to kill myself. At times, I don't. But, I was so glad to get home reasonably early this evening. I think that they feel like time is more precious also. Because they know that we are not always able to be together.

Well, if you made it to the end, you are amazing. I'm pretty much babbling now. Work is tough. I don't know if I am a good, consistent manager. Everyday, I want to quit. Customers drive. me. crazy. :) Retail is stupid! Yay for online shopping! :) I kid. Not really. Retail sucks. But, the responsibility and the workload is challenging so I wade through it. Laughing where I can.

I am going to charge up my camera. I would like to take some pics. I got the kids a pool . . . see, I love online shopping! :) Ever since Florida, Faith is all about the Florida house and the pool there. So, Florida we create here in New York. :)

I hope that all is well. Take care. Miss blogging. Hope to get back to some blog surfing. Talk to you later.


vani said...

good to hear from you again. :)

i can totally relate to the fucked up sleeping situation. when we moved to our new place, i got as far as having both my girls sleeping in their own beds. but then the baby was born, and now she sleeps with me, while hubby is downstairs watching latenight tv (like u. :) and ends up just spending the night there.

when i first got married and had kids, it really used to bug me that we didn't have that time or opportunity to even sleep in the same bed together. then i got used to it, and i actually enjoy having all that space to myself! lol

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

i have missed you..i worry when you dont call home for weeks at a time.

and I love cable..I love late night tv too..I love watching really weird shit, and no, not porn either..haha

jenbeauty said...

Hi Lady....that is a huge update. I am going to try and blog more often too, just takes some time and energy I don't see to have this summer.