Thursday, May 25, 2006

Just Thinking "Out Loud"

Does anybody else find it funny that Mr. Cranky Old Potty Mouth himself (George Carlin) narrates the American version of "Thomas And Friends?" And that sweet Miss Spider's voice on "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends" is done by Charlotte from "Sex and the City" (Kristen Davis)? I've been giggling about stuff like that lately. Granted, Charlotte *was* the sweetest character on the show, but they still showed her having orgasms and talking dirty here and there. It's odd to hear her (if I'm not looking at the screen) saying things like, "Squirt, you'll be late for school; you have to learn to be on time!"

In other news - Sweet Pea woke up this morning and informed me that she would like to sit on her potty to go pee pee and poo poo. So we went to the bathroom, and sure enough, she sat down and peed on her potty! Hooray! I haven't even been suggesting that she use her potty for a while because I've been doing other stuff. But she's showing her own interest, which is what I was waiting for anyway! I'm very happy to see this happening.

Sweet Pea is also talking more and more about her baby sister - probably because we are talking to her about the birth, etc. more often. This morning she hugged my belly and told me she was hugging her baby sister. She does that a lot, and sometimes she also kisses her baby sister, and zerberts her, tickles her, etc. I have still been taking care of all of her diaper changes, baths, naps and bedtimes (well, actually Auntie got her to sleep for one nap last week), and have been getting a little nervous about how much she's going to hate it when I very suddenly stop doing all of that for her for a week or so. I've been telling her that Daddy will be home for two weeks when the baby's born and that after the baby comes Daddy will be giving her baths and getting her to bed, etc. She is often resistant to Daddy doing *anything* for her if I'm around, so I wanted to at least let her know, even if she didn't want to hear it. But yesterday she started telling me that "when the baby comes, Daddy will put me to bed - and I won't cry!" I'm excited to hear that. Not just because the message has sunk in and she knows what's coming, but also because I prepared her before her auntie started coming over every week and at that point she told me that she wouldn't cry when I left to go places while Auntie was with her. And she kept her word! She waved to me out the window as I walked to my car, and then Auntie says Sweet Pea turned around, looked at her and said, "okay, what do you want to play?" ha ha ha! Slipshod has also been telling Sweet Pea how much he's looking forward to spending time with her while he's home after the baby comes, and that he's looking forward to being here at bedtime so he can get her to sleep, etc. Yay!

That's about all that's going on around here. Home and birth preparations continue, but the pace has slowed a little because the main part of the house is pretty much ready, and the tub is set up. Whew. Still need to work on the big room to see if we can get the bed in, but... I think we'll have some help with that this weekend. We'll see how it goes.

Today I finally get to get the haircut that got cancelled on Tuesday.

Oh - and I forgot to mention that I'm tripping about how old I turned yesterday! It was my birthday and I'm 35 - and I can't believe it! HOW did this happen? WHEN? How is it possible that I could be 35? What the heck? Where was I all this time? This is crazy! That's only 5 years from 40! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! My 37-year-old sister has no sympathy.


The Pizzitola Family said...

Good shop Sweet Pea! You're a big girl now. Can't wait to read on here about the baby...any day now!

Queen of Spain said...

I am freaked out be Carlin on Thomas. I keep thinking I will hear @#$***%#^@%@%@%@ at any given moment.

I think I might like THomas more if that happened.