Potty Time

  (*In response to Ms. Toy Whisperer's post, "Unleashed") With the boys daycare did the dirty deed like toy soldiers they followed the potty line I'm at a loss she's potty trained at school NOT at home We must be bonding over pee and poop At home She is the baby. She calls herself, "Baby"…

Water

"Watah!" says Girlie from the back seat. "I get wet." Everyday, every fountain, sprinkler, lake, pond, stream or puddle we pass she declares with the sweetness of a three year old. Not a request, just a statement of fact.

Girlie

She calls herself,"Baby" as she holds me and pats my back with those little fingers Half the size of my large paws delicate pudgy toddler hands Laughing with motion and caressing she cups my cheek, stares into my eyes and says,"You o-kay?" Yes Baby, I'm okay. Are you okay? "Woof-woof," she barks and licks my…

Back of my dress

Girlie was playing around the back of my dress Walking, skipping while babble singing to the cats to me, to her father, to her brother. A trip to her room, a trip back up to my bed back and forth seven or eight trips before bed She is a boisterous child, we run her through…

The Nap

It's nap time "un-uh" What is this? "un-uh" You are two young lady you still have to take a nap "un-uh" Okay, this is where I start to remember, channel my safe haven inside me, breathe through my nose, slowly. There is no fight about this. It simply is. Time For A NAP. The story…

Mimic

My Bear coughed Girlie mimicked the coughing kaugh! kaugh! kaugh! kau! kau! she's supposed to be sleeping, but talking quietly to her feet works during naptime

Breakfast

Girlie was channeling a dolphin this morning. The squealing was from joy not distress but still painful to my ears none the less. She finished her third bowl of cereal then poured her milk in the high chair tray, splashing is part of her fun in any liquid. Naptime came and she was impossible to…

The Sticky Fingered Cheek Demon Wakes

Wrestling with the sticky fingered cheek demon, AKA "Girlie," has been difficult. She is built like a tank. Why would I try wrestling with a two year old you may ask? Well, there was this EEG that was necessary to find out if her brain fixed whatever was causing her seizures. We've had our fingers…

daily life

I got my oil changed I visited the podiatrist for these flat slabs of flesh called feet I visited the rec center rehab place to make sure there was a heated pool I took the wrong exit and checked prices on new tires four hundred you have got to be kidding me dollars after stopping…

Girlie takes a nap

After a godforsaken afternoon of chase the toddler, I realize it is my naptime. Yes, My naptime. Girlie doesn't need a nap but I sure as hell do. "I love her. She loves me. We're a happy family but I'm going to lose my mind if I don't any get rest. That will make me…