Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Feeling like a mom

Over the past 4 years I have gotten many laughs from my older sister's tales of motherhood (semidesperatehousewife.blogspot.com) and today I felt like I was living one of those stories. Logan, my 4 yr old stepson always gets up at 6-7 and sits at the end of our bed to watch cartoons until we get up and make breakfast. Today however.....I woke up at 4:30 to him jumping on the bed and shaking me saying "Turn on my shooooowwwwss!!!" over and over until I finally realized I wasn't dreaming and turned on cartoons. I then attempted to go back to sleep but every time I started to he would randomly jump on my stomach (did I mention I also started my period last night so I had HORRENDOUS cramps at the time?) I never did go back to sleep, so when Clint got up to shower I tried to sleep because I figured he would let the dog out etc. (The dog always sleeps under the covers with us so you actually have to pull him out to get him to go outside in the mornings) At 7:15 I hear "Umm Rachel the puppy peed and pooped and daddy's in the shower!! BAD DOGGY!" Apparently Clint figured the dog could wait until I got up to go out but as soon as he got in the shower the dog crawled out and used the basement floor as a restroom. Does anyone else have a minpin that does this?? He hates going outside even when it's nice and sneaks off to corners in the house and goes to the bathroom as soon as we take our eyes off of him.

In other "parenting" news, I have found a way to not lose my mind watching endless hours of cartoons. Since I work from home most of the time and am always on my computer I simply plug in my headphones to the computer and either turn on Pandora.com (which is an awesome radio online that plays only songs and genres you like with no commercials.) or my iPod playlist. This way I can keep an eye on Logan, do my work, enjoy some good music, and not want to break the tv just so I don't have to watch Little Einstein's big adventure one more freaking time!

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you thinking of a new name for your blog? Life of a single girl is not going to fit much longer.

Sara said...

My dog used to be like this when I was single and she slept with me. She doesn't sleep in the bed anymore, but she's never been good about going outside. So frustrating!

desperate housewife said...

Jim does the headphone thing all the time when he works from home. Glad you discovered it!

nikki said...

Oh the joys of parenting. Some cartoons aren't that bad.

bingo lady said...

Parenting also includes Pet-sitting!

Kelly said...

I so feel you on the going crazy watching Little Einstein over and over. All those kid shows--I swear it's like they're perfectly engineered to be like crack to the little ones, and like torture for adults. Great idea with the headphones :)

prashant said...

she's never been good about going outside. ?

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Hillary said...

I have a minpin who also likes to use the floor as his personal toilet. He's so bad that he got the other dog (who WAS fully house trained) to do it too. My minpin also sleeps under the covers. Weird.

Take it in stride!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Ugh my hubby always decides it's easier to leave the dog duty to me. Not cool!

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Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...

You're quite gorgeous, girl. Might you allow me to kiss your adorable feet in Heaven? Meet me Upstairs. God bless you.

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