June 23, 2011

Random Thoughts

Cooper has started throwing his food on the floor at every meal.  Yes, the dogs are there, but it’s not really because of that, he just does it.  And he knows he shouldn’t, because he’ll hold his arm out and stare at us, and we will say “NO, do not throw your food”, and then, he’ll throw it down and stare at us, and sometimes laugh.  I don’t know what to do to get him to stop.  We have also tried swatting his hand, but that does nothing and I feel badly doing that.  I’m mostly worried because he is not eating much, he’s throwing it on the ground, but then soon after he “eats” he is super cranky because he’s hungry.  AND, he has become really picky about what he’ll eat, so we’re trying to adjust to getting over that and just feeding him what he will eat so that he eats something.  What should we do?

My mother in law has been staying with us this week to watch Cooper because my parents went on vacation.  She talks a lot.  I mean, a lot.  And she says weird things.  I could do a whole post on that.  She uses my “decorative” towels and washcloths in the bathroom to wash her face with.  She leaves the lid to the toilet up, which I HATE HATE!  I don’t want to see into the toilet.  Ew.  She announces stuff to us, like when we went out for a sno cone last night, she stayed home, and when we came back, she announced “Well, I’ve had my shower”.  Um, okay…yay?  Yesterday evening, I learned that she calls “poop”, “poopie”.  I don’t know why that annoys me, but I can’t stand it.  If Cooper poops, we say “Cooper pooped”, she says “Uh oh, I think Cooper did a poopie”.  She also says it while referring to the dogs, which she calls “puppies”.  Why does that annoy me?  And she doesn’t pay attention to them I guess, so they have “done a poopie” in the house like 3 times in the last 2 days.  Ughhhh.  The funny thing is that, when she came to visit when Cooper was only a couple months old, she called it a “BM”.  Seriously.  She wouldn’t say poop.  Then she went to stay with my SIL who has a 2 year old, so I guess that’s where she learned it.  Yesterday, she told me that Lee suggested she take Cooper out in the backyard in the mornings and let him walk around (probably bc they have not left the house all week), and she told me that and asked “well, how do you feel about that?”  About letting him play in the backyard?  Why would I care?  If you say something to yourself, or like if Lee says something to me, his mom will say “WHAT?”  Like he was talking to her but she didn’t hear him, which doesn’t actually matter because no one was talking to her.  OMG she has done that sooo many times to me when I’ve been talking to Cooper. 

Whoa, okay I didn’t mean to go on that much.  She is taking good care of Cooper, and he gets excited when he sees her, so really that’s all that matters.  But I have to share her weirdness with someone.

Oh, we sold our house!!!  Yay!!  For good this time, I think! I hope!  And the best part is the buyer wants to close on July 12th, which is much sooner than normal, so yay!  I’m so so relieved that it all worked out.

We are closing on our new house next Wednesday, on the 29th.  We are moving in that day also.  Yippee!!!!!!!

I guess I can continue with good news.  Remember when I had an interview a few weeks back?  Well, I got the job!!  I am SO SO SO excited!!  I have known for about 2 weeks.  It’s with the same company I work for, just a new department, which makes it easier than completely starting over at a new company.  Plus, I work for a good company, so I really didn’t want to leave.  I am really hoping that everything is good in the new department and people are nice.  I liked the manager I interviewed with, and it’s a really small dept., like only about 5 people total, and most of them are women with children, which for some reason makes me feel good?  Right now I work with a bunch of old men, or women that don’t have kids.  I am set to “transition” as they call it, on July 18th, which is a lot later than I (or my soon-to-be new manager) expected.  But, that’s just how this current department is.  They’re jerks, basically.  And just making me wait because they can.  I have no scheduled work after this Friday, so I’ll either be sitting here doing nothing, or doing all the crap work no one else will do.  But whatever, because I’m leaving soon!

Another thing that will be changing soon, is that my dad will only be watching Cooper 2 days a week.  The original plan was for him to watch Coop until he was a year old.  Honestly, I think up until even a month ago, my dad thought he would continue watching him everyday, but the week of C’s birthday, my dad was basically like, I’m tired and I want to be able to clean my house.  Haha :) I get it!  I do!  Coopie is a lot of work and my dad should be enjoying his retirement.  But I would be lying if I said I didn’t freak out and cry a lot.  Mostly because at first, I think I took it as more of something against Cooper, if that makes sense.  Like he didn’t want to spend time with him.  I don’t know how to explain it, but I felt like he was saying something bad about Cooper.  Which he totally wasn’t.  Not at all.  So anyway, we’ve started the process of looking at daycares.  Which is much easier with a toddler than when you’re still pregnant and just the thought of daycare makes you want to throw up and cry.  Just me?  And, finding part time daycare, that is full days is quite difficult.  We are not going to even start tours or making a decision until we are moved into the new house, and Cooper probably won’t start until August, at the earliest.

I have many more random thought but I think I’ve written enough for today!



Rachel said...

My son is 10 months old and does the SAME THING with his food. Holds it out, looks at me because he knows better, drops it/throws it, and then LAUGHS. And, like you, I feel horrible when I lightly smack his hand and honestly, he laughs when I do that, too! If you get any good advice on this subject - pass it on!

Oh, and my MIL? DRIVES.ME.CRAZY. Why do they have to be so weird/annoying?

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Him throwing food on the floor- I have not a clue, but now I am scared because our table is on carpet...so looks like I will have to feed her in the kitche where there is no table or seat, but no rug or carpet.Unless, my wood floors get put it by then :) but I doubt it.
YEY On the house selling. that is great news. AND congrats on the new job. So many exciting things going on with you!!

In this wonderful life... said...

Yay for selling the house again! that's awesome! move day will be here in no time.

Weird little things annoy me too, and it bugs me they annoy me.

Yay for the new job!!

I would be sad too about Cooper, but he will do great and I'm sure you guys will find a place that is a good fit! If the twins were already here and older, Cooper could come here during the day :)

Suzanne said...

My own mother does the "What?" thing when she hears you talking in general, but isn't sure if you're talking to her or not. Drives. Me. Nuts.

Congrats on the job!

Oh, and daycares are CRAZY! Bryan and I don't have family here so we will be sending our kiddo to daycare (kind of makes me sad) and we wanted one near downtown b/c we both work down here. We found 3 we really liked so let me know if you want the info.

Aja said...

:) Laughing out loud at your MIL stories.. sorry! And I am soo with you on the gross toilet lid open thing! Mine does the exact same thing and I have to go close it with my eyes shut every time I come home when she's been babysitting. Ugh!
Congrats on selling your house!