Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

More Terrible Two's...

The wild man has now hit phase 2,134, otherwise known as "picky eater syndrome." ARGH! I was really hoping he would be the 1 kid out of a million that would just continue to love his veggies and fruit and not fuss about what is put in front of him. HA! Not a chance. For the last week I've been stupidly trying to figure out what was wrong with him. Refusing food, telling me he doesn't like it. Turning his nose up at fruit! All this kid wants to eat is toast, cheese, sausage and mac-n-cheese. There's no fruit or veggies in any of those things. He'll maybe eat some canned peaches. I have no idea how long this phase lasts but I do know it overlaps many other phases. Oh joy, oh joy. He's also decided to regress a bit. Ignoring everything I say, he reaches into everything that isn't tied down, nailed down, or weighted down. As a consequence, he's pinched his fingers, banged his noggin and come very close to dousing himself with extremely hot water. Of course it really doesn't help that his Grampa chooses to ignore safety concerns and leaves the handles of pots sticking out over the edge of the stove. I can't tell you how many times I've caught him doing it. It's like I have 2 two-yr olds in the house! And, I have him to thank for the wild man's current tastes in potato chips and cupcakes. He says in complete disgust when I call him on it, "you can't hide it from him forever, Annie." Hello - he's TWO, he really doesn't need it and I really don't need the added aggravation of having to tell my two yr old son he can't have something that Grampa will give him at the drop of a hat. Even if I posted rules they would be dutifully ignored. So, I'm the bad guy - all the time. I have to catch them in the act! Then I say no and take it away, the wild man screams and my father (whom I really do love dearly) grumps in disgust and glares at me. Rock - hard place - ARGH!

I've made a potentially large error in the Harlequin baby blanket yet I'm hoping it can be camouflaged. I'm missing a sequence of chains in the middle of a row and I didn't discover it until the next row of clusters. I've kept going and I don't think it will be all that noticeable in the end. There are way too many colors and clusters to pick out the ones smooshed together...I hope. Oh, well.

Nothing yet on the job front. I'm calling first thing tomorrow morning when the hiring people are back in their offices. Kind of not looking forward to it. I'm still having fits about the whole daycare thing. Despite the above rant and despite the fact that I know he needs other kids to interact with. It's all about ME!

Dinner at the White house was fun and further emphasized the importance of the wild man needing kids his own age or slightly older to play with. He had a ball with K & S's two kids and they are quite a bit older! *sigh* I know, I know...

1 comment:

  1. That is what being two years is all about! Just taking all the reasonable thougths out of grow up people. I've passed that face two years ago, and got it again, but this one must be the gaugther of the elastic womem! She just streches until there is no more patience in my brain :)


Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris