Poop and Espresso!

The last two weeks have been a whirlwind. Between playdates and potty training, Halloween costume preparations and the cold that went around this house, THIS mama is pooped! But, good news! Chuck is officially diaper free during her waking hours! She even managed to stay dry while jumping on Auntie Staci’s trampoline for hours on end! You other mamas know why this is so impressive to me! J

With her new-found ability to “hold it,” Miss thing has also discovered that she really, REALLY doesn’t like to be wet at night. But, since she doesn’t have the physical capacity to stay dry all night, she still goes to bed in a diaper….and she wakes up. Every. Time. She. Pees. “POOOOOOTTTYY!” is her mantra at 12, 2 and 4 am. It’s like I have my newborn back. Without the sweet cuddles. And WITH an attitude. How in the world do I deal with this? Really, I am looking for suggestions. I will say that we have abandoned cloth diapers at night because I thought disposables might keep her from feeling the wetness better. So far, it hasn’t worked like I had hoped.

One of those awesome moments that are funnier later than when it happens, HAPPENED this week. We had a play date with Chuckles’ sweet little girlfriend who lives around the corner. E is about 5 months younger than C and is such a cutie. She is also nicer. I have learned that, at this stage at least, my kid is a bully. My precious baby girl, who use to share so well, who use to be the peacekeeper in the nursery, decided the way to play with her friend was to SCREECH in her face. This led to tears. Lots of tears. Several times. After stealing toys and yelling “no, no, NO” with emphatic arm waving at her bestie, C chose to take the party in to the kitchen, out of the sight of us mommies. I decided to put the baby gate up to keep the girls in the living room with us and asked the kids to come back on our side. E obliged, C did not. Instead she sat down and refused to budge from the kitchen floor. Fine! Stay on that side of the gate by yourself and see how much fun you have. Boo-hooing ensued and fit throwing commenced. I let her stew in her misery for a few minutes. And also, apparently, her poop! She POOPED in her undies because she was mad at me! Oh sure, my kid is TOTALLY potty trained….except when she is peeved at mama! I had to excuse us to the bathroom while I cleaned my vengeful child’s rear and my hands. Afterward, I kept smelling poop and I just knew that I had it ON me somewhere. You know, like when your newborn spits up on you and hours later you find it in your hair. Awesomeness! But, it wasn’t on me. It was on her dress. The dress she took a nap in. The sheets had to be washed. The dress had to be washed. The blankey had to be sanitized. All I can say is I am sorry to E’s mama!

All this excitement happened in the midst of some other excitement! I am taking my blog to the next level. I want to bring my readers more stuff they want to see…more recipes, more crafts, more embarrassing stories from my life and eventually…FREE stuff! One of the cool things about being a blogger is sometimes companies want to reach my readers by giving their products away for free. To be considered for things like that, though, I need to have a BIG cyber footprint. That means, if you like what you read and if you want to see raffles and free stuff here, you have to help me get more people over here.

I have been typing double time to make things amazing here and on my facebook and twitter pages. Working hard on the few hours of sleep Chuckles allows me to get has made for one sleepy mama. And since I am running on bold coffee and espresso these days, I thought the perfect giveaway for my first raffle would be a Starbucks gift card! This first raffle is in no way affiliated or sponsored by Starbucks. I just like their coffee and I would be willing to bet you do too! So, from midnight tonight until 11:59pm on 11/6/13 you can enter to win $10 at my favorite java establishment! Pass the word!

And our winner is….Michele Silverlake!!


  1. Sabine is a total bully too. :/

  2. Interesting blog!

  3. Good luck on growing your blog! 🙂

  4. Great blog! can’t wait to see you grow!

  5. I love the title of this post–I did not know what to expect!! 🙂

  6. A fun read!

  7. Great entry! Love this. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Thanks for sharing!

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