7 Quick Takes – Vol II

What better way to catch up on the posts I meant to write this week than by participating in Quick Takes?

— 1 —

First off, if you are so inclined could you please say a prayer of healing from my uncle? He underwent surgery for a perforated bowel on Christmas Eve and is still in the hospital dealing with complications. Recently, he’s been suffering from internal bleeding, which had the doctors flummoxed for a while. They finally think they’ve discovered the source and corrected it. We’re all praying (and hoping) they did so my uncle can finally start healing and get home.

— 2 —

We recently found out that P passed his Fundamentals of Engineering exam that he took way back in October. Once he graduates in May he’ll officially be an ‘Engineer in Training.’ It’s kind of a big deal!

— 3 —

I recently discovered that Monster can sight-read “depot” and possibly “home”. He saw the words “Restaurant Depot” together and said “Look Mommy it’s Home Depot but without the home.”

Since most of my attempts to teach him the alphabet are met with disdain I don’t know if I should be proud or embarrassed by this. Clearly we spend way too much time at Home Depot…

— 4 —

Monster seems to be off his Curious George kick and has transferred his previous love of George to Transformers (thanks to P). The other day he asked me to sing the Transformers song. I was unawares there was more to the theme song than “Transformers: Robots in Disguise.” Once I finished singing that Monster demanded I sing the rest of the song. Confused I started humming the theme song which annoyed Monster immensely “No Mommy, that’s not right! You have to sing the WHOLE SONG! Just like Daddy does. Sing the whole song, damnit!”

It took all my willpower to reprimand him for saying “damnit” instead of laughing.

Such an innocent face

Such an innocent face

— 5 —

And in case you’re wondering (I know you’re not), Monster did not learn the above curse word from either P or I. He did, however, learn it from someone very near and dear, whose identity shall not be revealed to protect the guilty from further embarrassment. Let’s just say Monster knows how to use it appropriately in a sentence and it’s hysterical every time he says it. But I can’t laugh, ever. Ah, the trials of parenting toddlers. 😉

— 6 —

I recently had an appointment with a woman who does Ortho-Bionomy to see if she could help with the diastsis recti (aka Mummy Tummy) I developed after Monster’s birth. I went in with low expectations, but she really helped! Of course, I need to stick with a regular workout routine to fully fix it, but my stomach looks SO MUCH better. I wish I wouldn’t have waited so long to see her. Anyway – Ortho-Bionomy is pretty amazing and can help with many muscle issues! I’m totally sold on it now.

— 7 —

As a result of #6 above – I’ve been looking into the Barre workout as my new form of regular exercise. I’m thinking I’ll probably just start with a DVD Barre video for schedule/budgetary reasons. Can anyone recommend a Barre workout video?

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4 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes – Vol II

  1. I can’t stop laughing about Monster saying “damnit!” (I love how they latch onto the words they shouldn’t say and know exactly when to use them. How do they do it?!)

    Alisdair calls Home Depot “the orange store.” Gotta love that brand recognition.

  2. It’s very tough on parents when behavior you want to discourage is kind of cute! One of my daughters has done Barre Workout classes and loves the workout. She says it would kill me though–how’s that! At least that means she doesn’t want me to die I figure 😉

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