Monday, July 16, 2012

A Golden Shower....AKA The Dog Peed on my Kid and Other Fun Adventures

Parenting is a never-ending ride, there are lulls, and there are days where you are taken for a wild loop! Why, when I am here alone, do the crazy things happen?  Picture it, a beautiful day outside, my two year old, the dog, and myself playing in our yard.  We have begun to add new things to do in the backyard to make it more interesting for the kiddo.  We have a sandbox, a play house, and a fun little slide (thank you craigslist).  I was standing there, minding my own business, the kiddo was playing on his slide, minding his own business, when suddenly the dog walked by and lifted his leg.  ARGH!  He started peeing on my kid!  Now, this is not typical behavior of our dog.  He is not a "marker" per say, and certainly is low key when it comes to the kid.  In fact, they have begun to be great friends, playing together, and such.  But, yes, he peed on my kid.  Apparently, it did not phase my dear boy, but traumatized me!  I quickly stripped him down to his diaper and proceeded to hose him off.  He loved this of course and started to run around the yard like a crazy man.  So in the end after a bath, a run in the hose, and playing outside, getting peed on wasn't too bad...but SO gross.

In other news:

  • I just had a birthday.  Yup, one year older.  We celebrated with a night out at a movie and dinner.  We saw "People Like Us", which I totally recommend.  We ate at a Brazilian steak house, and it was yummy.  It was nice to be out with no kiddo, but, after that date I realized we should do it more.  Doesn't everyone say that?  I feel like I don't know what to do with myself when I am not busy taking care of someone else.  I feel like I have forgotten how to have witty date conversation.  I feel like I have forgotten how to eat leisurely for fun instead of quickly in order to actually eat a meal.  I was never a fast eater, my whole life, and now I am.  I do not like it.  It was fun to get dressed up and look fancy for a bit.  However, earlier in the day, what did we do? We went shopping for summer clothes for next year for the kiddo.  Yup, have you seen the world?  It revolved around my child, and it is my fault (but to my defense, we got some great deals...and I LOVE a good clearance sale).
  • We have started cloth diapering, part time.  The part time, is due to child care.  If I were a stay at home mom I think I would do it all the time, but working full time I do not get to do all the things that I would want to since someone else cares for my child part of the time.  I have to learn to be okay with that.  So I am.  This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and never did.  I listened to other people's opinions instead of listening to myself, which is always a mistake.  So, at two year old we started.  It is never too late right?  Plus, I want more children, so we will have them here for when that happens too!  Plus maybe it will help with the whole potty training thing...oh boy, that is an adventure to talk about another time!