Monday, March 31, 2008

WTF: Mother-In-Law Edition

For my birthday recently, my mother-in-law handed me a small, wrapped present. When she handed it over she said, "I hope you don't take offense to this."

Uh, hmmmm. OK.

I opened it.

Inside was a potty training book.

"I think Little Guy is ready to potty train so I thought you could use this book."

Honestly, my first reaction was "Great!" I totally do need to potty train him soon so the book could come in handy.

But then she said, "You know, he's really showing all the signs of being ready for potty training."

Uh, really? And you know this because you spend approximately 2 hours with him a month?

*I didn't say that last part, but I thought it in my head.*

So then later as I got to thinking about my "birthday present" more when I got home, I did start getting a little peeved about the whole thing. But as a good DIL, I said nothing.

Fast forward a few weeks to this weekend...

We left Little Guy at their house while we took a little day trip. MIL requested that we bring the potty seat with us so that she could put him on the potty while we were gone. (Even though we haven't started potty training him yet.)

Unfortunately, I didn't know that MIL had requested the potty seat until my hubby brought it out of the bag when we were already at their house.

Because we were already late dropping him off, I didn't have time to react and I said nothing about the potty seat.

When we came to pick him up a few hours later, I found out that they had "unsuccessfully" tried to get him to go potty.

Apparently, we had the wrong kind of potty seat or something.

Anyway, I have decided that I actually *am* offended by this whole thing, thank you very much.

I mean, who's the parent here? WHO IS THE PARENT?

He's not even 3 years old yet and I don't appreciate the pressure from anyone telling me when to potty train my own child, ya know?

When I told Husband what I thought about the whole situation, he let his mom know that we really didn't want her pushing us on the PT thing. She was "offended" and "hurt" by that.

Hmm. Well, I was offended that she gave me a PT book for my birthday and then completely undermined my parental authority and started trying to potty train my kid
without my consent.

I guess that means we're even.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dirty Little Secret

Before I get to the dirty little secret, can I tell you that I totally almost welled up with tears to see that people are still reading and willing to comment here. I really don't deserve it, you guys. I feel so guilty for my blog suckiness, for not getting out there and visiting. I simply don't have the time right now between the job, the kids, life, etc. but I can't shut this site down. I just can't. At least not yet. I want it to be around in case I need to get stuff off my chest. But without dwelling on that so much, I just want to say thanks for your comments on that last post. I think I will call the insurance company at least to let them know she called me and then if she calls again I will contact the police.

So, onto the dirty little secret. This one you cannot tell, OK?

I am over-the-top excited the The Hills is back on. Yeah, it's actually on a short list of shows that I actually Tivo.

I can't believe I am admitting this, but it's true.

I have to go watch it now. I need some mindless time after a long day. That's my only excuse.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Target Debaucle

So, I got into a little fender bender in the Target parking lot the other day. I backed into a car that was also backing out of their parking spot. He was further backed up than I was so I kinda thought it was mostly my fault but, to be honest, it was hard to know where he was when he started backing up. What I told the insurance agent was that I was out of the spot about 60% of the way and that he was out about 90% of the way. Based on his statement and mine, they determined that it was a 50/50 claim. My agent told me that he admitted that he was partly at fault. In California, even if one person is out 10% and the other is out 99%, the still consider it a 50/50, no fault situation.

OK, so that was two weeks ago. Today, I get a call from his sister, bitching me out over the phone. She accused me of lying to my insurance agent, blah blah blah. Nothing she said was true. After she ranted at me she said, "What goes around comes around. Karma's a bitch." And she hung up.

So, should I be worried? They have my name, number and address because they copied it all down from my insurance card.

Anyone else have any similar situations happen to them?

Coincidentally, I've been the victim of Target karma before. And it ain't pretty.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


Just wanted to pop over here and say hi. Ever since I have gone back to work, I have had zero time to post anything over here. It is so sad. I started this blog with such excitement and now it is languishing.

I actually have a really funny post to write about how Little Guy got stuck in the baby's exercaucer. I told him not go get in there and then did anyway and laughed at me in the face (like he was saying "I will not do what you say. I am a toddler! Ha HA!") but then after I left him there and he realized he was stuck and couldn't get out he started crying and screaming for help. So naturally, I grabbed a camera and clicked away. (heh) And then 2.5 seconds later, I helped him to safety and he (and I swear this is true) totally flipped me the bird. Yes, I have picture proof of this.

Anyways, that happened like 2 weeks ago and I haven't had time to post on it because it would entail uploading pictures to the Internet and placing those pictures in a post with funny captions and, while I have it all in my head, I haven't found the time to actually write it up, nor have I found the time to upload the photos. So what you are left with is this sorry excuse for a post instead.


I am pretty positive that no one is reading this anyway as I have not been out reading blogs for like forever - or at least 6 months, which is like forever in blogland. So if you are thinking, "What did I do to you MotR? Why aren't you reading my blog anymore?" Just know that it's not you. It's me. I don't read anyone's blog anymore. Not because I don't want to, but because I have a job and two kids two and under and damnit if working on this site isn't taking up my other two drops of free time.

But I am not shutting down this blog. Nope. It's staying put. I want it to be here when I need it. For now anyway.

Oh and it should be said that I miss you all.
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