Monday, June 18, 2012

Status Report June 2012

With my work, I send status reports on the files I handle. Yes, I have a job, by the way. The non-paying job, however, is full of status reports. I find it easier to rely on others to help me out with what the boys are up to lately. In an effort to keep track of the little munchkins, I've signed up for weekly updates through various online websites. While I believe their ulterior motive is to lead me to click on a link and purchase some sort of new-fangled product, I’ve found that the updates are somewhat helpful. These started when I was pregnant with each child. Today I found it interestingly amusing to see my current status. Here goes:

I am 30 weeks pregnant - If you think I'M big, you should really check out my 30-week womb-piggy: they're now nearly 4 lbs and 16 inches long! My little porker is getting cuter and cuter as they pile on the pudge to their wee arms & legs, thanks to ever-growing layers of subcutaneous fat. Grow baby grow!

-uh, okay

Justin - When your toddler throws a full-blown screaming fit in the middle of the grocery store, you may want to hide behind the toilet paper display – but rest assured that other parents feel your pain. The most useful response is to take your child out of the store (even if it means leaving a cart full of food behind) and sit with him until he finishes crying. Staying calm and offering lots of hugs and kisses can help. Remember that your child is still learning how to communicate and will eventually outgrow this behavior.

Troy - Numbers Game
If your child can count to ten or higher already, is he a budding genius? Well, he certainly has a good working memory. Two-year-olds are just beginning to gain an understanding of numbers; they often learn to count by reciting the names of numbers from memory long before they understand the relative quantity of three or nine. Basically they start knowing the difference between "one" and "anything more than one." But hey, it's an important start!

So basically, I’m FAT, my unborn baby is fat, my 15 month old is starting to throw tantrums and my 2 year old wants to count but can’t yet.

Let’s see, that’s fairly accurate. I feel large (and in charge), my 15 month old is beginning to get frustrated or, more frequently, irritated and easily gets his feelings hurt. My 2 year old can count to 25, sometimes higher but can only count objects up to 5 at a time. He also says four is “fourve”.

It is just me or are these updates extremely helpful. Especially lately!


Donna said...

That is so funny! I can't believe you are already 30 weeks! Wow! I did laugh at the "take the screaming child out and WAIT for them to stop crying while kissing and hugging." Are you serious? Clearly that person doesn't have other responsibilities- who in the world has time to go sit in the car until a 15 month old "feels good about shopping". :) What you do is grab only the necessities and run out the door asking yourself why you thought this was a good idea. Now THAT- I've done that tons of times. :)

Amy said...

Fun post. Just last week my 15 month old wasn't enjoying our trip to the grocery store. So I looked down at my list, mentally marked off half of it, and got the heck outta dodge. And all of that came after I tried to ignore his screaming. I'm always in the running for mommy of the year:)