Sunday, February 26, 2012

10 Reasons My Kid Needs a Longer Attention Span

I get it. 
She's not even two. 
I should appreciate the fact that she's still able to sit (relatively) still in the stroller while I exercise for an hour every day.
But would it kill Mackenzie to be interested in something for at least the amount of time it takes to fold a load of laundry?
I sometimes fantasize about how much different my life would be if she would just stop and smell the roses.  Or maybe just one... One. Single. Rose.
Here are 10 reasons why she needs a longer attention span... stat! 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Project Play Kitchen

As soon as I discovered Pinterest I was hooked.  
But nothing in the "Pinterverse" -- as Doug calls it -- was more enticing than the adorable homemade play kitchens I found there. I decided that Mackenzie just HAD. TO. HAVE. ONE. 
I realize that I'm a little behind on this craze, but to be honest I never really paid much attention to these things before having a toddler.  

Monday, February 13, 2012

I'm Pregnant and I Know It

Thirty-one week Obgyn appointment...
Seems simple enough, right?
Unless you're me -- easily annoyed to begin with, and downright crazy when you throw some pregnancy hormones into the mix.
Which is why my otherwise easy Friday left me rolling my eyes and huffing and puffing to the point that steam was coming out of my ears. 
Let's start with the fact that I was running a few minutes late for my appointment, and probably looked somewhat frantic schlepping Mackenzie through the horrendous maze of a parking lot at the doctor's office. As I breathlessly entered the elevator -- 31-weeks pregnant toting a 25-lb. toddler, mind you -- the woman next to me had the nerve -- the NERVE! -- to remark, "You need to get him walking soon."

Monday, February 6, 2012


It seems that the "terrible twos" have descended upon our house a little earlier than anticipated, with Mackenzie's behavior ranging from bad to worse to downright nerve-racking. That said, she sure has a knack for quickly reminding me just how wonderfully sweet she is deep down inside.
I'm told that the tantrums she's resorted to are merely a matter of her age, though I suspect the fact that she's having a baby brother in two months has something to do with it as well. Regardless of the cause, it's a bit rough on a parent to witness these episodes. They don't last long but they're extremely unpleasant, not to mention scary.