Monday, January 08, 2007

Monday Mayhem

My boyz have Spring Fever from this past weekend. Saturday was 68 (!) and sunny here in New England, and yesterday was in the 50's, but it still felt warm, nonetheless. And who would've thunk that Eldest would learn how to ride without training wheels in JANUARY?? But indeed he did, on Saturday, and now he's a pro. It's all he wants to do. So this morning, I moved the big Yukon outside and we were in the garage, riding bikes. A great way to kill a half hour or so on a cold and rainy Monday morning....

Hubby just started a diet/fitness kick. He bought an exercise bike this weekend and dusted off the weight bench and free weights. Yeah, they literally had spiderwebs on them. He mentioned this morning that he wants to buy a scale (my house is scale-free, thank you!) It's so much easier to try to be healthy and fit when you have someone else to do it with, don't you think?

Trying to start the early stages of potty-training with Middle, who wants no part of it. (I know, I know, that means he's not ready...well, I'M READY for HIM to be READY, dammit!) It's a crapshoot (no pun intended)---sometimes he's eager to wear the underwear and other times he insists on a diaper. But whatever. I'm sort of letting him dictate for now. He has a new poop spot. It used to be in the playroom. He would go in there and say to me, "Go in kitchen Mom. I pooping." Well, his new location is behind our big chair in the living room. The chair is angled in the corner, so he can leap over the back and squat down behind the chair. Then he crawls back out and insists, "Change my diaper Mom. I stink." Who says this kid isn't ready for underwear??
If I were a betting gal, I would say that Baby is about to sprout about 6 new teeth. He's been miserable. Gnawing on the coffee table (I'm not kidding!), chewing on his fist, trying to bite his big brothers, runny nose, low-grade fever....PUH-LEEZE let it be teething! I left him in his booster seat this morning with a can of Pringles (my first mistake). By the time I returned to the kitchen, he had 1. emptied the entire contents of the can on the table 2. gotten out of his seat 3. to stand on the table 4. and STEP ON and CRUSH all the Pringles on the table with his bare feet.

Kudos to the makers of Cranium Hullabaloo DVD. My new favorite toy. FINALLY a game the BOYZ can play by themselves without Mommy having to 1. participate or 2. referee. I actually managed to do the breakfast dishes and prepare lunch while all 3 were "playing" Hullabaloo. Our living room is now the game area. The coffee table is pushed to the side and all the game pads are spread out on the floor in front of the TV. It's like trying to walk through a minefield to get upstairs, but hey, I'm a FAN of this game!

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