- Potty training is an experience I’m never, ever going to forget. On one hand, seeing the pure joy from my son’s face when he “has to go pee” and then he ACTUALLY DOES (i.e. no running back and forth with multiple ‘false alarms’) is priceless. A “Yay!” comes out of his voice before he washes his hands, then it’s a hi-five with his dad and then back to whatever he was doing before. To join your child in that sense of accomplishment, regardless of what that accomplishment actually is, is a very cool feeling. It’s something, unfortunately, I haven’t really been able to share much with Rugrat as she lives to far away and I only see her a couple of times a year (although I helped her learn how to blow bubbles when chewing gum…so that was pretty awesome). Of course, with every success there must come some failure and frustration. In this case, the multiple trips to the bathroom “to go poo” were some extremely frustrating moments for me. Not so much on Friday night, but for three hours on Saturday morning it became (no word of lie) a trip every 10-to-15 minutes. I did my absolute best to NOT show my frustration to him, as he hadn’t gone #2 since Wednesday and was probably suffering from some kind of performance anxiety. I encouraged him…I sang to him…I let him read…I told him to relax and left the room to give him some space. It was rough. Of course, eventually that feeling of accomplishment finally made an appearance when it finally (FINALLY) happened. He was stoked…I was proud…and the next step in Ankle Biter becoming a big boy had been made.
- Last night’s finale of the Amazing Race was pretty awesome. I haven’t missed a season since it started. To me, it’s the only reality program that I’d seriously consider doing. No, wait…it’s the SECOND reality program I’d ever consider being on (the other being Big Brother, but I’m too old and too out of shape to appear on television all summer long). It’s not so much the teams, because I’m not really a huge fan of any of them this year. Rather it’s the race itself…travelling around the world to some absolutely amazing places and doing some amazing things. To me, coming in third would be an accomplishment in itself because that meant you would have travelled all over the world. In the end, Dan & Jordan pulled it off. I’m a little surprised, actually…but a couple of mistakes by the cowboys and the dating models pretty much gave it to them.
- Looks like the financing for the buyer of my house *might* take place this week. As I mentioned earlier, an offer came for my house and it was accepted. Of course, a few days later I was told that the “pre-approved financing” had not actually been approved. Well…the couple is still interested in buying and their financing looks like it’s already approved, they’re just trying to add a few bucks onto it for other things. I should hear something…hopefully good…by Wednesday.
I’ve been absolutely loving this season of Survivor. I realize that Russell is a huge asshole and a bully…I get that. But you set that aside and you simply must recognize and respect everything that he brings to the game. The strategy…the idols…winning when he needs to win…to me, he is the greatest player to never win (yet). I’m actually surprised he’s still in the game, to be honest. Fingers crossed, because I’ve got him in my Survivor pool at work.
- Sunshine’s birthday is this weekend. I think I’ve got an idea for a gift that I’m really happy with…it’s just something that I don’t know if I can pull off or not. If I can’t, it’s really gonna suck (although I think she’ll still be happy with the effort). Keep your fingers crossed, everybody.
- Oh, and because of the name of today’s post…
May 10, 2010