Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Madness

Guess what I typed on Friday night?


WOOHOO! I've already begun the first revision, just going through it for major mistakes and stuff like that. Then it will be time for feedback and a little break to get some perspective.

So, you would think my week should be starting off great, right? I mean, I finished my goal almost an entire week early, and will have time to *hopefully* finish this run through before the end of the month and get it sent off. But...

"A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it." - Jerry Seinfeld

That is the morning I've been having already. I went to the bathroom and came out to find my two-year-old on the counter, dumping all the fish food down the drain. At least he wasn't trying to get the fish out of his bowl, or dumping the food in the bowl, (both things he's done before), but yeah. I love that kid, but holy smokes is he ever, um, precocious. Anyone who knows him knows what I mean. I'm not sure I've ever met a more independent toddler in my life. He has to do EVERYTHING himself. And I mean absolutely, postively everything. How do you explain to a two-year-old that he can't make himself toast? Or cook his own eggs? Or that he doesn't need to flush the toilet for me when I go to the bathroom? Or change his own diaper? Or take the fish out of the bowl? Or run his own bath? This list could go on and on and on. The point is.... he is too fun but what a handful! Good thing he is so dang cute.

My little monster showing me his green milk on St. Patty's day.

Son A and Son B playing on the swings the one nice day we've had since October.

I'm really hoping warm weather decides to come around soon. I'm thinking these boys need some more outside play time. (And so does their mom!)

How's your Monday going?

p.s. I just made my bed, and heard him start to cry... (two seconds ago when I came in to make my bed, he was sitting on the couch, eating a bag of crackers, watching Dinosaur Train). I go out and he's in the fridge, somehow has gotten a package of crescent rolls open (how does a two-year-old do that? I can barely get those stupid things open!), and sliced his finger on it. He wants me to make orange rolls. He's crying now because he doesn't understand why the crescent rolls aren't orange rolls. Oh that kid. You just have to laugh sometimes.


Elle Strauss said...

Congrats on finishing first draft early!! Whoo-hoo! I really hope you get some nice weather soon so you can take those precious boys outside. (My life seems so calm now, but your stories bring back memories. I had four just under six years. Yeah, good times.) =)

The Las Vegas Writer said...

Congrats on the first draft :) That's always a big step and one a lot of writers have trouble with---me included.

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

That sounds like a typical day at our house, too. 2yo and everything. Gotta love 'em.

Congrats on the draft. It's nice to still do things, even (and especially) in the midst of chaos.

Sara McClung ♥ said...

omg he is PRECIOUSLY CUTE! And clearly next in line to be the Energizer mascot :)


Danyelle said...

Congrats on The End! And yeah. Toddlers are their own brand of magic. ;-)

Maegan Langer said...

How funny! He wants to flush the toilet for you - that's a new one. Oh, the cuteness. And I'm in love with his little glasses!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Congratulations, sweetie!! I'm so happy for you!!!! I knew you could do it!!! Wooooo-hooo! *shaking my pom-poms* *dancing the robot* *embarrassing my kids with how ridiculous I am jumping like a maniac* Wish you lived near. I'd take you out, girlie. But oh man, I totally sighed just now. Mega super happy for you.

Also, how cute is the little guy? Both of them? Your youngest is so much like my Little Bean, it's insane. These two would be living in the time-out corner if they ever got together. I just have a feeling. They're such curious little things. Oh my word, how much we love them, but how crazy they make us!!!

Hope your week is fantastic, luv. Savor the smell of a finished draft...and orange rolls.

C. K. Bryant said...

Great Post! And congrats on typing THE END! You might want to head on over to my blog and see what Carolina Valdez Miller has done to . . . well . . . you can get even with her later. ;-)

Colene Murphy said...

Oh my! lol. Good luck with the plucky two-year-old!!

Congratulations on The Ending!!!! Whoo! And early, that is amazing!

Carolyn V said...

LOL! Your poor little guy. I hope his finger is feeling better. Congrats on finishing your draft! Whoop!

Shari said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Hope you had a nice nap after finishing and after the morning you had. If not, go take one now. You deserve it.