Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Blog Year In Review


New Year's Day
I started off the new year too damn early, when Peeper's nine-ish o'clock bedtime from last night bit me right in my sleepy ass at 6:57 am.

But, she's a big girl, she can take care of herself, right?

Evidently, she can, because I set her up on the computer with some longish Dr. Seuss videos on YouTube and went back to bed, well her bed, in the next room.

Before I did, though, I made her go pee-pee, which was a bit of a challenge, because she is some sort of inhuman freak who doesn't need to pee first thing in the morning. Not only does she tell me she doesn't have to go, but quite often she sit on the potty and either doesn't go, or just dribbles a bit.

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This evening, Peeper was drinking a yogurt smoothie (the kind from the store, not from the blender) and looked inside to "see if it's full or empty."

I don't know which it was, but what ever she saw in there surprised her and made her do a double-take. I thought it was funny, so she kept doing dramatic (and melodramatic) reenactments.

Of course, as soon as the camera came out, she was done.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Campus Tour
Guess what we did this morning?

Shrike, Peeper and I toured the Mother's Day Out program at a local church, and - get this - it looks like, as of next Wednesday, Peeper's going to be going there one day a week.

Up until now, we've been sort of ignoring the preschool question, and giving it a "wait and see" because we're not really convinced that it's necessary for a three year old to go to school.

On the other hand, it's becoming more and more obvious that what is necessary, for our family, is to have some sort of consistent and reliable childcare readily available, so that Shrike and I can have some time together, for Dr T appointments or errands or just holding a conversation without interruption.


Graduate Dog
A couple of months ago, we were having some issues with Peeper and BigGaloot not properly respecting each others' personal space. She was getting in his face, and he was warning her, in ways that would be appropriate for another dog, but not so much for a little girl.

It was freaking us out, so we actually took her with us to the vet's office to pick up doggy meds one day, and had one of their staff members talk to her about how to behave around doggies, and also asked their advice about what to do.

They suggested getting him some training, involving Peeper if possible, to help him to realize that he's not the Alpha around here, and that she has a higher status in the pack than he does.

TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012

Roller Girl
This morning, I took Peeper to the preschool "skate and play" at a roller rink near us. For the skating portion, they will tighten up the kids' wheels so that they are really just clunking around in very awkward boots, and then they take off the skates and get out the riding toys.

(They also do a toddler time that's just toys.)

You think she liked it okay? 


Peeper: I have to go to work! (on her "horse")
Mama: How long will you be there?
Peeper: Fourty-fifteen hours.

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012

Hanging Out
Peeper and I mostly hung out a the Anonyparents' house today, and just got out for a quick grocery shopping trip.

Well, it actually turned into a not-so-quick trip because I thought we could get everything we needed at Target, were Starbucks was still doing the BOGO frappaccino deal, but we still had to go to a regular grocery for one freakin' thing.


Dress Up
I really don't know why actually spend money on "dress up" clothing and accessories for Peeper. She'd much rather just create her costumes herself.

"Mama, turn around! There's a peacock behind you!"


As if I weren’t in enough trouble for the whole flooded basement thing, I got a speeding ticket today. (And a warning for my August inspection sticker.)

Actually, the trooper didn’t technically write it for speeding. Instead, it said I "failed to obey the instructions of an applicable official traffic-control device.”


In Texas
With a red rental car :)


Super Hero Girl

Peeper got this cool shirt-plus-cape for her birthday. 


Christmas Countdown Begins

Once again, we're using the Christmas tree advent calendar with the little drawers to count down the days of December.

Today, Peeper opened the first drawer, ate the Kiss and found a note saying "You've Got Mail."

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