Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
So yesterday we're walking down the street and we see an English Bulldog (you know those stocky, wrinkly ones?). So of course Mason goes running over...I go chasing behind yelling at him not to talk to strange dogs and yet again the owner is telling him....ohhh it's okay, he's friendly (aka don't listen to your loonatic mother...what does she know about dogs/rabies/strangers??).
After I gave him the death glare (you know, the one where laser beams shoot from my eyes and are cursing the person who tries to overrule the mama...), he explained to me how his dog (oh how I wish I remember its name right now...) loves kids.
Just as he's rounding the third time of mentioning that ____ (darn I wish I remembered his name!) loves kids SOOO much I witnessed this dog push my child down with one stocky little arm and go to town on him.....*ahem* The dog molested my child!!!! He was humping all over him. You would think that my first reaction would be to help my kid up and run like mad...NOPE I started laughing!!! (maybe nervous laughter?) Then I scooped him up and ran away without even saying as much as bye to ____ (let's call him humpy McGee...).
Mason then looks up at me and says when we get way down the street....
"That dog loved me".
He surrreeeee did.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I remember the day after his dad died we had to rush around to do things people do when people die...or so I guess, I didn't know what people do when people die but I do remember we had to pick out flowers and buy something for him to wear....but I remember most of all trying not to cry when I brought him in because I didn't want these daycare people to see me lose it. It was so hard leaving him that day. There was a sheet you had to fill out each morning and under special notes I wrote "Mason's dad died last night". Maybe it was stupid...but I just couldn't say it in person without losing it...and that was what I was afraid of - people seeing me cry. I wanted everybody to thnk I could handle everything that was happening and I didn't want to give anybody any kind of indication that I was depressed, shocked, angry...you name it. I think I did pretty well too...until daycare called.
My mom was staying at our house and she answered the phone. She told me it was the daycare teacher and I started bawling. I knew why they were calling and I didn't want to talk. My mom is pretty tough though, she made me and I remember crying and boogering all over the phone to his daycare teacher, Shelly. She's still there too...in the baby room. When I went to pick him up that afternoon they had bought me a plant arrangement and a card. It was my first sympathy gift and those plants actually stayed alive for the longest time.
As with any daycare, there were ups and downs...there were a few times when I wanted to call and say he wouldn't be coming back for one reason or another. It was usually snippy teachers but the snippiest one had left not too long after that and things were good.
I think this whole process would have been a lot harder if he was going to school, but he's not, just to another daycare down the street, a little closer to our house and we won't have to cross the busy road anymore. That's going to be the best part of tomorrow....crossing that road knowing it will be our last time having to "play Frogger" since the nearest crosswalk is super-far away.
So on to new things...I'm just hoping I made the right decision...
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
What if this person is actually an undercover police officer and what if buying a concert ticket is illegal and he takes me to jail and keeps all my money and my concert ticket? That thought quickly left my mind though. If it were illegal to buy a concert ticket online from somebody, why do people do it so openly on classified ads? It was going to be fine...
Then I thought what if this seller poses as an undercover police officer when really he is not and he then takes my money and the concert ticket and stalks away into a dark alley somewhere. I even went as far as to practicing my dialogue and what I would say in this case. I thik I was going to ask him to call for back-up (I'm strange!).
I finally just faced my fear and went ahead with the arrangement. We were to meet in front of the venue and I was so worried I wouldn't recognize the seller. We had failed to mention what we would be wearing etc. So I decided rather than look awkward I would just take pictures of Mason in front of the ghetto fountain with empty $1.27 Listerine bottles floating in it...
I started to get more and more paranoid with each police car that passed by...at this point I'm still not even sure if it is illegal to buy a concert ticket from an online classified ad (that's how I roll....law abiding!). So as we are taking pictures and ducking from the police, I see him.
He was walking towards us quickly with ticket waving out in the open. I was getting more and more nervous, especially with that ticket waving out in the open. The transaction happened so quickly and I didn't want to make chit chat, but I did want to know why he was selling one ticket only! Turns out he just had an extra ticket and he is going to the show too...see we're not criminals!! Phew.
But the best part of the story is.... I GET TO SEE RYAN ADAMS and I will only be 7 rows away! Gee...I hope there's no mosh pit...I think I'm getting a little too old for that stuff!!
***Disclaimer: If buying a ticket online is in fact illegal...I am very sorry and I will never do it again but I was desperate!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
First of all I was a little pissed that some random person would just offer a kid food like that?? I mean he didn't even bother to ask me! It totally just gave me a bad vibe. Not only that, what if Mason was allergic to chips?
So after the
Later at the bus stop on the way home Mason saw a man coming towards us and yelled out "LOOK MOM A STRANGER!!" He then says hi to the stranger and turns to me and says "see, he's a happy stranger!". Oh boy...he just doesn't get it.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
So I wanted to have this Tuesday Toot as something major....something like:
- Today I learned how to knit
- Today I cleaned the entire house and managed to declutter everything
- Today I taught Mason how to speak a new language
- Today I finally found someone to watch Mason before/after daycare (keep dreamin!)
When really all I did today was made arrangements for a new daycare for Mason. So it's not official as of yet, but we do have the information and we are going on a tour. So it doesn't sound like a huge thing right? I'm so terrified though! Mason has been in the same centre since he was just over 12 months old. He started on January 31, 2005 (don't ask me how I remember that!).
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I mean he has had little incidents, but they are rare and far between. Every kid has incidents right? These incidents tend to not be as cute anymore though when they happen to be the headphones for your brand new iPhone. The same headphones that cost $40 to replace.
It is also not cute when you realize that your child has actually chewed the headphones like some sort of hungry, rabid animal. My first reaction was OMG what is that? Then I thought what did my brother do to his iPhone headphones. After I looked over and saw his headphones I then thought that they might be my old iPod headphones...nope. There they were.....................
Left right out in the open as to say....look what I did, what are you gonna do about it?
Wanna know what mama did about it? Mama decided this was unacceptable. Totally unacceptable behaviour and Mama didn't want this sort of thing to happen again so do you wanna know what Mama did? Mama gave him a stern talking to about respecting other people's belongings. When Mama realized son still didn't get it...even after the stern talk, Mama asked him what he liked (which totally reminded me of this scene!!!)and when he didn't answer Mama broke his mp3 player.
So maybe I didn't handle it the best way because now I am out $40 for the headphones plus the $10 for his mp3 player. I meant to replace his mp3 player anyway because it wasn't working right. I gotta say though I don't think he will be chewing up anything else anytime soon.
We had a pretty fun weekend though, even though the weather was wacky! Saturday we went to the Aylmer fair. I forgot sunblock (I know...I'm EVIL!) so I got a mega-burn which I didn't think was so bad until I got home. Mason didn't burn (so lucky!) but he was pretty well covered anyway so he was okay. I will never ever forget sunblock again...I swear!
We left the fair and the rain started coming down like crazy and it seemed to follow us all the way back to London where it then rained for the whole rest of the day. My mom came that night to visit and the next morning we went out to the flea market and for McDonald's breakfast and to get groceries etc. She brought Mason so many toys though and after the headphone incident (oops which I forgot to blog about!) I was a little annoyed with all the new toys but when I saw he got the old 80's-style weeble people and playmobil people I couldn't contain my excitement...I love those things!! She also brought him a Spiderman scooter and a 2-wheeler bike.
So after she left today (and during one of the sunny patches) Mason decided he wanted to ride his new bike. I don't think he realized what he was in for because when he took off he had NO FEAR at all. I really don't know how to teach a kid to ride a 2 wheeler though. I'm pretty sure that holding on to him under his arms and yanking him off the bike when he loses control really wasn't that effective...in fact I think I pulled my elbow out doing that because it hurts a lot now. We gave up on the two-wheeler
Now I've gotta go find a place to put all these new toys :/
Remember I kneeled in it a few weeks ago? Yeah so I STEPPED in it today when I was
The photographer they sent was very inexperienced (not that there was anything wrong with that) but she really didn't seem too interested in getting *that* shot that someone is going to want to buy. I figure they knew they already had the money so it was more of a you paid, now I do my part sort of deal.
Not only that, I noticed she only took one shot of each kid. Now I understand you have to get through a whole team of little leaguers BUT taking one shot of my kid and having it actually turn out (you know, without a finger up the nose, a booger hanging out, a tongue sticking out, flipping the bird etc etc...) on the first try just ain't happening! I could have told her that, and I should have!
So after taking 161 shots, and having my brother assist by holding the reflector while telling Mason to pose 5 billion different ways...I came up with this (finally!). I'm not completely satisfied with the picture, I mean it's 100 times better than the package I ended up getting from the "professional". This will be the one though. I can't believe I did it on my own! It only took 161 shots...but still ON MY OWN!!!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Me: Hi, I would just like to know about your home zone service.
Me: Yeah, I'm thinking of getting rid of my home phone so I just wanted to know a bit more about the service and how it works and if it works with the iPhone...
Rep: Yeah...so....what did you want to know?
[this is where a normal rep possibly would have read off their little cue cards to try and sell me on this...call me old fashioned but sometimes I just like to be sold on things]
Me: Well I just want to know how it works and what it is really.
Rep: So you want to sign up for it?
Me: [steaming by this point. Usually I'm pleasant as pie on the phone to reps because my sister is one and I know the crap she puts up with from
Rep: So what then?
Me: [here it comes...] FORGET IT. I'LL *BEEP* CALL BACK LATER THEN.
I'm sure the guy was just in a bad mood that he had to work today, possibly he had just smoked a big fat joint...I really don't know what his problem was but the tone in his voice really irritated me the way he kept saying UHHHH like I was the stupid one. I lost it on the guy. I absolutely lost it and swore at him like I used to do to the Bell Sympatico Internet people on a weekly basis. I bet they have a red flag and a note in my file now saying I'm a crazy beast and not to say UHHH around me. Part of me hopes someone was listening and that guy gets in trouble for being so dumb. Worst part of it...I didn't save any money and I still don't really know how the friggin service works!
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