Potty training

Quite frankly, potty training terrifies me.  It sounds like a huge pain in the butt, it sounds like I’ll need a ton of patients, and I’m also assuming I’ll need to clean up pee all over the place.

I’ve been pumping up how awesome it is to use the toilet for the past year now. We’ll see if it works out.

I bought this little plastic toilet at IKEA about a year ago. I think it was only eight dollars.

Unfortunately, she pulled it out of the closet all the time and just sits on it to watch her YouTube videos. So now she probably doesn’t even realize it’s a toilet.

Every time I find little undies 75% off any store I’ve been purchasing them.  I have no idea what size she wears and undies, but these are all size 2.  Most are a little boy undies.

Every time I go to the bathroom, she followed me in there, and I tell her what’s going on.

I’ve also been telling her that she can’t use the toilet until she’s tw i’ve also been telling her that she can’t use the toilet until she’s 2. 

My mom claims that she did that with me, and on my second birthday I just use the toilet and never looked back.

So, that’s my plan. Hyping up the toilet till there’s no tomorrow.  Wish me luck into months when she actually turns 2.


Halloween 2016

Since I figure this will be the last Halloween where I can dress up Bubba and whatever she wants, because she doesn’t know any better, we’re going to be this tag team.
Bubba will be little tiny Enzo.  And I’m going to be big Cass. Although I’m not going to wear a little tiny speedo.

I’ve got a few weeks to put it together, so we’ll see what happens.

Note – I don’t understand that meme at all, but it was a pretty good picture of them.


If you knew me in real life, you would know that I throw everything away.  Not because I don’t care, but because I feel that an uncluttered home really calms me down.

Yother day I found this piece of paper. 

I’ve been holding onto it because of the super cute cartoon of Dumbo at the top.

When I flip the paper over, I realized it was from 2007! I’ve been caring around this piece of paper for nine years.

So I finally took a few pictures of cute little Dumbo, and threw it away. Hoarding resolved.

Proud Mom Moment!*


I’ve been on Facebook now for about 10 years, and since I’m 40 most of my friends from high school have had kids for quite a while now.

People are constantly posting “proud mom moment” and I was secretly mocking them.

But now that Bubba is actually doing cool stuff, I totally get it. My bad.

I mean, my kid can drink out of a cup!  She knows how to use the trashcan!  Look at her swimming!

I must be raising the smartest kid ever*.

* more sarcasm

Hawaii diet!

So I’m still carrying around an extra 20 pounds for being pregnant two years ago.

It’s my own fault really, I haven’t been trying very hard.

Until recently, I’m really buckling down. I think at the thought of going to Hawaii as a beached whale has me really scared. 

To motivate myself I made this silly chart:

It folds up into a little book.  Every time I walk 10,000 steps per day on my fit bit, or do a wrap of 10 arm exercises I cross off a square.

As you can tell, I have a long ways to go.  

Wish me luck!

I’m alive!

Man I have been gone for so long, and it sucks!

This is kind of embarrassing, but I’m posting of this blog post from my phone. I’m finally in the 20th century. This whole time of been downloading photos onto my computer, then posting on my computer, it was so time consuming.

Now I’m just walking around the house and talking into my phone. This is the greatest day of my life.

I love that silly microphone feature on my phone. I barely text anybody any more, I just talk text. One say I was actually leaving a message for somebody (like from the ’80s!) and after each sentence I said, “period”! #dork

How old do I sound right now?!?

My lame pet peeve – motion sickness

This popped up on my timehop, and it brought up a really lame pet peeve of mine.

I know life isn’t a big contest (or is it?), but I feel the need to compare myself to people sometimes when it comes to motion sickness.

I hear people all the time, “Oh my – I get motion sickness!”, and all I can think is “really?!? Do you?!?” I don’t know why it annoys me so much.


“Is going on a boat instant puke fest? Is half your airplane carryon reserved for your dramamine, ginger chews, sea bands and Hubba Bubba? Did your spouse have to change how he drives so you can stomach a short car trip? Did you throw up for 8 hours after riding Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?”

Like I said, I realize that some people do get motion sickness, and it’s not comfortable. I guess … I don’t know … I just don’t want to hear about your mild motion sickness woahs. You know, that one time you got a mild headache on the rough sea day on your cruise.

“When you get on an airplane is the first thing you do is find the air sickness bag, open it, and keep it handy?”

Sheesh – I sound like a whiney baby.