Friday, September 12, 2008

Working mothers!

So I am at my parents house today and I can hear Fox news coming from the living room - I have no idea who was talking, but it was in regards to Palin and "working mothers". Whoever was talking kept repeating "working mothers" over and over and how Palin is helping promote working mothers.

Now here is where I have a problem -

Show me a mother who isn't working! Let's face it - all mothers, whether they have a job outside the house or not, are WORKING mothers! I, currently am a SAHM, but that doesn't mean I just sit back on my butt all day long, popping bonbons and drinking wine - frankly, raising two children is the hardest job I've ever had! If you are a mother, you know all to well, how there are no vacations, no days off, no sick days, no personal days, you are a mom 24 hours a day! To promote "working moms" in the context of only those who work outside the house is a disservice to ALL moms everywhere!

Instead of dividing moms according to their job inside or outside of the house, why not try to bring all moms together?! I, frankly want a candidate who helps unite mothers instead of contributing to the divide that currently exsists!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Roseola

Well, imagine my surprise this morning when I wake up to see Victoria covered in a rash! After having a fever for 3+ days, and that finally going away, I thought we were in the clear! So I call the pediatrician and long story short, Victoria has Roseola! Well I guess the upside is at least we know what it is, right? Poor lil thing is covered in this rash! It's been a long week of sickness - I am looking forward to next week! I just hope Trevor doesn't get sick now!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sick of it!

So with 50 some odd days left till the presidential election, I can honestly say I am positively sick of the circus that ensues! I am tired of the crap that is being slung back and forth - there isn't a party out there who is immune to it - they are all guilty of it.

Dem or Repub, no one is innocent.

It scares me to think that there are people out there who will vote for McCain soley based on his running mate being a woman. Gender should not be what people base their decision on. And on the flip side, it scares me to think that people will vote for Obama soley based on the fact he is black. Gender and race should not play a part in how people vote? What happened to voting based on the candidates platform? For voting based on your beliefs? It is 2008 and we have people choosing the next candidate because one wears skirts and the other isn't white?! That is totally absurd to me.

I for one, can say with confidence, when I go to the polls this November, my vote will be cast based on what I believe, the changes I want to see take place, and who I feel can best do the job for our country.

I am afraid whoever does win, will have been chosen for all the wrong reasons though and where will our country be then?!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mustache!

**Ok, let me preface this by saying, normally I do NOT condone the use of the phrase, "Shut up"!**

But the other night Trevor had been watching Nick and Drake & Josh came on and one of the charcters had a mustache, so Trevor says, "I want a mustache"....and was pretty adament about it - well I bust a gut laughing, like I mean serious laughing, couldn't stop cause he was so insistent that he, at 4.5 yrs old, needed a mustache. So in the midst of my laughing phrenzy, he says, "shut up mom, it's not funny"....LMAO!!!!

We will have a talk again about why shut up isn't a good thing to say, but at that moment it was damn funny!

EWWWWWWW!

EWWWWWW!!!

Ok, there I said it!

Be warned! This really is gross! LOL!!

So as I said, Victoria has been sick with a fever. So Sunday afternoon, I had out the digital rectal thermometer, when I was done with it, I left it on the bedside.

So later on I hear Karl yelling to me....telling me that Trevor had the thermometer in his mouth - he wanted to take his temperature! Oh boy!

I freaked out - yeah, let's admit, I was grossed out immensely! LOL!! I made him go right into the bathroom and rinse with Listerine!

I swear this kid keeps me on my toes! LOL!

Dentist!

I seriously messed up in life, when I didn't go to school to become a dentist! I mean, have you ever found a dentist who works 5 days a week? I've yet to come across one around here, that's for sure! Monday - Thursday! Must be nice to have a year round 3 day weekend!

So Head Start requires a dental exam within 90 days of starting school. So they give me a list of dentists in the area - and so begins my frustration. Only two are located in our city. I call - neither one is taking new patients! I call the next closest one - nope! I call the rest of the list and the best I can get is to be put on a waiting list for a dentist an hour away! Give me a break! Perhaps is they worked more than 3-4 days a week, they could be able to take new patients!

I spoke with the lady at Head Start today and she says she can recommend someone but she is 2 to 2.5 hours away! WHAT?! You want me to travel in the winter (let's face it, here in Northern Maine, it's quickly approaching) 2.5 hours to a dentist? Oh I don't think so! This whole thing is absurd!

I am so over this place!

Sickness ....

Let's see, Friday I started with the sniffles, which quickly became a full blown cold by Saturday morning! Oh joy! You know since I moved up here to no mans land, I've had three of these colds - I am so over this! Tell me it ain't from stress! As if!

Sunday at noon we noticed Victoria is burning up - like a little furnace! And so began three days of her with a constant fever! Between a call to the peds office at midnight, and alternating Motrin and Tylenol, it still wouldn't break till this evening! She seems like she is getting back to herself finally! Poor lil thing! She's been a lil clingon for three days - ok, so she is normally kinda clingy, but even more so now! LOL!! Tonight she didn't want to go to bed, and that is when I knew my baby girl was feeling better - she just wanted to play! LOL!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School!

Today was Trevor's first day of preschool. It was so hard this morning not to cry, even when driving him there. It seems like just yesterday I gave birth to this precious lil guy, and I remember thinking about the first day of school and when the day would come....and here it was, and it all just happened way too fast.

Trevor looked oh-so-handsome this morning - his little khaki shorts and plaid shirt - such a big boy!

It took a while for Trevor to warm up this morning - I think it was a touch overwhelming for him at first. Finally after a while, he let his guard down and started participating. They made some playdough and then he painted a picture...and had some snacks...and then went onto the playground.

Trevor apparently is the oldest of the kids in the class, at 4.5 yrs - he towers over the other children, who all appear to be 3 yrs old.

We had the opportunity to stay and observe, and must admit that after the day was done and over, and we felt that this may not be the ideal situation for Trevor. It seemed like a big free-for-all with little to no direction - they took the kids out to the playground and there was kids of all ages - what I would guess to be about 15 mths old up to Trevor's age - you can't put children of these age groups together on a playground. Then Trevor's teacher, stopped to go talk to some man at the fence...like I said, it just seemed like a big free-for-all. One aide was busy carrying around her own child the whole time. If you know Trevor, you know that Trevor LOVES the playground, but today he actually asked us to go home - that is a first!

I have called the actual school district and found out they are full in their preschool classes...so our only option is to keep him in Head Start or put him in private preschool or take him out ....I guess at this point, we'll keep him in and see how things go, but I have no problem pulling him out if I feel this isn't working for him. He really seemed bored today! He is a child who needs to be challenged, and my fear is he won't be getting that at Head Start. Honestly, it seemed like glorified babysitting.

But alas, without further ado....here are some pics from this morning: