Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Wicked awesome

Ok. Half wicked awesome. Ryan (finally) had two nights in a role where he slept the whole night...one morning he slept til 6:30. Woo hoo. But then, we had another night of screaming. At least it was only 10 min this time--that is why we are only half wicked awesome. Though, I am not sure I am allowed to say 'wicked' since I am from CA. My only claim to 'wicked' is that I was in love with New Kids On The Block (NKOTB to y'all that were fans) and they said it. And BTW, they are getting back together. I don't know if I should be excited or terrified...maybe both.

I have also realized I need to give props to the husband. Thanks to all your comments, I realized how nice it is that he takes Ryan on outings. Mostly these outings are things like the grocery store or Walmart, but it sounded like some of the other dads out there don't do that so....PROPS TO ETHAN. When Ryan was younger he would also tell me go out and take some time alone. The only problem was that we had 0$ and other than shop, I couldn't think of anything to do. Now ofcourse I'm kicking myself that I didn't drive 6 miles to the beach and read and relax. Oh well. Finally after being told to take time to myself but not spend money, I told him to get out of the house--with the kid. Their first trip was to Henrys, the first week it opened. Liz will know when that was, LOL. I was mortified because Ethan wouldn't use the cart cover. Then he told me the carts were brand new and couldn't possibly be that dirty. Since then he has told me he felt...uh...weird...pushing a cart with it on. The same way he feels about the stroller. I do not think he has ever pushed the stroller more than 4ft. Then I think they went to the park. I ofcourse was a nervous wreck the entire time they were gone and I think I just sat on the couch and listened to the quiet of my house.

Ethan really is a great dad and shows me up on many occasions. When Ryan was about 6 weeks old I needed to do some Christmas shopping and left him with Ethan. At this point Ryan was totally formula fed (please do not judge me cuz the guilt remains) so it should have been easy for me to leave for a few hours, but I was so worried. I kept calling him. For some reason I thought he would forget to feed Ryan. At the same time it was exhilerating to get out of the house on my own and realize I was still a person. I think I came home to a clean kitchen that night. I don't know how he did it. I was able to get ZERO done during the day. I had a baby that would only nap if he was held. I started to unload the dishwasher or put laundry in and never finished. And he made it all seem like a piece of cake which pissed me off. On another occasion I came home Ethan vacuuming, which was unheard of when Ryan was little because he hated the noise. Apparently if you held him while you vacuumed it was fine. Even now I will come home and they will have washed two cars while I was gone...something I would not attempt with a 2.5 yr old. I guess Ethan just doesn't let the fact that he has a 2.5 yr old get in the way of what he wants to get done...he includes him and makes it work, to where I will usually say I'll do it when he naps or after he goes to bed...AND THEN IT NEVER GETS DONE CUZ I'M TIRED. OR I HAVE TO BLOG. I gots important things to do! If I ever have another child that is something I'll need to work on because I won't have the luxury of saying I just couldn't get to it. A toddler will not allow that, and besides, they occasionally want to eat.

What else? Oh yeah, I saw MC Hammer! He was pulling into the Baja Fresh parking lot as we were leaving the Coldstone. I saw him and told Ethan but he was looking the wrong way and I didn't want to point because it would be obvious but ofcourse I pointed because ETHAN WAS NOT LOOKING THE RIGHT WAY and McHammer totally saw me. I looked like a moron. Too bad I didn't lean out the window and scream "there he is there he is." Supposedly he goes to my gym but I haven't seen him yet--i'm sure it has nothing to do w/ the fact that I went to the gym for the first time yesterday in about 1 month.

Um...Wii bowling is not the same as regular bowling. I hate to admit it cuz I was talking trash. But I bowled an 81 and 89 in REAL bowling with several gutter balls. Well, entire gutter frames. When I Wii bowl its 178. The discrepancy is just amazing isn't it? We went with some friends on Saturday and the guys teamed up. They even gave us girls 100 pts. How sad is it that we couldn't win with 100 extra points. We lost by 3. Basically if I could have just guttered one less we could have won. Then we wouldn't have had to pay for crepes....YUM. An entire restaurant of crepes. Can you imagine? And Ethan had nutella for the first time and is hooked. I had a cinnamon apple crepe....no wonder I am a gigantic whale. I really like food. What I really like are our friends. We met them in college and they are such great people. They have been struggling w/ infertility for a few years and it sounds like they are starting the adoption process so should have a baby in the next 2 yrs. I am so thrilled for them. Its funny how you never know what is going to happen. I sat next to this guy at college orientation, we had lunch together and hung out for the day (we both shared we had significant others--don't get any ideas). He said he lived in Davis and I said my boyfriend was going to move to Davis in the next year. He mentioned his girlfriend was also going to go to our college...then we found out we were both English majors. Then we had some classes together and became friends and when it was time for Ethan to move to Davis he moved in with him. We have been friends since then all because we sat next to eachother at orientation...in 1995. Ethan was in his wedding, he was in ours, I helped plan/organize their wedding and reception. They are just good people and I heart them.

Ok. I need to think of something for us to do when Ryan wakes up from his nap. It is soooo windy here so the park is out of the question.


Lizzie Fish said...

this is a great post!!!

"or i have to blog" hahahah...sooo true!

yay for ethan! we're sending wicked mad props from the big easy, too! it's so great to hear how other good daddies do their thing in different ways!

and...i saw your photo...you are not a whale.

McCoyFamily said...

You have the longest posts I have ever read, LOL

Glad to hear Ryan is sleeping better!!!