Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Catcher in the Rye

The improving weather today caused me to take the two puppies and my daughter to the playground after work and before dinner. It was a little chilly from the wind but overall not that bad. As we were walking to the park we past by many people out and about enjoying the day. There were other dog walkers, kids, football players, skater boarders, biker riders etc. I do not recall seeing this many people out all winter.

The park is located at an elementary school. We arrived at the park and I tied the dogs to a nearby tree so I could take Kayla on the slide. Just as I picked up Kayla out of the stroller I heard "f--- this f---ing b----. She doesn't f---ing know anything" from a kid walking by. The kid who spoke these words was younger than 17 and just talking to his friend that he was walking with.

After hearing this I looked at my 13 month old daughter and she was staring at the slide just waiting for me to take her there. She had no idea what was said or anything. It made my heart sink. I try so hard to make sure she doesn't hear those words at home and the minute we go to an elementary school playground it is the first words out a some kid's mouth.

I mean Holden Caulfield was infuriated by graffiti I can't imagine his reaction to hearing it from the sources mouth.

So.... where do we go from here? I can't protect her from everything everywhere but I would think a child's playground would be safe.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Oh the surprises of motherhood!

I woke up this morning like every other morning. Got my daughter ready for the day. We went down for breakfast. I had a bagel and she had a banana with yogurt. Everything went like it did every other morning. She finished eating, I cleaned her up and put her on the floor to finish her milk.

Then BAM! as soon I set her down "BLHAAA" all over the floor. I picked her up and moved her, then "BLHAAAA" again, different spot on the floor. I picked her up again, and moved her so I could clean up both spots on the floor. Then a third "BLHAAAAA"! So by the time she has it all over her and the kitchen floor and I couldn't help but laugh at the situation.

So after we got cleaned up, she seemed fine and playful, so we decided to go out. We ran some errans and visited her aunt and uncle. Around nap time we headed home hopefully so she would sleep in the car. We arrived home and I opened the back door. I said "Hey, you're still awake! You didn't take a nap at all!"

I picked up the baby bag and all I heard was "BLAHHHHHHH", again it repeated 3 times! This time however it was not on the kitchen floor easy to clean up, OH NO! It was all over the car seat!

So I took Kayla out of the car! I put her on the sidewalk and tried to get the throw up out of the car! She was fine playing and trying to walk away. Everything is in the wash now and she is taking a nap.

Goodness, I love being a mom!