Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just like magic

Now You See It...
Now You Don't
Woo hoo!! We are officially Passy-free!!! I was scared to brag about it before a solid month had passed. And, we hit the one month mark on Monday. The big test was last weekend at Grita's house. Miss Opal is still quite fond of the ole passy... I had threated to make that little angel kick the habit, too. I guess I'm too far away to do much bossing of that nature.

Anyway, Campbell said good-bye to the passy and hello to Major, Pull-your-hair-out, Drive-you-to-drinkin'-style, fit-throwing extraordinaire. I am telling you the honest truth, if gypsies had been meandering through my neighborhood at any given time during the last week (including the weekend at Grita's) I would have been waving them down... waving them down with cold, hard cash and begging them to take her off my hands!

I hate to say it, but she is kicking my ass. And I have heard that the terrible twos are nothing compared to the threes!!! What??? We don't even hit two for another month! Oh, please... add me to your prayer list. Add Campbell, too. She is going to need it if her little attitude doesn't improve soon.
Don't you just love the dual-fit throwing?

There are bouts of sanity and I am trying to focus on those moments. Grita and Hootie are trying to save her! Parcels arrive every now and then with a little something inside: the latest and biggest hit was the paint with water books. Remember how much fun those were as a kid? Well, the concept has held up.

Beware:
1. They are not easy to locate. (Dollar General seems to be the Mecca- I have stumbled on them at Target in much smaller quantities and less variety. At the DG they are $1... not so cheap at Target. However, sanity really doesn't have a price limit in my book.)

2.
If your child has been to Grita's house, she has learned that for painting Q-tips work MUCH better than let's say, I don't know... a paint brush. And they make a MUCH bigger and thus more fun mess for Mommy to clean up. Thanks, Grita!

We don't discriminate here in CP. We have covered the gammet:
Care Bears to Cars to TMNT to Barbar (?)... we've got it all!

It is a good thing she is cute.

Peace out from Cedar Park!
xoxo
Campbell's Mom

3 comments:

Peggy Rice said...

I am impressed by her painting skills! If I handed that to Aidan, it would go straight to the mouth. Give her a big kiss on that Passy free mouth for us!!!

Milo & Joey Good said...

god, i can totally relate to the tantrums- joey's worse the older he gets, and with us potty training, it gets plain ugly.

i've looked for the gypsies, too... ;)

Grita said...

And cute she is too. She is for sure teaching someone a lesson. I just hope lesson learned soon. Ship her off to me anytime. We will learn to paint with real paint next time.