so, i just got tristan down for his nap and grabbed some leftover chow mein to eat for lunch. i made the couple of phone calls that i've been procrastinating doing for SO long and then it was time to come upstairs and blog for a bit. i took a mini box of smarties from my stash of canadian treats, sat down in front of the computer, opened the box.....and it was full of raisins. i accidentally took a mini box of tristan's raisins instead of smarties. there's just something not quite right about eating a box of raisins when your taste buds were anticipating chocolate. ah well...
i would like to know who sent the memo to tristan that he is already 2 years old. at the wild animal park this morning, i saw a toddler wearing a shirt that read "Warning: I Am 2" i need to get my son one of those. i'm sure every child has their moments of whining and screaming and frustration, but honestly, he's been like that for days now without an end in sight! he walks the other way when i tell him to "come here", he hits us in the face, he shakes his head "no" to every question we ask, and every 10 minutes he is in the kitchen pulling at the door of the fridge, wanting some sort of snack, but shaking his head to everything we pull out for him. i decided today to try to stop asking him if he wants things and to just say "here you go" and it works somewhat, but OH MY GOODNESS whatever happened to my sweet, cuddly little boy?
thankfully, the falling asleep situation is improving. i've graduated from having to leave my hand on his back, to standing near the door, out of his eyesight and only going to him if he starts getting up, only to lay him back down. next step is out the door for me!
josh and i decided that its time for us to go on another date, but after realizing that there aren't any movies we'd like to see, we decided to drop tristan off at josh's folks house as planned, then come back to our house and enjoy a dvd and some cuddles in peace and without fear of interruption. (okay, so get over it that i put in the cuddles part, at least i didn't use a more telling word.) we might just pick up a frozen pizza on our way home and maybe bake some chocolate chip cookies as well. and you know, i'm really looking forward to pretending that we don't have a child for an afternoon. who knows, we may kind of miss his whiny little voice constantly begging for snacks.
okay, enough thinking about those darn smarties. i've really got to go get myself a box of them before my watering mouth threatens to drown me. then i'm off to hang lots of wet laundry on the line.