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Monday Mash

December 1st, 2008

MizFit has a post up today about Good Tired versus plain old Tired Tired. I might have mentioned it once or twice – I am constantly tired these days. I forgot that there is a good tired. The kind of tired from accomplishing something or working hard or exercise. I’m just sleep deprived tired these days. I haven’t motivated myself to exercise to get rid of this baby weight because I am too tired to make myself do anything. I know that if I get moving I will have more energy but it is difficult to convince my very sleepy self of that when I have a few minutes of quiet. I was trying to take the girls for a walk most days but the weather has turned too cold for that. So I am going to get my butt on my treadmill for a few minutes every day. I have to – I hate looking in the mirror and Tessa is 4 months old so my excuse of just giving birth has slipped away. It is sad when I want to shave weeks off my baby’s age so that I don’t feel like people are judging me for not losing the baby weight yet.


Am I the only one out there who doesn’t put up any Christmas decorations until December? I refuse to put up a tree or a wreath or lights until the calendar officially says December – usually the first weekend in December. I was reading on blogs and Twitter all weekend about people decorating. My entire neighborhood was out on Friday hanging lights and wreaths and I saw trees popping up in windows. And just for the record – it all has to be down before January 1st at my house.


Tessa is rolling. She has been able to go from her tummy to her back for a couple of weeks and this weekend she finally figured out how to get all of the way over from her back to her tummy. She is also giggling. I have to work hard to get giggles but when she does it, it is pretty darn cute.

I predict Tessa will start a toddler’s ultimate fight club in pre-school. She likes to sit with her back to my stomach is constantly swinging back and punching with her arms – I have to dodge or reposition her so that I don’t end up with a black eye.


Sabrina has started saying “thank you”. It is too cute to hear her say “thank you mommy”.

We bought her a play cell phone yesterday and she has been calling her Grandma, Abuella, and Aunt Lulu ever since. She called them all and narrated our trip through Target last night.

Anytime we tell her “no” about something, she decides we mean just not right now. If she asks for crayons and I say no, she will announce “Crayons soon.” If I tell her no cookie, she will say “Cookie soon.” You have to love the optimism.

Sabrina has also turned the tantrums up a notch. Saturday night we had one of epic proportions – I dare say the biggest we have seen in this house. It went on for 15 minutes downstairs and another 15 minutes in her room. The screaming. The sobbing. The drama. It was impressive.


I was busy enjoying the long weekend with Steve and the girls – I neglected to take any photos after Thanksgiving dinner so I don’t have any to share. Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend.

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7 Responses to “Monday Mash”

  1. Kim Says:

    My Christmas decorations go up the weekend after Thanksgiving – no matter what the calendar says. I got everything up yesterday. Jay makes me take them down by Jan 1st – I’d leave them up for all of January if I had my way. 🙂

  2. Kim Says:

    We brought out some of the Christmas decorations last week. We put up the tree two days ago, without decorations, just to see how the kids would react to it this year. So far it’s been better than expected. I think we’ll decorate it this weekend.

  3. Jennifer Says:

    I recommend you invest in the book “Raising your spirited child” by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. I’ve never read the entire thing, only the chapters as they are relevant at various ages! It may help with the tantrums. We always said when Sarah turned 18 we were buying her a bus ticket to Hollywood to make us rich. At 14 1/2 she can still turn on the drama!

  4. Gibb Says:

    Talk to me when your “baby” is six and you still have the baby weight. Then you will have caught up to me. You have time. Get some sleep, then worry about excercise.

  5. Bobbi Says:

    I too, have no decorations up–except the wreath that I bought this weekend. I am with you!!

    Looks like the girls are really keeping you busy. Sabrina is quite the optimist. I love it–soon. And, Tessa rolling?? She is growing up too fast.

    Don’t worry a thing about your weight. You look great–and you get a year before you can’t use the baby excuse!! Two if she doesn’t sleep well.

  6. Heather Says:

    We usually don’t put our decorations up until December. Now that I’ve been given clearance on my post-IVF restrictions, I want to get cleaning and get out the decorations. Then we just need to get DH to put up the lighted wreaths outside on the windows. Outside lights are his job. I’m hoping we get that done this weekend and maybe buy a tree.

  7. terri Says:

    living like gypsies right now, so I was determined to generate some holiday cheer: I put up our fake tree (I hate those) with only a smidgen of our decorations BEFORE T’day. I usually don’t put up decorations that early, however, it has helped energize me and especially the gurlz about Christmas.

    Love that Sabrina is using her nice words/manners, that is so sweet. And her optimism is a great trait!

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