Saturday, March 22, 2014


Nothing can ruin a perfectly good movie like having to watch it 42 times in 3 days.

My kid is obsessed with Frozen.  And the movie came out on DVD on Tuesday.  I have since watched the movie at least a dozen times.  I don't want you to think that we have been perched in front of the TV for 4 days because we haven't.  But any time that we are in the house the movie has to be playing.  She knows all the good parts and all the funny parts and all the songs.  She says the lines before the characters.  What is it with kids that they want to watch the same things over and over and over?  Why don't they ever get sick of anything?

It isn't like this is the only thing she is like this about.  There have been songs, TV shows and books that have never lost their appeal no matter how many times she is subjected to them.  In fact it seems that the more she hears/watches/reads them the better they are to her.  I don't get it.  I don't like to watch the same episodes of a TV show repeatedly.  But she does.  There is one show that I DVR all the episodes for her.  There aren't that many so they are all repeats.  And she watches them continually.  That is when she isn't watching Frozen.

With Frozen she became obsessed when I took her to see it in the theaters.  Since then, between her father and her grandmothers she has a collection of Frozen toys and dolls.  She has a Frozen backpack for school and Frozen clothes.  She knows all the words to Let it Go, the song from the movie.  And I don't know how she knows all the words.  She has only heard the song a handful of times. That is, until she got the DVD. Now she knows all the words to ALL the songs.

I don't know how long this little Frozen spell will last.  I am hoping it dies out soon because I find myself humming the songs and getting them stuck in my head.  Then it will be on to the next big Disney thing.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Our one issue

So we moved. And adjusted.  We have worked out a schedule that works for us so far.  We split the week. I have her half the week and he has her half the week.  There was about a 2 week period where she had a tough time with it but we made it through it and she seems pretty well adjusted.  We kept it out of the courts and have an agreement.  We are on good terms.  We get along for the most part.  There has really only been one point that has caused any drama for us.

He is dating someone.  And he is bringing her around my kid.

He has been seeing a girl for several months and has decided that it is okay to bring my daughter around her.  I wish I could say that I was mature and looked at this as another loving adult that my daughter will have to turn to but in reality I am not at all comfortable with it.  First off, I know the girl.  I went to high school with her and I never liked her.  She doesn't have any kids and I was told (by him) that she believes the best part about having kids around is sending them home.  Not really winning my approval.

But more than that is the fact that my kid really likes her.  She is at an age where she really likes everyone who is nice to her and so she really likes this girl which is somehow threatening to me.  I know that I am Mom and I will always be number 1 but I can't help but to feel bad about her cozying up to this other woman.  One day a few weeks ago, Lila told me that this girl was over and it was bedtime so she did bedtime which entails a story and laying down with Lila for a few minutes to talk about the day.  How could I not feel threatened by this kind of intimacy?

I don't feel like this is about him and me.  I don't wish he wasn't seeing her or anything like that.  I just wish that he didn't feel the need to introduce my kid to her so soon.  I am just not ready for that.  I am not ready to hear my kid asking me if this girl is going to be her "new mommy" (which she did ask me).  I am not ready for her to have a step mom.  And not this woman.  Anyone but her.  Anyone but someone who I know doesn't really like kids all that much.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

It's Been a While

Howdy everyone!  It's been a long time since I last posted.  As some of you may have found out, I was having technical difficulties for a little while there which made my blog totally unavailable but with the help of one of my friends I managed to get the blog back up albeit not quite where it was before.

A lot has happened since I last wrote.  I moved out.  Lila and I have adjusted.  And I changed jobs.  I hope to bring you some of the details in a longer post later.

I just wanted to post a little something to tell you all that I am back and I intend to start blogging again here soon.