Monday, December 18, 2006

Random Christmas and toddler musings...

So, did you notice that the posts are not related to cooking again? That’s right… I’m not cooking… The whole point of the blog was to inspire me to cook. But so far it is failing miserably. There is just so little fun in cooking when you can’t eat most of the stuff, that I gave up. I’m now completely relying on our parents, take-out and restaurants. It’s not the most responsible choice, but it is working, and I’m at peace with that.

So let’s talk about something else. Like Christmas? Cause, you know, it’s almost here. And I still didn’t put up the tree! Oh, my… And I really thought that it would happen early this year. But it turns out to be a lot trickier than I expected. Cause the toddler needs to be destructed. Which is not as easy as it sounds. And I’m also trying to figure out how I’ll keep him away from the tree, given all the glass ornaments and such. Hopefully I’ll have an idea before it’s all over. But somehow the combination of fragile glass ornaments plus a toddler makes me want to breath in and out very quickly in sheer panic. Maybe I should just skip the ornaments… It’s the tree that counts, right?

On the positive side, the toddler has recently showed that he is capable of completely mature reactions to things that could've been disasters. Like when a small part of a door hinge came out (and to my horror I didn’t notice it – I’m still shaking), he didn’t do what the books say he would. As in, he didn’t try to ingest it, bite it, or anything of a kind. He called mommy and showed her precisely where it fell from (which gives me an idea that he was at least partially responsible), and was very hands on in directing me as to how to put it back (vigorously pointing and saying “this” over and over again). Now, how mature is that?

And then the other day some person that shall remain nameless left a cup by the couch on one of his toys. A glass cup! With some juice in it! And what do you think the kid did? Break it? Drop it? You are all wrong! He called for mommy, and pointed at it with such a “shocked at how could this disorder be allowed” face, that I had that déjà vu feeling of my parents criticizing me for the messy state of my room…

The kid just likes order. It’s weird… He is not getting it from me. I know I’m not organized in any sense of the word. I leave things around, and pick them up at the last possible minute, when somebody is actually coming over. Yet my kid gets these ideas… Like, that the clothes dumper in his room, which has a cover (which was never ever used by me), has to be covered at all times. Whenever he walks into the room, first thing he does is put the cover on the bin. Isn’t that something?

And he’s only 20 months old! Oh, my…

And now he started pointing out that my kitchen is “dirty”. And there is just something unsettling about being nagged by a 20 months old… It’s a bit too early for him to know more than I do. And to point it out. I’m not ready for that. I’m supposed to be the example and the authority figure. I must be failing totally and completely.

So please excuse me for now, I have to go and clean up the kitchen before the inspection awakes from his nap…

PS: Dear Blogger, I’m fully aware that you have a Beta version out there, and that it in fact may be superior to the one I’m using right now. So please, quit bugging me with the “change now” screens every time I log in. I will when I’m ready. But I really don’t like to feel pressured… So stop it already!

Thanks for understanding.

Posted by vasilisa @ 10:10 p.m.

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Our 16-month old toddler is a clean freak too. She keeps pointing at her dirty hands. I wiped them and then she proceeds to eat and get them dirty again. Then she shows me her dirty hands again and I wiped them once again.

Posted by Anonymous Daddy Forever @ 12:05 a.m. #

Daddy Forever: We have the exact same story! He always wants his hands wiped...

Posted by Blogger vasilisa @ 12:44 a.m. #

Wow; I am impressed with his maturity, too! In a few short years, maybe he'll help clean the house, just for fun. Now that would be awesome!

Posted by Anonymous kelley @ 10:47 a.m. #

Isn't great when kids get concepts? To think, one day he may rule the world.

I once taught my neice to meditate because she was playing wildly. Now when I want to play, she tells me to meditate.

Posted by Blogger Alexys Fairfield @ 12:09 p.m. #

I'm so excited for Christmas! Our tree is up and after about 2 days, we took down the glass ornaments and replaced them with a load of cheap plastic ones from Wal-Mart. I could not keep Julia away from tree. Now, we let her remove and redecorate to her heart is content.

And your 20 month old? What a precocious little guy! What a cutie!

Posted by Anonymous Leslie @ 12:50 p.m. #

Kids these days!:D:D

I got older kids as you know.If they have problem, they should get the vaccum cleaner and get it done themselves!

Wait until he is a teenager.He won't bug you.You will find his clothes on the floor instead of his closet! It's just a phase now.

Blogger bugged me somuch,I gave up and changed it to Beta.I love it though.Cookies are out tomorrow in my blog and an easy Wreath Bread!

Posted by Blogger Asha @ 4:26 p.m. #

You got a great kid! He can help with the cleaning a few years down the road *fingers crossed*

Posted by Anonymous simcooks @ 11:36 a.m. #
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I'm a 29 year old mom of two! A toddler (kiddo one) and a new baby (kiddo junior). I am also the most horrible (as in I barely ever do it) cook that I have met in my life. This blog is a diary of my attempts to feed my hungry growing family

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