This is the second day in a row this scene has taken place at work
Me: What honey
Brandon: I cooka eggs
Me: Walks out to find two eggs cracked on the floor and scrambled by hands with proud two year old standing there saying I COOKA EGGS I COOKA EGGS
Today however, he cracked his eggs, scrambled them, then put himself in time out and yelled MAMA I MAKEA MESS I COOKA EGGS!
How smart is he that he put himself into time out on his own?
This is the second day in a row this scene has taken place at work
Posted by Shannon Mateo at 1:51 PM
I was sent home from work today (against my will kicking and screaming) to try and get better for Codi's birth. I should be napping but I can't stop watching biggest loser. I won't even tell you all what I'm eating while I watch this, but it involves $46.00 worth of crap from the grocery store bought on a whim...and one healthy glass of tea!
Posted by Shannon Mateo at 10:01 AM
First of all, if you read my last post you will see I'm not bothered by Paula, I'm bothered that she chose to question me at all 3 days before I have a baby. To be honest, questioning someone about circumcision is the same as people questioning about C-sections. Sometimes people just make their own decisions. If Paula chose not to circumcise her kids that is totally her decision and I respect that. I am not going to visit her blog and criticize. Also, everyone keeps saying she was just opening up for dialog is exactly what I did. I posted her comment not to be mean or angry but simply to open up a discussion about it. I am always interested to hear my friends opinions on things so I posted the comment to hear what everyone else had to say on the matter. Like I said I never thought she was being mean she said it very nicely and didn't preach, however saying anything at all to a woman about to have a baby just isn't nice. If she chose to talk about this months ago fine. But I'm now 2 days away form having my son and I think I have enough on my mind then wondering if I'm now being a horrible mother. I also don't care what the rest of the world does and I don't care what God gave the baby, I only care about my child. I did research it. I did watch videos. I did talk to numerous pediatricians and I did read about it. If I thought for a minute that I was seriously harming my child I wouldn't do it. But like I said, I still allow them to do his blood work even though that hurts him. I still allow them to stick a q-tip up his nose when he is sick to test for the flu. I allowed him to receive a prick test in his back to test for peanut allergies. There are some things in life that you just do as a mom and this is one. I love my sons more then anything in the world. I am not having him circumcised just for shits and giggles. I'm not getting off on seeing him in pain. I'm just doing what my husband and I decided. If you wanted to open dialog then you should have simply responded with your side of the story, rather then sending anonymous people to my page to say hurtful things in your defense. I linked up your site so people could see the picture and read the information you gave so that we could all have an educated discussion about it. Paula I'm sorry if you felt attacked, I was simply dialogging like you requested.
Also I would never ever set my blog private. I am totally open to criticism. However, if you come here to criticize me, please be advised that usually I will post the comment which I have every right to do, and open up for discussion. I don't do this to embarrass you, I do it to open up a conversation for other people to tell me if they feel the same, feel different or don't feel anything.
Posted by Shannon Mateo at 9:31 AM
Brandon and I were just sitting in the living room when he tells me he's going to go potty. I said okay, then I got wary because he was gone for a while. My son has a big habit of making huge messes in the bathroom like yesterday when he dunked a whole WHOLE roll of toilet paper in the toilet and shouted I WASHA HANDS then pulled the toilet paper out and squeezed it allll over the bathroom and down the hall while dropping little bits of wet pee covered toilet paper all over. So of course I would get wary if he was alone in the bathroom for more then about 4 seconds. Suddenly I hear this:
Brandon: Mama I mate a mess
Me: Uggg okay I'm coming (takes an hour to lift giant pregnant ass off couch)
Brandon: Urry up I mate mess
Me: (Arrive to see naked son sitting on a pillow in his room) Where did you make a mess
Brandon: (Points to bathroom) Thata way
Me: Walks in to find brown empty toilet paper roll chilling in toilet covered in pee. Looks at Brandon who proudly exclaims SEE I MATE MESS.
Me: Scratches head and wonders if I can flush the toilet and then get the roll out with out pee in the toilet. But guess what THE WHOLE TOILET PAPER ROLL FLUSHED! Whoah how cool I didn't' even have to stick my hands in the toilet this morning.
Brandon then followed me around the rest of the house saying I MATE MESS I MATE MESS. And I can't help but thinking, I really thought the whole point of childhood was to not tattle on yourself! Someone obviously needs to teach this kid about putting the toilet lid down and walking away like nothing happened. Kind of like yesterday when my husband saw the mat in front of the toilet was dirty and he just flipped it over and pretended he never saw it.
Posted by Shannon Mateo at 6:29 AM
I'm sick. Really sick. Coughing to the point my whole body hurts. The doctor said just to cough it out, since I don't have a fever or green boogers (why is boogers not in my dictionary) it's just viral. So he told me just to cough it out and suck it up. And damn this shit hurts people because it is those big huge coughs that keep you up all night.
Anyway I'm sitting here with Brandon and I start coughing and he puts his finger up to his mouth and says, "be quiet mom". I guess I was interrupting Little Bear.
Gee thanks for caring son.
Posted by Shannon Mateo at 6:24 AM
First of all thank you so much for your comments on yesterdays post. I have to first say that I'm strong enough to be basically unaffected by all of this. What bothered me was simply that she would do it. Like I said, I just don't understand doing anything that might rile up a woman about to have a baby. Also yes there is free speech and I respect that. I even respect her right to post that on her blog. However I think she should have left her link out of the comment and simply left her name so I wouldn't be inclined to follow it.
A few things you should know. I had really severe endometriosis. I also had some pre-cancerous cells growing in my cervix for a few years. For a really long time I put off having a test done where they go in, numb you and then cut out a chunk of your cervix, simply because I had HEARD that it would hurt. When I finally talked to my doctor, he laughed and said no silly I give you a shot to numb you. So I went in, and he first placed a numbing solution in the spot he was going to give me the shot, then gave me the shot (which I didn't feel a second of) and then proceeded to take a hole puncher to my cervix. I felt nothing. While I was pregnant with my first son they brought in a live video of a circumcision. The first thing they did was numb the area with some cream, then gave the little baby a shot and then did the procedure. The baby was fine. He didn't cry at all and in fact he fell asleep during it. While I watched this I realized the procedure was very similar to what I had done, and from my own experience feeling NOTHING I wasn't worried. While I know there are some men out there who later in life get all weird and want there forskin back, I imagine there are a lot more who want to present a nice clean and tidy area for their girlfriends. One thing is for sure, I was not going to be the mom who sent her son off to high school with a funny looking penis only to get him laughed at by the girlies. My first son actually fell asleep during the procedure and came back to me still asleep. The only time he cried was when they first took his clothes of and he was a little cold and then they gave him a blanky and he was fine. Now, since I did this for my first son of course I would do it for my second. I'm not going to have Codi be the child who got the weird looking pee pee because mama was freaked out by some lady and her pictures.
Also, in a few months, if I'm not able to have tubal ligation covered by insurance my husband will be having a vasectomy. And you know what, he won't feel a damn thing either. I have known plenty of people to have those and they all said it was painless. I think a lot of people only look at the negative side of research rather then look at the logical side. Yes there is a chance the baby can get hurt, but there is a chance he can get hurt while I carry him out of the hospital. I mean who knows I could go all Britney Spears and trip and fall and he could get hurt. So by this womans logic should I then never carry my son?
Anyway thank you all again for your comments. While I understand she wasn't mean at all and I appreciate that I am still bothered she felt the need to say anything at all at a time in my life that is supposed to be most fun. I guess she is lucky she got someone with a tough skin you know. I appreciate at least that she didn't come on my blog calling me names and saying awful things, but she still put the images in my head.
And yes Chrissy, as I was typing I was shocking myself that I wasn't cussing, but I'm sick and the cold has taken away some of my oomph. So just for you, shit, fuck, damn, whore, slut muffin! See I still know all my words!
Posted by Shannon Mateo at 6:10 AM