Wednesday, March 27, 2013

My 3-year-old is already a teenager

I can see the future and it has me worried.
Since the time change on March 10, I've had to drag my munchkin out of bed each morning to get her to daycare. She screams for us to turn off the lights. This morning she insisted it wasn't morning yet and demanded I leave the room.
On the flip side, after the time change in November she was getting up at 6-630 a.m. even on the weekends. That lasted until the time changed in March. I have been enjoying sleeping in on the weekends until 730, gasp, even 8 a.m. last Sunday, so I feel bad complaining.
So I'm not. If she wants to be grumpy, fine. The best way to get her out of her mood is to say she's wearing her "grumpy pants." Oh my! "Oh the indignity," as Gordon would say. I will get Chloe to do her Gordon imitation and post the video. It's amazing.
So, I'm putting up with the whining and protests but I'm not sure I'm going to be as patient when she's 14.
She has my husband's wake up genes or my sister's.
When the alarm goes off, I get up. I rarely hit snooze. That's because I have my morning set to the minute. The alarm goes off at precisely the time I need to get up, wash and dress.
My husband, on the other hand, used to set the alarm and hour earlier and hit snooze for an hour. This nearly ended our marriage. I was losing an hour of sleep just so my husband could hit the snooze button. Unlike him, once I wake up, I rarely fall back asleep.
So, this morning I told my husband my daughter was all his when we hit the teen years. He protested that I will have to get her up at 5:30 a.m. so she can catch the 6 a.m. bus to high school. (in our town high school starts at 7 a.m. -- crazy -- bad idea.)
I protested and he claimed since I am the "morning person," it will be my duty.
I have 11 years to think of a counter argument.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Survival Guide for New Parents is going to be exclusive to Amazon for the next three months. It's not about a preference for the service, although createspace made it super easy to publish the book. It has more to do with not getting my butt in gear and making a book cover for the other sales agents.
I should have picked the exclusivity button from the start then I'd already have a month in. Doesn't really matter. This gives me time to get the book cover ready for the next release on B&N, Apple, etc.

I also have one little piece of pride. One person who bought the book also took my recommendation and also bought Baby 411. I'm so happy that someone read the book and took away some of the advice.

I'm just proud that someone listened to me. As the youngest of three, no one ever listens to me.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Don't forget to post a review

I'm really proud of my New Parents Survival Guide. My sales are modest but I'm happy to get it out there and help some other folks who are seeking advice.
I just encourage folks to post reviews on Amazon, even if you didn't like it. I'm OK with honesty.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Vampire Diaries is my new favorite show

I know it's weird that I just started watching a show in its fourth season. Forgive me. I've been busy.
The latest episode wasn't all that surprising. Jeremy appears to really be dead. He's even starting to rot.
Tyler is definitely gone. And Elena burned the house and has gone native.
OK. So we'll see how this plays out. What I found interesting isn't what was in the show.
It's what I read online about a new spinoff series called the Originals starring Klaus, his last surviving brother and now his sister.
The pilot is going to be one of the April episodes of the Vampire Diaries.
I must say, this is intriguing. I love Klaus and even Rebekah, she's so sad with her pathetic vulnerability. I even like Elijah. I'm a little worried about what kind of stories they'll be telling.
The only series that work with the bad guy as the lead are ones where he's actually got a human side like Dexter or the guy in Breaking Bad.
Klaus has rarely shown a vulnerable side. I loved the scene with Caroline when he saved her of course after biting her because he loved her but those moments are few and far between. Also, I don't see Caroline leaving the Vampire Diaries.
The departure of the Originals makes room for Silus though.
So I was wrong on the next person to die. It was Khol, not Rebekah. But it was an original!!! And the real professor, he's dead in the forest and Silus has taken on his appearance.

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