It's been a tough week here at Casa de Baby but we've managed to muddle through with the help of a few big milestones. Samantha learned how to say, "I Love You," this week and every time she says it I just melt inside. Nevermind that she doesn't know what she's saying and only does it so that she can get cookies as a reward. I'm sure that for the rest of my life I'll look back with great fondness on the first time I heard those three little words: "She has bulimia."
Sam also has learned how much fun it can be to cuddle up on the couch with Daddy under her new Elmo blanket and watch Sesame Street. After being dragged across the floor all day and being used as a cat mattress at night, the Elmo blanket has actually grown penicillin... but we don't care. Now, just suck on a corner and Presto, no gonorrea!
Today I bought my first "Happy Meal", beginning what I hope will be a lifetime habit of denying my children healthy food so I can watch Wheel of Fortune. Rolling down my car window to order a happy meal for the first time is almost a rite of passage. I swear I could actually hear women all over the world deciding that not only will they definitely not sleep with me, they won't even consider me a sexual being anymore. At this point, the plastic Chronicles of Narnia figure that comes in the box has a better chance of getting laid than I do.