I know I haven't been writing much lately and I apologize for that but I've got a house full of infants who are slowly but surely erasing my will to live, so suck it.
Mac has started doing the same thing Sam did when she was a few months old. She is basically fine through the day but as soon as the sun goes down she turns into "Super-pissed-off baby" (coming to toy stores, Dec 06'). She screams until about midnight or 1:00 before finally settling down. She still never sleeps more than three hours at a stretch.
Sam sits on the potty 12 times a day and still nothing happens. Today she had two accidents, both within minutes of getting off the pot. Toilet training is very frustrating, especially since Sam has decided that she must use the potty every time I start to feed Mac. It's an attention grab, I know, but I can't ignore it. The only bright side is that she gets an M&M if she actually uses the potty. So far there's been little success but listening to Sam try and say "M&M" is hilarious.
Last weekend we got away for a few days to a room at The Wyndham. We had a Jr. Suite that overlooked traffic next to the mall. Most people get a room that overlooks the beach, we were overlooking the Steak n' Ale. We ate and drank and resumed our matrimonial obligations (that's sex) and remembered why we fell in love in the first place. ( For me, it was when we first got in the room and saw the floor-to-ceiling windows that looked out onto the street and city beyond. I looked at Bobbi and said, "You know, we're having sex in front of that window." and she said, "Yeah," .... but she said it in that teenage-surfer-chick-I-can't-believe-you-even-asked-that-when-it's-sooooo-obvious.... sort of way.) Then we came home and resumed our normal life of picking up toys and wiping ass.
Can I just take a second to point out that Bush's new budget spends 100 billion more dollars than it takes in despite 39 billion in cuts to programs like Medicare and student loans? Oh, and he still wants to make his tax cuts permanent because, when your spending 100 billion more than you make, it's always a good idea to take a cut in pay. Why aren't the Republicans calling him to task for this boondoggle?! You remember the Republicans, right? The ones who tried to amend the constitution so that a balanced budget was mandatory back when Clinton was in office? Why aren't they screaming bloody murder?! Oh, that's right, because loyalty is more important than principles. No President has ever cut taxes in time of war. I'm sick of Bush saying we're at war and running the country like we're at peace. Get some balls and ask the American people to sacrifice a little as they've done in every war this country has ever been involved in. Enough about that...
I went to Loews over the weekend and spent the best $20 ever. I bought one of those "grabber" tools. You know, the ones with a handle on one end and two "grabber thingys" on the other end that people use for picking up litter? I just walk through the living room picking up toys and tossing them into the toy box without ever bending over. Now all I need is a Segway and I'll be set. I'll just cruise around the house picking up toys while using the minimum amount of physical energy. The dream survives.