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The Joys of Potty Training a Pre-schooler.

March 22, 2012

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After successfully weaning a full-grown, walking, talking child with TEETH, it was time to move on to potty-training.  She very nearly attended her 4th birthday party in a diaper.  We do not do things quickly at my house. If you read:  “Breastfeeding… FOREVER”, then you know I am committed to doing whatever it takes to […]

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Do I look like a Granny to you?

March 15, 2012

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Tomorrow, I turn 47 years old.  I would be totally freaked out about that except for the fact that I have put that little piece of information in a file cabinet called “Not Happening.” And as the mother of a young child, I don’t actually feel that old.  I have a 7-year-old daughter.  My days are […]

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Chuck E. Cheese’s: The most Hellish Place on Earth.

March 15, 2012

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Chuck E. Cheese’s:  The place where a kid can be a kid and a grown-up can stare blankly into the abyss praying for death. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of this particular little trip into Hell, let me just say:  “I envy you.” Whenever I have to take my daughter […]

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Well, Hellooo there Doctor!

March 13, 2012

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As a newbie to the world of multiple doctor’s appointments and unexplained medical phenomena, it occurred to me this morning as I was getting ready to visit a new doc, that this experience was much like getting ready for a romantic date.   I may have been too ill to stand for a week and […]

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Sam’s vs. Wal-Mart

March 13, 2012

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Everyone knows that Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart are owned by the same corporate wildebeest.  Why then is there such a striking difference between the employees of the two stores?   At my friendly neighborhood Sam’s Club, the employees are of average intelligence, reasonably friendly and capable of speaking in complete sentences.  More importantly, they seem […]

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ER: STAT

March 12, 2012

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The Emergency Room.  The three most dreaded words a sick person can hear, short of “Call the Coroner”, that is – I recently had occasion to visit this fine institution known as the “ER” not once, but twice in a week. This is the court of last resort for the desperate, those who are either […]

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