Well remember how Ale was sick at the beginning of the week—- Guess what- now I’m sick!

Today I’m staying home from work curled in my bed reading and coughing.

I tell you these day care germs are tough! This year I seem to catch the tail end of all of Ale’s colds. Plus it does not help that I sleep about 4 hours a night since my little man wakes up about 20,000 times.

His sleeping habits are getting bad again. He out right refuses to sleep in his crib. He just crawls into our bed. I give up and let him stay as I’m so sleepy. My husband and I talk of Ale sleeping in his crib AND in his room like its something so far off and impossible.

The goal is to get him in his room by the summer.

Any tips, thoughts on how I can do this?

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Sooo happy Ale woke up this morning and did not have a fever. He was happy talking and wanted to play. What a relief!!

Right now he is in his daycare. I was able to run a few errands. Now it’s the cleaning marathon! My mother in law is coming on Saturday! Yikes!! She will be with us for 10 days!!!! So I’ve got to get things in order.

On your mark! Get set ! Clean!…….

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Ale is sick. He has a fever, cough and won’t eat a thing. I was with him today and he just clung to me. He only wanted to be at the breast. I’m not breast feeding any more but he still goes for comfort and gets a an ounce of milk at best.

It’s simply horrible to see him sick. When his dad came home he wanted to play and read but that wiped him out fast.

Now he is in bed (our bed ) asleep and covered in Vic’s baby rub.

This afternoon. I was drawing up liquid Motrin for him. Ale saw me and then all of a sudden he began to throw up. I think he just did not want the med. He HATES taking the Motrin . I really think he worked himself up and threw up. He has not done it again since. My poor guy. He is turning into a baby div(o)!!

Thankfully tomorrow I am off work again so I’ll be at home with Ale. I don’t think it’s a good idea to take him to daycare. So I’ll cuddle with him and read my book.

Think you are ready to have children? Hilarious Test

Most broody mothers see having a child as a wonderful gift from God but test has set about putting paid to that ideal.

A candid parent test highlighting the high and lows of motherhood is taking the internet by storm.

Think you’re ready for motherhood?

Most people will tell you that “it” is the hardest, most rewarding, rollercoaster job you will ever have – there’s no pay, you are on duty 24/7 and, at times, it seems like there are few rewards.

‘Being a parent has its ups and downs. I wouldn’t change my title as “mummy” for anything in the world, however when this came through my inbox from a great friend it made me laugh (a lot!)’

If you think you are ready to embrace the joys of motherhood, we have printed the 14 tests here to see if you are really up to the challenge…

Test 1: Preparation

Women: To prepare for pregnancy

1. Put on a dressing gown and stick a beanbag down the front.

2. Leave it there.

3. After 9 months remove 5% of the beans.

Men: To prepare for children

1. Go to a local chemist, tip the contents of your wallet onto the counter and tell the pharmacist to help himself

2. Go to the supermarket. Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their head office.

3. Go home. Pick up the newspaper and read it for the last time.

Prepare for pregnancy by attaching a beanbag to your front

Test 2: Knowledge

Find a couple who are already parents and berate them about their methods of discipline, lack of patience, appallingly low tolerance levels and how they have allowed their children to run wild.

Suggest ways in which they might improve their child’s sleeping habits, toilet training, table manners and overall behaviour.

Enjoy it. It will be the last time in your life that you will have all the answers.

Test 3: Nights

To discover how the nights will feel:

You can kiss goodbye to precious beauty sleep as soon as you have a child

1. Walk around the living room from 5pm to 10pm carrying a wet bag weighing approximately 4 – 6kg, with a radio turned to static (or some other obnoxious sound) playing loudly.

2. At 10pm, put the bag down, set the alarm for midnight and go to sleep.

3. Get up at 11pm and walk the bag around the living room until 1am.

4. Set the alarm for 3am.

5. As you can’t get back to sleep, get up at 2am and make a cup of tea.

6. Go to bed at 2.45am.

7. Get up again at 3am when the alarm goes off.

8. Sing songs in the dark until 4am.

9. Put the alarm on for 5am. Get up when it goes off.

10. Make breakfast.

Keep this up for 5 years. LOOK CHEERFUL.

Test 4: Dressing Small Children

1. Buy a live octopus and a string bag.

2. Attempt to put the octopus into the string bag so that no arms hangout.

Time Allowed: 5 minutes.

Test 5: Cars

1. Forget the BMW. Buy a practical 5-door wagon.

2. Buy a chocolate ice cream cone and put it in the glove compartment. Leave it there.

3. Get a coin. Insert it into the CD player.

4. Take a box of chocolate biscuits; mash them into the back seat.

5. Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Test 6: Going for a walk

a. Wait.

b. Go out the front door.

c. Come back in again.

d. Go out.

e. Come back in again.

f. Go out again.

g. Walk down the front path.

h. Walk back up it.

i. Walk down it again.

j. Walk very slowly down the road for five minutes.

k. Stop, inspect minutely and ask at least 6 questions about every piece of used chewing gum, dirty tissue and dead insect along the way.

l. Retrace your steps.

m. Scream that you have had as much as you can stand until the neighbours come out and stare at you.

n. Give up and go back into the house.

You are now just about ready to try taking a small child for a walk.

Test 7: Conversations with children

Repeat everything you say at least 5 times.

Test 8: Grocery Shopping

1. Go to the local supermarket. Take with you the nearest thing you can find to a pre-school child – a fully grown goat is excellent. If you intend to have more than one child, take more than one goat.

2. Buy your weekly groceries without letting the goat(s) out of your sight.

3. Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys.

Until you can easily accomplish this, do not even contemplate having children.

Feeding your child isn’t as easy as it looks according to the test

Test 9: Feeding a 1 year-old

1. Hollow out a melon

2. Make a small hole in the side

3. Suspend the melon from the ceiling and swing it side to side

4. Now get a bowl of soggy cornflakes and attempt to spoon them into the swaying melon while pretending to be an aeroplane.

5. Continue until half the cornflakes are gone.

6. Tip the rest into your lap, making sure that a lot of it falls on the floor.

Test 10:TV

1. Learn the names of every character from the Wiggles, Barney, Teletubbies and Disney.

2. Watch nothing else on television for at least 5 years.

Test 11: Mess

Can you stand the mess children make? To find out:
Are you up to the challenge of parenthood asks this hilarious blog post

Are you up to the challenge of parenthood asks this hilarious blog post

1. Smear peanut butter onto the sofa and jam onto the curtains

2. Hide a fish behind the stereo and leave it there all summer.

3. Stick your fingers in the flowerbeds and then rub them on clean walls. Cover the stains with crayon. How does that look?

4. Empty every drawer/cupboard/storage box in your house onto the floor and proceed with step 5.

5. Drag randomly items from one room to another room and leave them there.

Test 12: Long Trips with Toddlers

1. Make a recording of someone shouting ‘Mummy’ repeatedly. Important Notes: No more than a 4 second delay between each Mummy. Include occasional crescendo to the level of a supersonic jet.

2. Play this tape in your car, everywhere you go for the next 4 years.

You are now ready to take a long trip with a toddler.

Test 13:Conversations

1. Start talking to an adult of your choice.

2. Have someone else continually tug on your shirt hem or shirt sleeve while playing the Mummy tape listed above.

You are now ready to have a conversation with an adult while there is a child in the room.

Test 14: Getting ready for work

1. Pick a day on which you have an important meeting.

2. Put on your finest work attire.

3. Take a cup of cream and put 1 cup of lemon juice in it

4. Stir

5. Dump half of it on your nice silk shirt

6. Saturate a towel with the other half of the mixture

7. Attempt to clean your shirt with the same saturated towel

8. Do not change (you have no time).

9. Go directly to work

You are now ready to have children. ENJOY!!

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aBetterMom: Meal rules…

abettermom:

I’m watching The View and they are talking about making your kids eat what you make for dinner. The guest co-host is chef Tyler Florence and he is saying that they make one meal for dinner and everyone has to eat it, if one of his 3 kids decides to protest and not want to eat what they made, then…

Ale has very strong ideas as to when he wants to eat. I can place him at the table and he will either eat happily or throw the food to the floor. When he does this I want to scream and pull my hair out. But like Tyler Florence- I know that he will turn around when hungry and eat what we give him. It’s just so frustrating.

aBetterMom: Meal rules…

My first valentine from my little guy!