She's three! Already? Three? How can this possibly be? Just yesterday she was a teensy peanut. And now she's singing broadway, and doing her own "ballet" and informing us that she was made in California. She's three and she's fabulous. Happy Birthday to the WK!!!!!
Inevitably, he wakes up Thisbe a bit, and generally, we just go right back to sleep.
Unfortunately, in the short interim period between when PBB leaves and when Thisbe actually must get up (usually no more than 30-45 minutes) Thisbe often has very odd dreams. This one is from earlier this month, and is by far, our favorite (remembered) dream so far. It was in fact so odd, that Thisbe actually sent PBB an email about it, which is reproduced here:
"I had a dream this morning that you and I went to a casino. As we were wandering around in the stores you found a talking cake that "mates for life". You loved this cake and insisted on buying it, despite the fact that it was $4000 (initially you kept telling me it was $40). When you realized the cost you tried to return it, but the casino would not take it back, but you weren't all that upset because you loved the talking cake "that mates for life" (Note: the fact that the cake "mated for life was a huge selling point for you, and although no one could explain to me how/why a cake would "mate for life", everyone was very enthusiastic about it*). Then you wanted to eat it. I pointed out repeatedly that you should not eat the talking cake, but you just kept saying that it was delicious. I was also very upset, since you have been so worried about the economy and making sure we are saving money lately and pointed out that we therefore don't have $4000 for talking, mating, cakes, and you told me that actually, we did, as you have extra money in a secret account. At this point I got very mad and woke up.
So. A few things.
1) Do not buy any talking, mating, cakes
2) Especially if they are more than $40
3) Especially if they are $4000
4) If you ignore the other 3 things, at least don't EAT the stupid cake
5) If I find out that you have a "secret" account with enough money to make such a ridiculous purchase, we will be having a serious conversation, and you better bring some flowers"
AAAAAAAAND bow. Thank you, thank you. Yes. This really, really, was Thisbe's dream. And Thisbe was on NO medication or mind-altering substances. I know. You're impressed.
*What would a cake mate with? Presumably another cake, but would they then birth a series of teeny cakes? (Kind of an exciting thought. Yum! Teeny cakes!). Of course, there appeared to be only one of the talking, mating, cakes, so could it mate with a regular cake? Also, why would they "mate for life" How long would a cake live? Frankly, this dream raised many more questions than it answered.
Today's Project: Final scarf, then hat, then baby gift
Today's Life Observation: Someone who is totally unreliable, lies, and deliberately ignores you? PROBABLY NOT A GOOD FRIEND. Ugh.
Lesson #1 (from 24): Unless you actually see someone die, they aren't really dead (and even if you see them die, they might not be dead). We think this is great news, in that we've never actually seen anyone die, so all of our lost loved ones are apparently just operatives in secret government cells.
Lesson #2 (from WK): Daddy lives at his office because he loves it there.
Lesson #3 (from rehearsal): Turns out, a curtain? Is NOT SOUNDPROOF. So why must you discuss INAPPROPRIATE THINGS that we can ALL hear? Thisbe's ears continue to bleed.
Lesson #4 (from a children's show): Grownups are sillies.
Lesson #5 (from The Mentalist): Messy women are great in bed. Heh.
Lesson #6 (from The Closer): Lawyers are very sneaky, and often evil. [Note: I kind of knew this before]
Lesson #7 (from PBB): A**holery is women's kryptonite.
Lesson #8 (from a director): Thisbe is too "ethnic" to play a role that was also played by Julia Ormond.
Lesson #9 (from our new BFF, Lady S.): It's Ok to be dead inside. :)
Lesson #10 (from Mother Nature): Mother Nature, like Karma, is a b*tch. It will be winter forever here, but we will experience a fleeting day of pleasant weather just to drive us mad.
Lesson #11 (from Hot Guy): Just because you are pretty, does not mean you should talk. Or interact with others. Stick with standing quietly so we can gaze at you.
Lesson #12 (from Facebook): Custom privacy settings allow you to prevent certain people from completely disregarding internet etiquette.
Lesson #13 (from a trip to the Aquarium): Do NOT go to the Aquarium on a holiday. During a school break. Unless you like losing all sense(s) of personal space, hearing, and sanity.
Lesson #14 (from an unfortunate mistake): Do not drink caffeinated tea at 10 pm. Unless you aren't interested in going to sleep until 4am.
Lesson #15 (from the WK): [The reason people talk] is because they have batteries! The batteries are right in your throat! (Here she also opens her mouth to display her batteries).
Today's Project: One scarf down, 2 to go, plus one hat (Gimmelgirl -you're almost on deck!), one extra long pair wristies, one special baby present. Might not all get done today.
Today's Life Observation: How is it possible that it was 50 degrees this morning and we got an inch of snow tonight? EXPLAIN PLEASE.
And the obvious question is what the blogspot have you been doing with your time, woman?
Well. We'd like to tell you that we've been curing cancer, or brokering world peace, but that would be unfortunately, inaccurate.
Rather, there's been a lot of the following activities:
1) Driving the WK to and from places. It is my understanding that this activity is going to increase exponentially until she gets her driver's license, and then unless we provide her with a vehicle of her very own, this activity will be replaced by Calling and screaming at the not-so-WK to a) get home RIGHT now and b) DRIVE CAREFULLY!!! Not to mention that there is at least another 13+ years of the chauffeuring to go. Sigh.
2) Rehearsing for children's shows. Upshot: way low key. Low key to the point that often rehearsals for the last show resembled more of a prelude to the drinking that followed. Up next: Alice in Wonderland, starring, yours truly!
3) Offstage drama with several different friends. Oh. You know who you are. And so there was the breaking up with friends, passive aggressive sniping with/at/from friends, actual hollering at friends, and getting back together with friends, etc., etc. OH MY FREAKING GOODNESS. If you read this blog, save us all the trouble and follow 2 simple rules to avoid 90% of problems with Thisbe 1) return phone calls/emails 2) don't lie to me/about me. IS THIS REALLY SO HARD?
4) Family. Family. Family. Visiting family. Traveling to see family. Preparing for family visits. Attending family occasions. We love family, but we are considering entering witness protection just to get a few days of free time.
5) Engaging in the Great Potty Training Endeavor of '09. So far both sides remain entrenched, and no ground has been gained by either camp, but on the plus side, no lives lost. However, as we are entering into a critical phase of the Endeavor, all bets are off. If Thisbe is gone for another 2 months, it is probably because she suffered a breakdown and had to be sent to a "spa" to "rest".
6) Facebook. Yes. We have a problem. And we do not care.
7) Napping. See 1-5 above.
8) Drinking. See 1-5 above. Drinking also included a fabulous New Year's Eve Party and an awesome impromptu Superbowl get-together. Plus general drinking.
And for those of you playing along at home. We did indeed take the WK to see the Lion King. She sat through the entire thing, and absolutely loved it.* And now we listen to the Lion King every day. All day. For a total of (approximately) 3,782 times so far. Hoo-BOY. Do we ever love the Lion King! In some bad news: still there is the obsession with Bello. How we hate him. Hate him so.
*Cutest thing ever? WK brought her own teeny stuffed lion (now named Simba) to the show, and at the end of Circle of Life? When the Baboon holds up the Baby Simba? She HELD UP HER LION TOO. Ok. Sorry. That was way too "Mommy" of us. But still. SO. FREAKING. CUTE.
Today's Project: Finishing up some scarves so we can get to several other projects.
Today's Life Observation: In the words of Avenue Q "The more you love someone the more you want to kill them". Oh. There are some people I love A LOT right now. ;)
And I have one word for you people: Bello.
The In-Laws took us, and the WK to see Bello in October, and since then, it has been a non-stop Bello-logue in our house.
Every morning? WK is yelling at Bello: "BELLO! I SAY NO! I SAY NO, BELLO!"
Every day, in the car? WK insists on singing the Bello theme song: "It's a BELLO BELLO BELLO BELLO BELLO BELLO BELLO BELLO-BRAAAAAAAATION!!!!"
Every night? Recap of what WK & Bello did today: "So I say, Bello, NO! And then he go up. And then he take the blanket, and I say, BELLO! NO!.........
[As an aside, for all that the WK insists that Bello loves her, and is her best friend, etc., etc., she yells at him a LOT]
[One other aside: the extensive discussion of Bello has been massively abbreviated for Thisbe's sanity]
Every night, after the day's Bello overload? Heavy drinking.
But Thisbe has a plan. Bello, say hello to THE LION KING.
Today's project: Mishmash of knitting and recovering from the weekend
Today's Life Observation: Men are wonderful, but they can be stupid. ;)
*Because they are terrifying, and because they eat people. Don't even try to persuade me otherwise.
Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...
You Are a Marilyn!
Marilyns are responsible, trustworthy, and value loyalty to family, friends, groups, and causes. Their personalities range broadly from reserved and timid to outspoken and confrontative.
How to Get Along with Me
- * Be direct and clear
- * Listen to me carefully
- * Don't judge me for my anxiety
- * Work things through with me
- * Reassure me that everything is OK between us
- * Laugh and make jokes with me
- * Gently push me toward new experiences
- * Try not to overreact to my overreacting.
What I Like About Being a Marilyn
- * being committed and faithful to family and friends
- * being responsible and hardworking
- * being compassionate toward others
- * having intellect and wit
- * being a nonconformist
- * confronting danger bravely
- * being direct and assertive
What's Hard About Being a Marilyn
- * the constant push and pull involved in trying to make up my mind
- * procrastinating because of fear of failure; having little confidence in myself
- * fearing being abandoned or taken advantage of
- * exhausting myself by worrying and scanning for danger
- * wishing I had a rule book at work so I could do everything right
- * being too critical of myself when I haven't lived up to my expectations
Marilyns as Children Often
- * are friendly, likable, and dependable, and/or sarcastic, bossy, and stubborn
- * are anxious and hypervigilant; anticipate danger
- * form a team of "us against them" with a best friend or parent
- * look to groups or authorities to protect them and/or question authority and rebel
- * are neglected or abused, come from unpredictable or alcoholic families, and/or take on the fearfulness of an overly anxious parent
Marilyns as Parents
- * are often loving, nurturing, and have a strong sense of duty
- * are sometimes reluctant to give their children independence
- * worry more than most that their children will get hurt
- * sometimes have trouble saying no and setting boundaries
Today's Project: Quick Baby Hat - waiting for pattern for another project
Today's Life Observation: Tivo is the greatest invention since the wheel. Or the polio vaccine. Well. It's pretty fantastic anyway.