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Boys Who Like Dora the Explorer

Saturday, January 30, 2010
My son is one of them. And I love him for it. He is a sweet boy. He has actually started to follow along more now that he hasn't had a B-I-N-K-Y for a few days now. That spells Binky for those who can't read-spell. I understand that he is almost 3 years old and should have been rid of his pacifier a long time ago. But The Girlfriends' say that if it makes 'em happy, let 'em have it. And that's sort of the philosophy we've taken. That coupled with the fact that we are lazy. It's an easy fix for an upset, crying 2.5 year old. A GREAT fix for one who won't stop bugging you when you're trying to blog or Facebook or clean or eat or whatever it is that the kids never let you do. Those are the times I wish Sadie would take one. The first night with Jackson was H-E- double hockey stick. That spells hell for those who again, can't read-spell.

Anyway, so Jackson loves Dora. I've read other blogs where mom's in the same predicament talk about their sons love for the tomboy Dora. Seriously, who is she? And why don't boys love Diego? It's weird. Don't get me wrong, I'm lovin' it because I hate all things stereotypical. The thing that bugs me is that all the Dora paraphernalia is PINK. Lame. That won't stop me from buying it however, I think they should figure it out. WAIT! Today, at Goodwill I did see a blue water bottle with Dora kicking a soccer ball. Yay! I had forgotten about that. Aside from that single experience, how often does one see anything boy oriented that is Dora? never. Can you see Jackson walking around in a Dora shirt? I sure can!! I wonder if anyone on Etsy would or could make me something like that. Hmm.....

Right now is one of those times I wish Sadie would let me stick a pacifier in her mouth. She won't let me type. So I am going to join Jackson on the couch. To watch Dora. It's the one where she's gonna be a big sister. "Big sister, big sister, I'm gonna be a big sister." Yup. I know all the songs.

Resolutions?

Friday, January 22, 2010
I got a gentle reminder from a friend/family member to update the blog-o. What's so silly is that I LOVE to blog, I just get out of the habit. Did you know it takes 21 days to make something a habit? Some of my habits are biting my nails and pulling out my eyelashes. What are yours?

Have I mentioned that I work for a trash company? And have I mentioned that people are really passionate about their trash? Seriously. Most of the time people claim they were 'missed' when in reality, they didn't get their can out on time. That makes me so mad. I love catching people in their lies. I love the calls where I get to say "I have record from my driver that your can was not out when he came by." It's fabulous. I also love when people call and say "My can is dirty. Can I have another one?". Um, you do put TRASH in there. Silly geese. And today I have realized that it's always the same people that call. For example, here are the notes on one customer who called today.

04/23/09 - Cust called this morning to have his can dumped, it was out the night before and was not dumped. Per his conversation w/ secretary. Driver was not given notice to p/u can. Driver to go back tomorrow.

05/20/09 - Cust called requesting 2nd can for at least remainder of the year. Changed to Monthly billing for the 2nd can and review date to make change back to yearly for next years billing.

06/04/09 - 3 cans were p/u today per driver driver.

12/14/09 - Cust called one can delv with too small of wheels.

12/28/09- Cust doesn't like new cans. On can list for 12/29/09.

01/05/10 - Cust didn't recieve the new can....Don't know what happened on can list for tomorrow. Tall regular can with larger wheels 12".

01/22/10- Cust REALLY needs another can to last him until Monday. He is going to come to yard to get one.

The last note comes after a conversation in which he told me both of his cans (yes he has two) are full and he can't wait till Monday. I explained that with the mud and rain, our driver will not be able to pick him up today. He asked if we could bring a can to him. I said no, our resources are pretty tied up. He was really adamant about it. So I told him he could come to the yard to get a temporary 3rd can. Craziness. Well, he came. He was snotty too. And he called again. Don't you worry.

I kind of can't take it anymore. I'm in a bad mood. I have explained about 50 times today (no exaggerating) to people that we aren't able to get to them today because of the weather. I'm in a bad mood. Oh. I already said that.

Anyway, nothing else seems to be new around here. Except that my kids are really cute. And crazy. Sadie is not walking yet. And Jackson has diabetes. Well I think he does. Also, I am driving unlicenced and uninsured. Cool huh? I won't complain about my lack of funds because everyone is in the same boat. Except some people who brag about having everything they want. Ew. That makes me so mad.

I'm going to go right now. Thank you for listening.