Not much to write about tonight. Went to go watch my Steelers play and they won.... wooohooo..... and now move to 10-1 for the season. The Pack plays tomorrow night at home. And the Colts, well, they just kicked the dog snot out of Detroit on turkey day. It has been a great football week so far....
I want to take Gracie to see 'Polar Express', given her love of trains--I think she'll sit through the whole thing :) She wants anything that has a train on it, including saving all the toy ads with train sets (she really won't let me throw them away). All she wants for Christmas are trains and trains with animals in it. Here's our chat about presents....
Me: What do you want Santa to bring you, Grace?
Her: I wanna train and a station.
Me: Yes, honey, I am buying you a train for Christmas, but what would you like Santa to bring you?
Her: He can bring me another train with some animals and some train tracks.
Me: Grace, I don't think you need to ask for two trains, why don't you ask Santa for something else you want?
Her: But I do want two trains.
Me: I know you like trains, but I think Santa would rather get you something different, like a new doll or some doll clothes for your other dolls.
Her: Ok, mommy, Santa can get me a train for my dolls.
Reasoning went out the window there....
Is it possible my kid can outwit me at three years old? I thinkshe just did, too.
On another Gracie funny--she's taken to calling her dad 'the ringmaster' from the Dumbo movie (where her love of trains started). So, today he called, we talked, and then he asked about her since he heard her in the background.... I put her on the phone. He must have said 'this is the ringmaster' because I heard her say 'you are not the ringmaster today, you're a duck'.
Yes, she said dUck, not what I'd like to call him sometimes.. lol. She dropped the phone and I picked it up and told him he'd been demoted, I guess. I have no idea why she called him a duck though, unless she was reading my mind and got the vowels mixed up..heehee.
I really don't talk bad about him, especially when she's around. There's no reason for it. I never bring him up when she's around. And vice versa. They're going to have to figure their own relationship out.
My opinion of him isn't high anymore and I've come to realize he'll always rely on me for helping out his business, when its convenient for him (which is using me, basically). I won't let that happen to her. If he wants to be fatherly, fine. But no using my kid like he does everyone else. He can give her money when she needs it, advice when she asks, and opinion if she wants it... but there will be no other-way-around, I won't allow her to 'help' him.
Gosh, I so didn't want to write a down entry because I'm not. So, before I get all PO'd, I'm turning in for the night. Hopeeveryone had a great weekend. Monday here is supposed to be cold and rainy........ ewwww.