Oh, I was not in a good mood today. Hey, don't blame me! I am a toddler and I probably won't have so many raging hormones again until I am a teenager.
Well I was feeling it today and I was going to make sure everybody knew how grumpy I was. I screamed at Mommy when she left, I screamed at Aunt Ashley when she tried (And Failed) to take me to Lil' Kickers.
Even if I did get a chance to snuggle with my Mommy there are some days when nothing is right in the world.
Oh My! Apparently I am not Irish at all but today it was all about the Green! I would say nothing makes a waffle more exciting than Green Syrup!
The day got even better! Apparently Daddy had consumed too much green colored milk celebrating St. Patrick the night before and felt that he shouldn't drive. It makes perfect sense, I get really tired after a bottle of milk also.
This meant Papo had to drive Daddy downtown to get his car and they took me!
This was my first time driving downtown to get Daddy's car but I think he should drink too much milk more often if it means we can have so much fun afterwards!
We celebrated the successful retrieval of his vehicle with a wonderful trip to the park and exploring a tugboat!
Yeah, St. Patrick really had the right idea when he created this day.
Granted, before I was born I was alone in the dark for eight months. A person would think I would be totally comfortable in the dark. Well, I'm not!
And oh did I tell Mommy about it tonight. If she thought I was going to just wait in my bed by myself for a Monster to come and eat me she was sorely mistaken.
Well, I was successful in getting Mommy to rescue me twice. Come on Mommy, snuggling with me is more fun than watching old episodes of "Mad Men". Besides, it's not "Crying Wolf" if you actually do believe a wolf is coming into your bedroom to eat you!
I have met with many Monsters in my time. There is the cuteness of Elmo, the energy of Cookie, the Monsters that Bailey and Me play with and of course there are some scary Monsters that lurk in the shadows outside my window. However, I discovered one that beats all of them tonight, The Tickle Monster!
Actually, I haven't decided if The Tickle Monster is Me or Daddy, this role will have to be defined over time I suppose.
Everything being equal, the cuteness of Elmo only takes attention away from me and Cookie Monster would never share his cookies.
Daddy had to skip his Toastmasters meeting for my birth so it was natural that I would eventually attend one of his meetings.
Daddy felt I was a bit rambunctious so he didn't take me in right away. That was fine, since it was at the Swedish Cultural Center and I am half Swedish I had a serious discussion with the administration about my possible membership.
And all of a sudden it was time for Daddy to give an impassioned speech!
Good job Daddy! Oh, did I mention he won best speech!
I had so much fun that I talked to Jim about becoming a future Toastmaster. Jim said they would consider my membership application so long as I was willing to show-up at 7 am each Thursday.
I am all about it so long as I get to bring some more of these ribbons home!
There are times in life when things just all come together and I take a giant step forward in my development as a human. Yesterday I put my shoes on by myself and today I have another first! I have mastered walking, talking and now pooping on the toilet! I figure the quicker I master this the sooner Daddy will stop having to change me.
I was so proud of myself! After Mommy cleaned it out I came back for a second round, not because I needed to go but because I just looked so good doing it!
I Am The Man!