Random Tuesday Thoughts: Spam

It’s time to get random over at Keely’s place with Random Tuesday Thoughts.  Jump right in and get random with me or head over the The Un-Mom and read up on who else is getting random this week.

Monty Python’s SpamALot is coming to Cologne.  I’m not a MP person but I can’t even begin to imagine what this must sound like in German.  New York!  London!  And Koln!
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I’m preparing to talk myself into potty training my almost three year old.  Someone please talk me out of it because quite frankly, I really don’t want to do it.
Speaking of the Chick, she’s kicked up the nighttime waking full measure again.  I would give anything to be able to figure out how to get her to sleep through the night.  You name it, I’ve tried it.  One year and one month later and I’m still doing multiple nighttime shuffles from my room to hers.  I’ve somehow learned to make Permanent Sleep Deprivation work for me.
Who wants to read the news anymore?  Yesterdays headlines were about water torture, kidnapped people and a plane hijacking.  Please just let me crawl back into my happy place and disappear.  I liked it much better when I didn’t have any idea what was going on.
Our satellite is broken (yet again) and it seems it isn’t going to be fixed.  We were told that we need a new dish.  No way am I chunking out that much change for the next 10 months just to have tv.  I’ve got the internet, it’s all I need.
I would like to storm my mothers doctors office and whip them into shape.  It’s been a month since her surgery and has she started her treatment yet for cancer?  No.  It’s starting to really tick me off.  It should not be so hard to get help.
The neighbors across the street are having a new roof put on.  Joy!  I listen to them pounding and throwing things all day.  Not to mention disrupting nap time.  And getting out of the driveway is super duper simple with their big truck parked right across from my driveway.  A ten point turn should do it. (okay whine done)
Yesterday I was 25 minutes early to pick up Boo from school (a weird quirk of mine) so the Chick and I walked along the sports field of the school.  Several interesting things happened. One – the Bitburger (that would be BEER truck) was parked in front of the school.  And yes, school adult socials do include beer and a lot of wine.  The Germans may have the advantage on that one.  Two – There was also a man laying in the sun on the field (old creepy guy, no shirt, you get the picture) where not far away the kids were having gym class, playing cricket (yes British sports at an American international school).  Chick and I were sitting on a bench and I happened to turn at the same time Creepy Old Guy gets up, walks to the fence and…pees.  Yep just right there on the sports field in plain view.  To see kids do this is gross and yet so completely commonplace here.  But an adult?  Yeah, that was a first.
Think good thoughts today.  Life could get very interesting around here.  Let’s hope.  And nope, I’m not going to say anymore about it.
I’m also blogging over at my other place today, Venus vs Mars.  So please come by and check it out.  It’s a little piece about vacations. Here tomorrow I have Sign Language Wednesday, it’s week two.
What random thoughts do you have?  Feel free to leave them here or over at The Un-Mom today!


38 thoughts on “Random Tuesday Thoughts: Spam

  1. Ugh, I can relate to the potty training and new roof issues! We are so s.l.o.w. with starting potty training; I keep saying it’s because I like to take things gradual with our high-spirited daughter, but really it’s because I don’t know if I have the stamina to be disciplined enough to see potty training through! I hope it goes well for you and that the construction noise isn’t too bad soon. It really disrupts my daughter’s naps to hear any type of noise like that outside.

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  2. Potty training sucks. No doubt about it. I can’t imagine an old creepy dude with no shirt peeing on the field near school children here. He’d be tackled, arrested, put in jail and be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life. Pretty gross, though.

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  3. Potty training was not a fun time, that’s for sure. I think Princess Nagger was 3 when she finally got it down. And only after about a week of dollar store treats at the end of each day that she stayed ‘dry’ for the entire day…Our neighbor replaced his roof last summer – I know what you mean about noise happening all the time – and particularly at the wrong times…not to mention roofing materials constantly blowing into our yard…I would have been a bit freaked out seeing a creepy guy peeing on the school field…so uncool and like Elle said, here he’d be tackled, arrested, put in jail and be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life. Great Randomness! 🙂

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  4. potty training is easy – you will be done so quickly and then thank the heavens it is over!that guy at the school – I would have called the police – really – but I’m super neurotic!and yes, I love these Tuesday Randoms – I would always forget – but not anymore !!

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  5. 'Lil Moomette is 2-1/2 and is probably fully potty trained now, just like her mom was at that age. Both trained easily. DD26 was out on maternity leave & I encouraged her to start training before she went back to work FT & it's a good thing she did! It's not easy, and each kid is different. DD22 wasn't easy and took a much longer time.Good luck!Learning all about how to do RTT! This is my first time!

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  6. We have more or less completed potty training over here. Is it really complete before age 8? I mean, I have specific memories of nighttime accidents…It was not fun, but it had to be done.I’ll be cheering for you when you decide that you and Chick are ready!

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  7. My 20 month old is finally sleeping through the night. It took both my kids forever, and then when baby 2 came along, child 1 decided she would wake up in the middle of the night again! I made hubby deal with child 1, though! No way was I going to get up with 2 kids! (Although, sometimes I still did.) I hope this trend ends soon with your little one!

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  8. Eww potty training. That has been the worst part of having kids. I totally HATE it with a passion. Good luck! 🙂 Also Eww to the creepy peeing guy. Sorry about the construction. That will be us bothering everyone next month. Dad likes to start early! Yikes.

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  9. Love your randomness!I have to get ready to PT my MMIT and not looking forward to it. This will be my last one, THANK HEAVENS!Oh, and about the Chick’s nightmares, have your considered sleep apnea? UMM had that at 1 year old and I thought we were having dream problems when in reality she had to kick herself awake to start breathing again. Tonsils out and she is all better! Just something to look in to.

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  10. I didn’t even bother potty training my girls until they were after three.I hate it when people ruin nap time, other wise know as MY TIME.Peeing in public! It is an American school. can’t the officials do something. That just seems wrong.

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  11. Do you remember the movie “My Life as a Dog”? There’s some guy repairing his roof every single day. It’s hilarious. Hope they do that roof quickly so the noise isn’t a burden!

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  12. What kind of school is that? That sounds like a great place to grab a beer.I’m sitting here (during nap time) as my new garage door gets installed and they’re HAMMERING like mofo’s, about to wake the kids. They swore they’d be done by naptime but NO. I have no clue about the sleeping through the night thing… maybe the AC or heater is kicking on and waking her up? We have fans running in both of my kid’s rooms for background noise but sometimes even that doesn’t help. Good luck!

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  13. Potty training sounds like the most difficult part of parenting to me. How does one get a three year old to understand the comfort of just “going” is wrong??? Heck I’d wear diapers if I could! Eh I guess this is not what you want to hear huh… hmm Good luck either way. Satellite is on my “these are just some of my least favorite things” list (that’s supposed to sound like the song from The Sound of Music. You never online.) Anyway. It’s too many channels and it gets confusing to find anything to watch and by the time you DO find something it halfway through. Too much money, and any wind or rain or mischievous bird throws it off wack. Go Comcast.

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  14. Potty training! It goes by quickly and when it is all said and done, you’ll wonder why you didn’t begin it earlier. SWEAR! Trust me! Good luck!

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  15. Hey…yea, I love that song Dirty Rich also. I would potty train ONLY if necessary…such a pain.GO TO MONTY PYTHON…I LOVE that play…but then I LOVE musicals!And in our sub division when we built a home…we were one of the first to build so when we moved it we got to live for over a year an a half with constant banging from construction workers… 🙂

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  16. My neighbors on both sides have had roofs replaced. They start early and our dogs bark loudly.I can’t watch the news because of all the sensationalism of these terrible stories. I read on the internet instead. At least I can skip the most depressing news.

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  17. Kimberly- You sound like me!K -Appreciate the vague thoughts ;)Elle – I can picture him tackled. You’d be surprised what’s allowed here…Stacy – A week! I can only dream of a week. I did buy her little underwear with animals (she loves animals). I am hoping that will spur her to do it!Tiara’s – You lie, it’s not easy! At least with boys. The police are more of a hassle than a help I find.Cindi – Happy RTT!!Harriet -That will probably be tomorrow’s treat.Keely – Hehe, you always make me laugh.Cameron – Appreciate that, now keep it to yourself you hear? You don’t know nuttin’. ;)Natasha – Happy Complete PT. Your little man has been doing awesome. It feels like all the internet is PTing this month.Ginny – Last night and again tonight I am sleeping on the couch with the living room door closed. Hubby is on duty because I can’t take anymore nights of no sleep!Valerie – Yeah, dad is an annoyingly early riser. Good luck with that Sis!Youngblood – I hadn’t thought of sleep apnea. Off to check into that one…Vickie – You said it. MY Time. It’s my time when I work so I need the two hours a day.Dadshouse -Don’t know that one. The creepier part is they can look directly into my kitchen when they are up there and they all take breaks and stare. Kinda freaky! (and they are not good looking diet coke construction workers either! lol)Casey – You should have come over for the on site 1st annual cocktail party last month. I kid you not. Sponsored by the PTA! I laugh at your garage door guy description, I can see you sitting at a desk going yo mofo’s! Knock it OFF!Gigidiaz – If we want english tv we have to do satellite. I’ve paid for the thing once, it’s not happening again since we are moving next Feb. And yeah, we watch the same three channels, Disney, Discovery and the US Fiver channel.Shelle- You realize it’s all your fault for putting Dance on your site don’t you?? 😉 I can do musicals like Les Mis, Chicago, but MP, I can’t see it. We moved into our house purposefully after the entire street finished. It’s the way to go.Otter – I feel for you. There’s just something overly annoying about roof people.

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  18. wow. i feel ya on the sleep deprivation part. my oldest didn’t sleep through the night until she was THREE. and all of those people that mentioned their sleepingthroughthenight 6 week olds can suck it.

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  19. sounds like the creep old guy would not be the right person to go to for advice about potty training… or waterboarding.I guess the only thing worse would be to find out the guy was the social director for the school. “Bring the truck around up front, guys.”My wife loves Lady Gaga. A fine choice… says her.

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  20. Oh YOU MUST see Spamalot. It’s the funniest play ever. MY fav!!! I’m not even a MP fan either. And don’t potty trian your almost 3 year old. My 3 year old potty trianed herself FINALLY the day before she turned 3. And I’m sooooo mad about your mom’s treatment!!!!! WHAT THE FREAKIN’ WHAT????

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  21. spamalot is actually really good. my boss has seen it like 5 times, but he’s a total monte python fan… is potty training really worse than changing diapers all the time?

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  22. potty training is no fun! BUT at almost 3 she might be ready to ‘plan’ for it. Tell hers its happening..and maybe she will just put on the panties and be done with it!! as for the sleeping thing..been there!! its awful!! Maybe you could transition her?? a sleeping bag on your floor..she needs to be near but may learn to fall asleep on the floor beside your bed, after a night time waking. The less involved you are, the more self soothing she becomes…just a thought! it did not work for my 3rd!! 🙂 but it did the 1st and 2nd…

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  23. Just a show of my stupidity, I was dumbfounded to find out that the American shows are translated around the world…I thought that they just travelled and the plays were e.x.a.c.t.l.y. the same…I need to get out more!!

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  24. After every RTT I remind myself- this too shall pass 😀 Regarding potty training, had a heck of a time with my little guy at first. this may sound odd but traveling finally did it. He was so fascinated with bathrooms of the world that by the time we got home he was done

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  25. those were some good random thoughts. Just wait and have your 3 yr. old’s spouse potty train -her? and do you want me to go with you to your mom’s dr’s and we’ll beat him up together.

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  26. Potty training. I still have flashbacks. It was not pretty. Not. Pretty.At least in Germany there are noise laws, so they can't work late and on weekends like they do in America. Before we moved back to Germany, we lived in a new construction subdivision. They would work from 6am to 9pm (during the spring and summer) AND work Sat & Sun (usually starting around 7am). So annoying.You live in Germany and you've never seen a man peeing? Come on! It's a common occurrence here. I swear there are days when it will occur to me that I went a whole day without seeing someone pee. As long as they're facing away from the street, no one cares. Weird.I too cannot imagine MP in German. I love MP and would love to see that show, but I'm just thinking it would lose a lot in translation.Sorry about the satellite. That would stink. Yea for the interwebs!

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  27. What kind of school is that? That sounds like a great place to grab a beer.I'm sitting here (during nap time) as my new garage door gets installed and they're HAMMERING like mofo's, about to wake the kids. They swore they'd be done by naptime but NO. I have no clue about the sleeping through the night thing… maybe the AC or heater is kicking on and waking her up? We have fans running in both of my kid's rooms for background noise but sometimes even that doesn't help. Good luck!

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