Cabin Fever. Wii Olympics. Shutter Island.

On Sunday Emory and I packed up the car and set sail for South Jersey to stay with grandma and grandpa for a few days. The snowstorm that hit us last week was lovely, but it kind of kicked my ass where cabin fever is concerned. We were just stuck indoors too much and I think something in my brain snapped; we had to get out. Plus, Emory came down with a 24-hour bug (although at the time we didn’t know it was only going to last 24-hours) so it just seemed like the right thing to do was hit the suburbs. We were only supposed to be here for a couple of days. It’s now Wednesday and I’m thinking about extending it to Thursday due to the fact that it’s snowing again and I’m not sure about the driving conditions.

It’s been a restful couple of days for sure. I saw Shutter Island and fell even more in love with Leonardo DiCaprio. In fact, he has completely replaced Matt Damon. I thoroughly enjoyed Shutter Island. I won’t write another word about the film.

Let’s see, I mourned the departure of the Winter Olympics. And realized that the next time it comes around, I’ll be 40. That drove me to eat many, many brownies. Well, that and the fact that the Wii told me I was “normal”. NORMAL, did you read that, Internet? I’m NORMAL. At least as far as my weight on Wii is concerned. But it went on to tell me I could lose about 15 pounds. Yeah. Yeah. I know. I know, Wii.

Speaking of the Wii, last week I tweeted this:

And it was brought to my attention (by many) that there is actually Wii Curling. So on Sunday evening my brother ran out and bought Wii Winter Olympics. We’ve played Wii every night. And I learned that my 2.5 year old son is better at Bobsleigh than his grandfather. Which is kind of hilarious since he had little idea of what’s going on. We will definitely be introducing this game into our household as well.

Also, I should probably update the nanny situation. I don’t think it’s her at all. Well, it might be her a little bit, but ultimately this is a phase he’s going. The other night, as I set out for a jog, he lost it just like he had with her. And he’s been around grandma and grandpa many times before. So, I think this is just something he’s going through and something we need to work on. All that said, I’m still not sure I’m going to keep the nanny solely because of the communication issue. Quite honestly, I’m not sure what I’m going to do about this. I do need some help with watching him, but I’m not sure she’s the best fit for me. And I’m not sure she knows how to calm him quite as quickly as I might like. I don’t know. It’s hard. This is all very hard.

Thanks again for all the advice. You guys made me realize that even if it is just a phase, perhaps it’s still not a great fit. So, thank you.


  1. Yeah, there’s a discussion about it going on at Dooce’s community site. :] I can’t believe the media is STILL writing about this nonsense. Traffic! Traffic! Traffic! Ad sales! Boom!

    Silly. But thank you.


  2. See I’m not the only one forwarding you the children in bars links. :) I totally have to go get Wii Winter Olympics. Should be discounted now right?

    2 1/2 is a hard age I find – one minute they are fine with anything and ready to take on the world and the next they sob and can’t tell you in words and just have to be hugged…


  3. I love how everyone is focusing on the Wii Curling aspect of that Tweet…as opposed to the vagina snot.


    1. Oh, I got some comments about that as well. But mainly everyone wanted to correct me about my curling mistake. And, yes, that does strike me as funny.


  4. I’m going to attempt to cram “vagina snot” into Ten Cent Wing Night conversation this evening.

    Thanks for the vocab lesson!


  5. why not just interview new nannies on the sly and see if you like one enough to switch? you’ve gotta be comfortable or you’ll never get any work done.

    another thought is finding an in-home daycare. not sure how it works in nyc, since i never looked into it while we were there, but Cole goes to woman’s house where she watches about 5 other kids. she is fantastic and he loves it there.


  6. I want a wii. My boyfriend has it and it’s super fun. I love how much you can exercise yourself with just a game! Amazing.


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