Archives for August 2013

My tot and the YouTube machine

My daughter likes watching YouTube videos but we have to watch her or she will find her way to something weird.

Most of the time we have to enter the search term for what is wanting to watch, except for the times that  she ends up shouting at Siri, who definitely cannot understand most of the things a 3 and 1/2 year old has to say. For instance, the other day she told Siri she wanted to watch videos of “cats taking baths” and Siri interpreted that as “bats raking maps.” Anyway, so we type in what she is searching for, but then YouTube starts suggesting other videos based off what she is watching so that’s where we have to monitor it. Somehow she made her way from watching videos of white kittens to watching cats that had been taught to go to the bathroom in a toilet instead of a litter box. Some of them could even flush. Bella enjoyed that and thought that was really funny, but I’m looking forward to is seeing what Siri comes up with when Bella tells it she wants to watch “cats pooping in potties.” That should be an interesting conversation. I’m also hoping that she was so thrilled by this concept that she will take to training our adult cat, Kitty, and make him learn to use the toilet. That would be super.

Some of Bella’s favorite types of videos to watch are:

Chicks and snakes hatching (SQUEE for the chicks, VOMIT for the snakes)

Kids going down water slides

Baby sloths, specifically one video where the baby sloth twins have to be shaved and covered in butter because they have mange

Tigers playing with giant toys

Strange channels that unwrap a whole bunch of prize eggs (Kinder Eggs) on camera. I thought that last one was incredibly strange but apparently they’re really popular videos and Bella gets really excited about them. Actually, I do, too now. We watch them together, like:  “OMG I WONDER WHAT IS IN THE NEXT ONE HE OPENS!!! I HOPE HE FINALLY GETS MIKE FROM MONSTERS, INC, HE HAS LIKE 16 OF SULLY!”

It’s an exciting life we lead. Truly.

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Crazy pregnant dreams

This week I am reminded about crazy pregnancy dreams. I had a few in my first trimester but nothing too off the wall.

Last night I dreamed we had the baby but we hadn’t had our gender reveal party yet. (We are doing one the first week of October.) So we had the baby and we were like: “So what do we do? Should we look at their genitalia or should we wait and do the gender reveal?”
Of course, we decided to look because who takes home a baby without knowing what sex it is? I mean, you’re gonna have to change diapers and you know, bathe it.
Anyway, when we looked at our child’s “parts” we couldn’t figure out what sex it was.
I think it’s important at this point to mention that the “baby” was actually a cat. Like a house cat. Meow. But for some reason, we seemed much more concerned about determining the sex of our cat rather than the fact that I had given birth to a feline.
So if you’re wondering where I am mentally and emotionally right now, I hope this gives you some answers. I’m dreaming about birthing house cats.

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