distancing day 135 thoughts:

1. Today started out like a scene from Jumanji. The kids were in terrible, horrible, no good moods. The TV was turned up to 85/100 and the kids were sure to make sure their personal volumes of anger were 90/100 so as to be heard. They were really struggling to get along when it came to the electronics and were tattling on each other and blah blah blah, so the consequence was no more electronics. The end. All 4 of them are grounded from every electronic that’s been invented and some that haven’t even been imagined yet and I’m certifiably the meanest mom on the planet. Please save your applause until the end of the performance. After the TV went off and the iPads went up and the noise level went waaaaaay down, things were much more peaceful. Last summer we were completely unplugged the whole summer (unless we were watching a family movie) and I forgot how nice it was. This summer is the summer of coronatine survival, but the noise level isn’t helping anything and I’m not a hamster so eating my young is out of the question.

2. Winnie had her first day at doggie daycare today. Her behaviorist and I have been discussing daycare/dog parks for a while and today was the day we needed to pull the plug. I wasn’t going to put all the reasons why out there but decided that *I* have nothing to be ashamed of. I am dedicated to my dog beyond reason and I have done everything in my power to help her. The reason why she got to go to doggie daycare is because today when we were on the floor she was running up behind Laurel who was watching a movie and jumping up on her- looking like she was trying to bite her. She did NOT bite her as she is on a lead if she’s in the house these days, but I didn’t like the looks of it. Especially because she bit me yesterday. Winnie got the fuzzy end of the lollipop when it comes to life starts and she still needs to learn how to be a dog. She got a great report at doggie daycare and they had cameras so I could watch her and see how she was interacting with the other dogs. She did great. She even laid down one time that I saw! That’s HUGE. She’s usually so worked up when she around other dogs that she can’t settle down. Today, she was able to rest. She’s going back tomorrow and Thursday to keep trying to learn her very best goodest doggo manners because snatching Clara’s ponytail in some Tilikumesque display is not permitted at this station.

3. I should really read an article that says what all happens when you start drinking more water as it’s been a wild ride with a lot of potty pit stops. The one thing I know for certain that happens when you start drinking more water is that you’re thirsty more often. Just two weeks ago, if I so much as barely made eye contact with a coke, my thirst was quenched all day. Now, I drink a gallon and then when I go to bed, I’ve got a mouth full of sand wondering how it’s been only a half an hour since I last downed a liter. My body was running quite efficiently on coffee all morning, 7 drops of dew, and a Coke Zero with dinner, I thought. I thought wrong. Supposedly my innards are being detoxed or some such shit. My innards were really put through the wringer with all my COVID treats, so I don’t know how just H2O plans to get through it all- maybe a power washer is necessary to this operation.

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