I Try

January 16, 2007 · 0 comments

(Macy Gray)

American Idol is back on! This is my favorite phase (and I missed the first hour because my exhausted 3year old was being just that!). I love the auditions. Once the audience starts voting, I stop watching.

Matt was on me like mad today – totally needy and wanting me by his side, playing everything, seeing everything, and by the end of the day (when he got tired and started being mean) I was just done. Some days the whole choose your battles thing means he gets his way more the more he cries and fusses. Tonight I held my ground – it was so stupid. He wanted to go back downstairs (after I carried him up to his bedroom crying because he kicked me one more time), and I told him we could as soon as I changed his diaper. He kept screaming and crying. I told him to go ahead down, but he wanted me with him. So I held my ground (and got a little pilates in while sitting on his floor), until finally he relented to the diaper (as long as I got a different one out) and crawled into bed. One book later, he was out.

I appreciate exhaustion. I get cranky when I’m at that point, too. And although he was needy today, he was really good all day, and very talkative, so I hate ending the day on a bad note. But he rebounded, as did I, and all is well.

Tomorrow the tile guy should be back to work on the bathroom. It’s got to get done – they took my toilet out yesterday and now I have to go up or downstairs to the bathroom in the middle of the night! 😛 Yes, for the record, this is still the originally fixing of the bathroom floor from the turkey debacle!!

Adultery = Life in Prison. Woohoo!!!

In a ruling sure to make philandering spouses squirm, Michigan’s second-highest court says that anyone involved in an extramarital fling can be prosecuted for first-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony punishable by up to life in prison. (Detroit Free Press)

Adopted by the Legislature in 1931, Section 520b of the Michigan Penal Code says, in part:

1) A person is guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree if he or she engages in sexual penetration with another person and if any of the following circumstances exists:

(c) Sexual penetration occurs under circumstances involving the commission of any other felony.

Source: Michigan Compiled Laws

😀 Come on! This is fantastic!!!! Especially this part:

“Technically,” he [Judge William Murphy] added, “any time a person engages in sexual penetration in an adulterous relationship, he or she is guilty of CSC I,” the most serious sexual assault charge in Michigan’s criminal code.

No one expects prosecutors to declare open season on cheating spouses. The ruling is especially awkward for Attorney General Mike Cox, whose office triggered it by successfully appealing a lower court’s decision to drop CSC charges against a Charlevoix defendant. In November 2005, Cox confessed to an adulterous relationship.

I’m starting to wonder about Matt & potty-training.  He’s gone from pretty interested to not so much lately.  I’m not sure how to get past the hump.  I don’t want to scare him or make him anxious about it, but man, it’s TIME to get moving on this!!!  Any tips or tricks out there, oh blog-readers??

On the other hand, he’s learning a lot more about letters and numbers lately, so at least we’ve got that going for us!  🙂

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