Home for 32 Hours and Nap Drama Ensues!
The last couple weeks have been so interesting and exciting and exhausting and… well, enough ands. I can’t say too much at this point, but I just shot a pilot for a new talk show. In the best of all possible worlds, the show will get picked up and I’ll have a regular national tv gig. Don’t jinx me though. I’m just going to sit back, relax and enjoy the waiting process. HA!
I interviewed for the pilot job less than two weeks ago. Booked it the day after the interview. Shot some segments here in L.A. two days after that. Flew to NYC on Friday, shot the in-studio pilot show on Sat (I was in NYC approximately 22 hours), flew home Sat night and now I’m home spending the day with my daughter before I have to leave again for a gig in Ohio. I’ll have to leave for LAX at 4:30am tomorrow morning. AHHHHH!!!
After the Ohio overnight, I’ll have the rest of this coming week at home with my little family and after that a little vacation before going back to work. I have a gig on Oct 3 in San Antonio with the Hot Tamales Live and Eva Longoria! It should be a good one.
Anyhoo, Aubrey was really excited to see me today, as was I, her. We did some painting, watched a Baby Einstein video with a snack and got snuggled in for nap time. She hasn’t fought a nap time for me in weeks. Maybe even a couple months now, but today was the day. I think she was just so excited to be back at my house with our dog, Bob Barker and me, that she decided to go a little kee-ray-zee.
This is a normal part of being a two year old. Tantrums come and go and she really doesn’t have all that many. I have to admit, I have a hard time not laughing at the things she says when she goes nuts. She fancies herself a real master manipulator and will say clever little things in an attempt to get me to cave in and forgo the nap. Today, when she was crying her little face off, trying to get me to come in her room and rescue her from the big bad nap time, here are some of the doozies she yelled out:
– I hungry! (she hasn’t quite gotten down “I am” or “I’m” yet)
– I need to paint!
– I see Daddy!
– I see Lee! (my boyfriend)
– I see Bob Barker! (our dog)
– I need go swimming!
– I take a bath!
– It’s ok it’s ok it’s ok!
– I see out the window!
– Read another book!
– I need Curious George!
– I want Time Out Chair! (that’s REALLY desperate)
I love that she thinks I’ll really fall for one of these. As if suddenly, I’ll think, “Oh my God! Aubrey DOES need a bath! I had better get her out of bed!” HILARIOUS!
My favorite of all time was the other night before she went to bed she exclaimed, “I need nuts!” She’s really into cashews right now.
I hope you’re all having a fun weekend!
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