Secret Mommyhood Confessions Saturday

My kid is a window-licker.

I know babies put everything in their mouth because it is a way of exploring.  They see, they smell, they touch, they hear, and of course, they taste.

I also know that baby drool, like dog drool, helps babies recognize things.

I also am aware the baby drool has certain germ-killing things in it (it really does!  I learned this from Eddie’s ped AND babycenter, so you know it’s GOT to be true!)

But as Eddie grew, so did his pension for relentlessly sucking on every last thing in our house.

Oh, he still puts things in his mouth from time to time, but it’s more to bite at stuff than to explore.  He doesn’t suck on lamby anymore (thank GOODNESS), but he will still put the head of superman in his mouth and bite at the pointy hair.  You know, toddler stuff.

However recently Cort and I have started noticed some, uh, licking.

Cort watched as Eddie pressed his face on our sliding door.  They giggled as Eddie’s face smooshed.  And then?  The lounge came out.  As Eddie slid his face, his tongue slid along on the glass.  Ew.

About a week ago Eddie and I were home together in the evening.  He walked up to a shelf we have with a lamp on it and started licking the shelving unit and then biting at the screws.  As he licked he watched me…smiling.

My child seriously watched me as he ran his tongue over the enter shelving thing.  Like he expected me to be all sorts of proud of him.

Um, what?

Yesterday our daycare provider, Miss Amy had a question for Cort during pick-up.  Did he know that Eddie licks windows?

Sigh…

Yes.  We know.

Does your toddler do this?  Is it normal?  And maybe the most important question…WHY is he doing this?

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And while you are feeling the love of Sluiter Nation, will you please vote for me in the Mom Central Grant Contest?  We have slipped to 5th place, and I would love to stay in the Top Five.  Please?

Luck? Be a Lady, Would You?

I’ve been told matching double digits is lucky.

You know…like 22, 44, 66.

Well it’s 2011.  The year?  is ’11.

I decided when the clock struck midnight and 2010 was gone that this WAS going to be a lucky year.

Also?  In 11 days I turn 33.

Luck is all over that, right?

Well, I am going to totally push that luck.

I have mentioned that I am trying GOING to go to BlogHer in August.  It is a pricey trip.  I have been busting my writing hump to earn some coins to add to the jar…you remember the jar, yes?

throwing in any dollars I can find!

Cort took the jar idea one step further…because he knows that his wife is a visual learner and information processor…and created this for me:

that is a looong way to the top!

So my first Luck Button that I am pressing is the Mom Central grant contest.  You can vote for me to be in the running for a $2,000 grant by voting for me every 24 hours here.  You can also read my proposal there for what I would use the money for.

The other Luck Button I have started pushing has really nothing to do with blogging.  It has all to do with me wanting something beautiful for us.

That’s right, I entered Eddie in a photo contest.  The pictures with the Top Ten votes get put up in front of a panel of judges to possibly win the awesomest piece of art EVER.

This is the pictured I entered…

VOTE FOR ME!

It’s number 94 in the line up on the Modern Bird facebook fan page.  And yes, the lovely Missy took this picture!

What do you think?  Is ’11 going to be a lucky year for us?  It’s proven itself so far with job news for Cortney and bloggy love for me!

Will you help push Luck along for us?

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