Thursday, September 13, 2012

A couple things recently...

I decided to be a little girly the other day and paint both Adalyne's and my toenails. It was surprisingly easy for Addie since she only needed one small dab on each toe. Mine were a little more difficult, especially since Addie was more interested in the mint green on my toes than the shimmery pink on hers. She repeatedly tried to lick my drying nail polish.

I went a step further and decided to do my fingernails. As I finished painting my left hand, I thought Gosh, these look guh-ood, why don't I do this more often? 
And then I attempted to paint my right hand and remembered immediately why I never paint my finger nails. Five minutes later and a half a cup of chemicals and my nails shed their goopy, bumpy, bubbly alien texture and return to human. 


Is there any way to avoid taking a toddler out into public? The past few experiences have been...eventful, to say the least. 

At the DMV (yes, I had to go back), she attempted to repeatedly lick the gold electrical outlet on the floor in the dead center of an overly large circle of spectators.

At Wells Fargo, while I discussed opening a second account with a bank representative, she managed to completely soak my pants with cup full of water.

While signing up for some college courses at Mesa Community College (yes, I am back to school to transfer my teaching license to AZ), I had to take said daughter on campus. Worst. Idea. Ever. In the two hours we were there, she emptied all of the "Welcome to Campus" brochures all over the ground, licked the highlighters in the bookstore, tried to escape out of every open door while running through roped off lines, ate some unidentified food off the floor, and ended the day by turning off the computer that signed students in and kept track of the student order. Yeah, I saw her do it and played ignorant. 10 minutes later, the room came to a screeching halt as all the little college helpers tried to figure out how their system came crashing down. One kindly man suggested it was Adalyne - gasp! how dare he?!?!


So, as mentioned, I'm back in school and I think I might have gotten a little stupider since I last tried to enroll in college courses, since the process took me over 36 hours (to sign up for 2 classes) and over 4 days to login. When I called the information desk to find out my first step in attending, the conversation with my advisor went like this: 

Me: So, I would like to take some classes. 
Advisor: Okay...
Me: So.... I would really like to take them at your college. 
Advisor: Okay......
Advisor: Well, have you applied to see if you will be accepted? 
Me: Oh yeah....that's how it works....

The incredible thing is that the whole process was ridiculously complicated and pretty much nothing went right the first fact, I was dropped from my classes. It was a nightmare, but I'm half way done. Oh, and textbooks are ridiculously expensive.