Friday, June 20, 2008

Rosemary's Baby

Livie was *the* most angelic baby evah. Up until about 18 months she was so perfect. Yeah, well... I am now wondering if Seiuli made a deal with the devil and I gave birth to the devil's spawn. Thankfully she's not green and ugly looking like Rosemary's baby was. Her cuteness saves her on a daily basis. You think I'm kidding?? Here's proof. The block is my favorite part. (right at :30) :)

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omar said...

I'm not sure which part I like better, the part with the block or the part where she's hanging off the doorknob.

PJ said...

Don't mess with Livie!

S said...

Livie rules!!!! I am starting to head that direction with RED. Man oh man boys are betta!

S said...

to raise.

JC said...

Have you checked her Medulla? Might be Oblongada. I think the freaky part is the sideways glance when she screams.

Yvonne said...

The part with the block was great!

swampbaby said...

Quit toturing the poor child!! None of MY kids ever act like that. ;-)

Nobody said...

oh man, JC's funny!

It's like a scarey movie, but no one is chasing her!

Amanda said...

Gotta love the toddler stage. Luckily we are done with that. Forever! Phew!!! At least there is only one of her. ;)

Auntie Martha said...

That was so funny! Sitting here giggling by myself.
Save it so she can see it when she has children. lol
Martha Ala. Grandmother

Robin said...

Oh wow! Fun. Charlotte was the opposite. Terrible screamer of a baby with awful reflux and now she is actually quite mild and pleasant. However, my days are still long.

Klin said...

Is it rude for me to laugh? Because it isn't me. When AJ was little and threw one of those tantrum things, I said, "You are doing it wrong!!" Then I laid down on the floor and did the kicking and screaming thing. And whenever he did that again I told him to do it the right way. Being a boy there was no way, so his stopped.

Notice I used my boy as an example? Yeah, well the girls not so easy.

I love that Sei is following her around with the camera. Do you think she knew it was blog material and she was protesting?


Chel said...

oh goodness. you are a great mother... I'd be at the bar every night if Jaxon acted like that :)
The funny part is that she is so cute even when she isn't happy. I love it!

No Cool Story said...

The block was excellent!

I also loved it at :41 when she's holding on to the real, doing her sideways scream on her tip-toes.


I bet the scary dog on my blog would be scared of her.

s--max said...

That is too funny! But yes ~ even during it, she is still too stinkin' cute!

Anonymous said...

I tell you face to face.
Chief White Hair

Annie said...

The screaming was tough to take, but at least we got a tour of your house! Woohoo! Gorgeous.

Caronins little girl went through a stage like that. Crying, screaming, hanging on door knobs, pulling out her own hair. When she was born she was angelic, then the toddler years came. I am happy to report that she is now one of the sweetest girls you will ever meet, again.

Anonymous said...

What a little brat. You should try disciplining her instead of laughing at her. It might help.

Klin said...

Apparently anonymous doesn't understand toddlers. From the comment I hope he/she doesn't have children.

Come out and quit hiding if you are going to make stupid comments. She is NOT a little brat. She is a child.

I'm pretty sure I don't want to hear your idea of discipline.

Now bug off and go plague your own blog.

Help I need a user name! said...

Dear Anonymous-

Ah, I see our friends with no children, who think they know everything, are visiting again. Now, quick--go lie down, before you hurt yourself.

Oh, I'm I giving you advice without having any idea of the situation?? you know what it feels like!

Your concerns are duly noted...but not really cared about or acknowledged as anything worthwhile.

Go play in traffic.

Klin said...

Amen to Help I Need a User Name.

Tori :) said...

Oh anonymous... what's the matter? Too scared to use your real name?
I know she's totally bratty acting- at times. This was an extreme case- which is why we taped it.
Laughing at children is good for them. Otherwise ball growth can be stunted (obviously in your case). They also turn into anal, know-it-alls who post anonymous comments on people's blogs.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Actually, when I have kids they will never act like that! I've read all the books and know what to do. May you should go to Barnes and Noble and refresh and learn some effective parenting techniques.

Tori :) said...

LOL! Pleeeeeeeeease tell me that last anonymous comment was a joke.
"I've read all the books..."

Yeah, good luck with that. "All the books" were written by people (much like yourself) who have no clue. Is this my children's step"mom"?

Anonymous said...

People usually get upset with me when I tell them how it is. I'm not suprised to have it a nerve with you and your "loyal" wannabe therapist readers. It appears that the truth really does hurt.

I've just got two words for you... SUPER NANNY! Ive never seen anybody act out like that and I've seen every episode.

Good luck and God Bless

Tori :) said...

Who's upset? Your comments made my day. Everyone needs a good laugh occasionally.
I didn't realize your in depth education included not only books, but SUPER NANNY as well. My bad.

Klin said...

"loyal"- Yes.

Wannabe therapist. Nope. Got the credentials, degree, and training, too.

You do realize that Super Nanny is edited, right? Sorry if I spoiled it for you.

Most people who say, "when I have kids they will never act like that" usually end up eating their words. I've seen that time and time again. even funnier is that I actually said that. Before I had kids.

It's ok. There is hope for you.

Tori :) said...

True dat Klin. That's what I was going to say.
I'm curious if this is the only post this anonymous has read? I'm pretty sure it's obvious in my other posts that I have rad kids even though they threw the occasional temper tantrums when they were younger too.

Gretch said...

tori, Can't you block this anonymous person?? They are annoying!!

all I have to say to LIvie's video is

other kids do it too!!
BTW: Doesn't anonymous know children are not robots? Just for making those comments their children will be a triple threat!!

Chel said...


Holy crap. Anonymous can't seriously be that stupid... or can (s)he? Since when do babies come with instructions?

Livie is awesome. We'd have to be worried if she didn't have a temper tantrum every now and then! Glad to know she is happy, healthy and normal! :)

Don't block anonymous-- I need the laugh, especially when it's at their expense.

Tori :) said...

Oh I won't block her/it/him. It's been fun.

Suzanne said...

O.k. first to Anonymous, people think before they have kids they have all the answers. You know what? Kids come with their own personality and temperment. Kids sometimes just have a hard time or hard moments, regardles if you "know it all". When you finally have children, you'll understand. Until then, butt out. You have no clue what you're talking about.

Tori, I thought your video was hilarious!!! Hopefully this stage passes quickly! Maybe she'll be be to hoarse to do it again today! :)

Physcokity said...

I'm with Omar on that one, I can't really decide which one is better.

I don't envy you especially when they go into howler monkey mode, and anything you say or do in their general direction only results in them getting louder.

Sounds like she's getting a head start on her two's though. Good luck with that.

PS she is a cutie despite the sadness. Although the way the video started I would have thought that someone just left out the front door. said...

hi awesome tori :)

i loved the block moment, too. and we know that some of those books are written by people who have read, but not lived it -- not lived with raising kids. this is the hardest job i have ever had. i wish i didn't understand oh too well how hard it is to deal with difficult kids at times.

"when i have kids ... " please. man, if i had known what i known now, i may not ever have had kids. it's darn hard as all at times. but sometimes so sweet, too.

thanks for sharing. and for making a lighthearted moment out of it. you rock mama.

take care sweetie, kathleen said...

and i love the twin power cartoon with you all's heads on em. too funny!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Agreed that Anon will be eating their words one day! A friend of mine once said (shortly after giving birth) that she would have given the childless version of herself the finger. We all "knew it all" before we had kids. Books don't work! I read them all too! They each have like ONE point that MAY be applicable in the life of a baby/child.

Yvonne said...

Like said before, I say we give anonymous some little packets of salt and pepper, so he/she can carry them with them for the times they will have to EAT THEIR WORDS!!!!

Nancy Face said...

I feel guilty for laughing so hard! :D

Heffalump said...

Anonymous will be cursed with the "Your child will be just like that" curse.
The same one all our Moms cursed us with when we were bratty as children.
"I hope you have a child just like you someday."
When you judge other people's parenting anonymous, you automatically get the, "You will end up with a child just like that (or worse) curse."

No Cool Story said...

Oh man! This is why I should be online ALL THE TIME!!
I missed this whole post full of WIN from Anonymous.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh anon, you made me laugh so hard.

Nancy Face said...

Okay...I commented without reading the other comments...FOOLISH!

Anonymous is full

Millie said...

Anonymous said everything when she said "When I have kids..." ... no one judges more harshly than people who have no idea what the hell they're talking about.

(I said "hell")

I used to judge other people for the way they raised their kids. Then I had some. I realized how stupid I was to even think that I knew more than the kids' parents did about how to parent them.

Then, for good measure, I was given Rosalind.

I wish Anonymous 13 Rosalinds - and may they be, unlike my child, absolutely butt-ugly.

Millie said...

P.S. I've met Livie in person and she's awesome.

Millie said...

P.P.S. Anyone who would come to your blog and sling that kind of crap around while using the name "Anonymous" is a giant cowardly crybaby. Big talk from someone who can't even fess up to who she is.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. What Millie said.

P.S. I know who Anonymous is, since she's a big crybaby like me. And I can tell you, she is NOT awesome. In any way.

Unless it's her awesomely large butt.