My Life

A few weeks ago I was in bed with LagosDad.

Get your mind out of the gutter!  I was playing Candy Crush and he was reading the Daily Mail!

Anyway, I finally completed a level in the game that had been irritating me for days on end.  I shouted out, “YESSSS!”  When he looked over at me, I explained that I’d finally finished level XXX of Candy Crush.  Notice how I’m not saying which level?

LagosDad then tells me, “You really need to get a life.”

WHAT?!  Who does he think he is anyway?

I looked at him and said, “How could you say such a thing to me?  Don’t you know by now that Candy Crush is my life?”

He now thinks, and no doubt so do you, that I am beyond help.

Television

My television is on all the time.  I’m not always watching it (though I do watch a lot) – but I like to have it on – you know, for background noise.  Sometimes it’s the news, sometimes MTV, sometimes some rubbish on The Style Network – but it’s always on.

Last week a couple of new expats arrived in LagosDad’s office. LagosDad told me they needed cable in their apartment.  Ok…  And?  He then went on to tell me that since our satellite box/dish thingy needed to be upgraded, he was planning on moving it to the expat apartment and getting us a new one.  Cool.

I told him to WAIT UNTIL HE HAD PURCHASED THE NEW ONE BEFORE MOVING THE ONE WE HAD.  He agreed.

On Saturday afternoon (in the middle of America’s Next Top Model omnibus) the cable guy came and removed our dish and decoder.

Today is Thursday.  THURSDAY.  AND WE STILL HAVEN’T GOT A NEW ONE!

DOES HE NOT REALISE HOW MANY TV SHOWS I’VE MISSED?

Eastenders every weekday.  The Lying Game on Sunday. Jerseylicious on Tuesday.  A new show that started on Tuesday last week (can’t remember what it’s called).  White Collar tonight.  Ringer tonight.  Desperate Housewives tonight.

On the plus side, I’ve been reading a lot.  Absolute nonsense, total trash – but still reading.  Not really the point though, is it?

WHY DOESN’T HE EVER BLOODY LISTEN TO ME?

Jealous Toddler

I have a jealous toddler.

At first I thought it was quite cute.  If the dog is sitting in my lap and having a cuddle, Vinay usually comes running over, pushes him off and takes his place.  So cute, right?

A couple of months ago, I was helping a friend’s daughter up a step.  Vinay was holding one hand and the little girl my other hand.  Vinay pushed her.  I was quite mortified, but, I have to admit, secretly pleased.  

This morning, at playgroup, a little girl threw something which just missed my head.  Her mum immediately reprimanded her and made her apologise to me.  The girl apologised by rubbing her forehead against mine.  Awww!  Vinay was sitting in my lap at the time and got annoyed with her.

I think being jealous of other children is quite normal.  

What worries me is that he’s jealous of LagosDad as well!

Let me give you a couple of examples.

When V watches a DVD in our room, he pushes us both back so we’re lying down on our own sides of the bed and then sits between us or cuddles with me.  BUT, he will not allow LagosDad and I to touch each other.  We cannot hold hands, my elbow cannot be touching his elbow and we cannot kiss.  Not even a peck.

Last night we were sitting next to each other on the bed and I had one arm around LagosDad.  Vinay came along and moved my arm.  Then he saw that our legs were touching and he moved my leg.  And all the while he was shouting!

When we first realised that he got annoyed, we’d have a cuddle on purpose, just to see his reaction (is that mean?).

But now it’s getting to be a bit much!

Has anyone else experienced this?  Is it normal?  What should we do?