(photo: RIP Fantasy President David Palmer)
My adrenaline is finally subsiding after watching the back-to-back 2-hour season premieres of 24 but I will nonetheless be a hostage of Jack Bauer for the next 20 weeks. Thank God for TiVo. Within the first 10 minutes of the show on Sunday, Caroline locked herself in the bathroom and would only answer to the name "Abuela." I pressed pause and coaxed her out with a Hoodsie. Paulie was generally quiet aside from a few vocal outbursts of his latest word: PUPPY! PUPPY!PUPPY! PUPPY! ad infinitum. Last night was a little more relaxing. Paulie was snuggled with me drinking his milk and seemed as engrossed as I was. But at the next commercial break, I looked over and realized he was not drinking from his sippy cup but nibbling on a pillar candle. He had a mouth full of mulberry-scented wax. I pressed pause and dug it out.