Archive | January, 2009

>Movie Myths

28 Jan

>So you know those ideallic scenes in movies where it’s a busy workweek morning? The mom and dad and a kid are snuggling in bed and then the dad gets up. The mom then brings the kid into the kitchen and makes breakfast for the dad and then they kiss the dad goodbye? Yeah, that happened to me this morning!

Meredith woke up earlier than usual, so I brought her back to bed with us. Then Sam’s alarm went off and we all snuggled for a bit and then he got up to get ready for work. After a few minutes, I got up and went into the kitchen to make him some oatmeal for breakfast. Sounds pretty nice, right?

Well…truthfully…I took 1/2 a sleeping pill last night, so I was pretty groggy. It was cold in the house. And the reason why I got up to make oatmeal for breakfast is because last month, we got paid on the 23rd and this month, we get paid on the 28th, so we currently have no cold cereal and I didn’t want Sam to go to work hungry. Movie life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…


>Just in Case You Ever Wondered…

22 Jan

>This series of two back-to-back commercials perfectly illustrates the Louisiana experience…

Bear in mind this was airing in the 5:00 hour on ABC. Also, any commentary comes from the TV and not from me–I don’t say words like that. With all that in mind, you may want to wait until the kiddos are out of the room before you watch; it’s slightly risque…
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>What, Oh WHAT Should I DO??

21 Jan

>I’ve been in kind of a funk lately, which has seeped over into my blogging life. I have nothing to blog about. I just feel kind of…blah-g. However, I have a serious problem here and I honestly don’t know how to pursue it.

Sam gets a LOT of free laundry detergent from work. Like a lot. Like I’ve given away laundry detergent to a LOT of people, and we still have enough to last us through the middle of 2012. We generally get what isn’t selling well at the stores, as laundry detergent apparently has an expiration date and we get what’s about to go “bad.” Of course, that rule isn’t hard and fast–occasionally we’ll get something that’s doing well.

I’m currently working through what expires first, which, right now, is Tide Pure Essentials White Lilac. I have 3 more bottles of it to go. Then comes several cases of original Gain. However…last week, Sam brought home a big box of the holy grail of laundry detergent: Original Tide with Bleach. Heaven. Oh, how I love Original Tide with Bleach. It’s powdered detergent, so it’s not like I can use a bottle here and ad bottle there; once I open it, the OCD in me needs to use it all at once. Also, the OCD in me does not like that this box is not like the others. However, I also feel that I should hold out for as long as possible.

So what do I do? After I finish up my bottle of White Lilac Tide, do I move onto the precious box of Tide with Bleach? Or do I use the other 3 bottles of White Lilac Tide, considering they expire before the Tide with Bleach? Do I save the Tide with Bleach for a truly rainy day and keep using the stuff that will expire before it does? Do you SEE? Do you UNDERSTAND? These are the things I agonize over. Who knew life could be so full of difficult choices…

>How Did This Happen?

12 Jan


Yeah, um, when did I become the mother to a 4-year-old? What the heck? They’re supposed to stay babies! 4 has been a hard birthday for me–1 was hard, 2 and 3 didn’t bother me, but 4 has been hard. On the upside, it appears that he has decided that he is indeed human once again; it’s sure nice to have my sweet boy back after, like, a year-and-a-half.

Anyway, he had a very nice birthday. We woke up and had pancakes (which is like NEVER at our house on a weekday!) and then I took him to school. I came during snack time and brought cookies, so it was fun to see him in his little element. After I picked him up, we picked up his birthday balloons and then we came home and got ready for his party. We just had a few friends–the Walkers, Reimers, Glisans, and Gouldings came over and I was reminded how small our house is. However, it was very fun to have everyone over and Clark later informed me that he had a perfect birthday. Thanks, everyone, for calling and coming by! He definitely felt like king of the day!

>WHAT Kind of Jammies?

9 Jan

>Tonight, Sam was helping Clark put on his new Superman jammies that he got for Christmas.

Sam: I wish *I* had Superman jammies.

Clark: Yeah…

Sam: What other kinds of jammies do you have?

Clark: I have Superman jammies, I have racecar jammies, and I have bow-chicka-bow-wow jammies.

Sam: What?

Clark: [singing] Bow-chicka-bow-wow…

So I have RACKED my brain to figure out where he would’ve heard this and the ONLY thing I can think of was an episode of King of the Hill we watched over a year-and-a-half ago when Boomhower “sang” that.

>Dirty Thoughts…

8 Jan

>Clark: Mom, I’m thinking about something dirty.

Mom: Oh, yeah? What are you thinking about?

Clark: Mud and slime and poop.

Let’s just hope those are the only dirty thoughts he has for a loooooooong time. Like ever.

>Just a Word of Warning…

1 Jan

>If you’re looking for a replacement crotch strap for your child’s stroller, your Google search might become really interesting…