Sunday, March 31, 2013

Thanks Pinterest!

I did the overachieving April Fools Day Mom thing last year.  This year, I don't have the energy, plus it's a Monday, when The Husband helped out so much last year and without that support, I suck.  So, this year, they get brownies.  Pinterest style

 Of course, I have the real things. Just finished baking them and am hiding them in the bedroom until after dinner. Making my children go crazy has its limits.  Of course, the kids had their own prank to play, that they have been planning for an entire year.  Salt in the sugar bowl.  Should make The Husbands morning coffee extra interesting!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I Squishy Heart IKEA

We are buying the girls loft beds.  SHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  They don't know.  It's a surprise.  We went to Ikea to look at the ones we are after (metal beds, because wooden beds aren't cool, according to my deluded 10yr old).  After seeing them, my husband was convinced they were best for the room, to free up space.  Now we just need to make sure they will fit.  We left $67 later.  That's not including lunch.  I've never been so grateful to be full fast in my life.  I got a wrap.  Something that costs me 323 calories at home.  If I had eaten the whole thing at Ikea?  800 calories.  For a buffalo chicken wrap.  It would have been only 30 calories more to get the swedish meatball plate!

OK, off of calorie counting for a moment, I did get something cool.  I've been wanting one of those road rugs for Asher.  You know the ones that have roads all over them, that you drive cars on?  That I keep finding for $40+?  I got a small one for only $13.  That's right.  $13.
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 I then bought 2 scrapbooks that are adorable and cloth covered for only $2.60 a piece.  We will give them to the girls for Disney to get autographs.  I'll later place the pictures of them with each character.  I also bought quite a few other things, including a baking tray and an awesome marble rolling pin.  (only 15!!!!!)
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 IKEA should pay me for this blog post. And because my kids are gorgeous....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

It was all dad's fault

We were talking about camping tonight, as my husband is dying to go.  The ever vocal drama tween piped up with "if a bear eats me, my tombstone has to read it was all dad's fault".  Even in death, she wants to blame her dad. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Guess who finally got his smile back?  I was starting to think he would never smile or laugh again, my poor little man was so lethargic and pitiful.  Today, he woke up and was all bounces and smiles!


Saturday, March 16, 2013

To Be A Drama Tween When Sick

And to be so pretty while being sick!  In fairness, as soon as she threw up, she declared she was feeling much better.  And then screamed that she hated me and that I was the worst mother ever when told her that she would NOT be going to a friends birthday party today.  

Thursday, March 14, 2013

2 down, 3 to go...

I don't think I've ever seen this baby not smile. :( 
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

We're Back!

So, I posted the other day about a board I frequent.  Long story short, there was some drama.  When isn't there, when you get a huge group of women together?  However, this was power tripping drama.  That lead to the great board split of 2013.  And to an awesome new site that some awesome mamas put together fast.  In fact, you could say that We Came For The Bargains....

But stayed for the drama.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Suessy Breastfeeding

While reading a local mommy forum, I came across this poem.  Made me smile.  Before anyone gets offended, I do not care how you feed your child, just as long as you feed your child.  Now, to the poem!

Would you nurse her in the park?
Would you nurse him in the dark?
Would you nurse him with a Boppy?
And when your boobs are feeling floppy?

I would nurse him in the park,
I would nurse her in the dark.
I’d nurse with or without a Boppy.
Floppy boobs will never stop me.

Can you nurse with your seat belt on?
Can you nurse from dusk till dawn?
Though she may pinch me, bite me, pull,
I will nurse her `till she’s full!

Can you nurse and make some soup?
Can you nurse and feed the group?
It makes her healthy strong and smart,
Mommy’s milk is the best start!

Would you nurse him at the game?
Would you nurse her in the rain?
In front of those who dare complain?
I would nurse him at the game.
I would nurse her in the rain.

As for those who protest lactation,
I have the perfect explanation.
Mommy’s milk is tailor made
It’s the perfect food, you need no aid.

Some may scoff and some may wriggle,
Avert their eyes or even giggle.
To those who can be cruel and rude,
Remind them breast’s the perfect food!

I would never scoff or giggle,
Roll my eyes or even wiggle!
I would not be so crass or crude,
I KNOW that this milk’s the perfect food!

We make the amount we need
The perfect temp for every feed.
There’s no compare to milk from breast-
The perfect food, above the rest.

Those sweet nursing smiles are oh so sweet,
Mommy’s milk is such a treat.
Human milk just can’t be beat.

I will nurse, in any case,
On the street or in your face.
I will not let my baby cry,
I’ll meet her needs, I’ll always try.
It’s not about what’s good for you,
It’s best for babies, through and through.

I will nurse her in my home,
I will nurse her when I roam.
Leave me be lads and ma’am.
I will nurse her, Mom I am.

Unknown author

...and we all fall down

Royal Princess came home from her weekend at her dads yesterday.  She said she tried to call me, but they wouldn't let her.  (How shocking)  Why did my baby girl want to call me?  She fell victim to the wonderful stomach virus going around.  We all know how contagious that bitch can be.  My poor baby looks so pitiful.  :(

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

So we meet again, Margo Moo Cow

A device of torture really shouldn't look so happy.  Is she cheerful that I am about to terrorize my son twice a day for a minimum of a week?  Is she trying to smirk?  Is it some form of sarcasm on behalf of her makers?

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My demanding prince is sick.  Double ear infections and so much congestion that the doctor said he was making her head hurt for him.  Yet, despite my sleepless nights and his clingier state, he's HAPPY.  Smiling and giggling.  Being his demanding self.  Is this buttering me up for torture to come in later years?  "Mom, you can't be angry, remember what a sweet baby I was?  That totally makes up for me driving the neighbors car into the lake! You owe me mom!"

It true, after years of torture at the hands of Margo Moo Cow, I probably will owe him.

Monday, March 4, 2013

1yr Sams Club Membership for $5!

Living Social has a deal for 1 more day on a Sams Club membership.  Normally I don't care to belong to bulk stores, but for $5, the gas savings will be totally worth it!  You pay $45 for the membership, but they give you a $20 gift card and then $19.84 in food service vouchers!

From Living Social:
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Membership Has Its Benefits
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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Just when you stop believing in weird

I belong to a few mommy boards online.  There's Babycenter, the forum that introduced me to how bad the mommy wars can be, and transformed me into the mom that I am.  There's a private board in a private place, there's the Babycenter spin off,, and then there is a local board I found out about early last year.  The local board was strange to me, because for some reason, I just didn't picture my little town having something like that.

On the local board, there is a sub forum for AP moms (attachment parenting).  About a week ago, I posted about how I feel lonely sometimes, because I don't quite fit in around here.  That I've had mean things said due to my so called "crunchy" ideas.  Then today, at a Doctor Suess thing at our local mall, I saw a mom babywearing.  This is the FIRST time I've seen a mom babywearing outside of the internet.  (Bjorns don't count). 

It was one of the moms commenting on the thread!  I didn't realize it until I had gotten home of course and was updating my thread about the coincidence.  Sometimes it's the little things that can seem so big when you are feeling so alone.  :)

I think we're crazy

My husband and I planning on staining our ugly kitchen cabinets.  He just requested the time off for us to do it.  I think we've lost our minds.  While more expensive to pay someone to do it, it would be SOOOOOO much easier!