Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Non-Jr. Kid Shows

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The kids have graduated from Nick Jr. to regular Nick.  And with that comes a loooooooooot of Sponge Bob.

Also, this Sanjay and Craig show, which I don't let them watch.  I don't know why.  It just looks kind of obnoxious.  Of course, by not letting them watch it, it has now become like the most coveted show of all time.  Oh, the angst that is caused when I make them change the channel!   The pain!  The misery!

I told them tonight at dinner that when I was little, I only got to watch cartoons ONE MORNING out of the ENTIRE week.  They looked at me like that was the craziest thing they ever heard in their little lives.  Scott added in that we only had FOUR channels to choose from.  And then I topped it off with "Yeah, and we didn't even have remotes!  We had to go up and turn a knob on the TV to change the channel!"

Then I felt really old.  Doesn't help that my bunions are acting up today.

So yes, "Sanjay and Craig" is on the banned list.  Along with "Dog With a Blog", which I think might be the worst show I've ever seen in my entire life.  Like I literally wish the dog would get run over by a car so I never, ever have to sit through it ever again.

But there are some shows I kinda sorta like.  Like "Good Luck, Charlie", for one.  I love the mom on that show - she's so sassy.  Side Note:  I had my mind blown the other day, when I realized that the girl who sings "The Way" is actually Cat from Victorious/Sam & Cat.  I find it very depressing that I know that.  What's even more depressing is that I then googled the other Victorious cast members, and found out that Jade sings the theme song to the Winx Club.  What's even more depressing than that, is that I love the theme song to the Winx Club.  I think I need an intervention.

Maybe one day I will reclaim my TV from the kids.  Although.....

GENIUS IDEA ALERT!

Instead of using the parental controls on the TV to ban all the grown-up stuff, maybe I should use it to ban all the KID stuff!  Then they won't come near my TV!!!!!  Mwah hah hah ha hah!

Why have I never thought of this before????

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Stream of Consciousness on a Monday Afternoon

So, I guess Google really meant business when it said that Google Reader was going away July 1.  Dangit!  Now I need to find some other way to organize my blog reading.  Blargh.

In other news, the kids are in daycare this summer and LOVING IT.  They've gone on an insane amount of field trips.  Seriously, I think they've done more activities this summer than in the past five summers combined.  So whatever guilty feelings I had about sending them to daycare have disappeared, which is nice for the self-esteem meter.

We are thinking about taking the kids to Disney World this winter.  I am totally excited and will probably get border-line obsessed with the planning process soon.  We probably won't tell them until Christmas, which is going to be extraordinarily difficult for me from a secret-keeping perspective.  Argh.  I hate secrets.  Actually, I love secrets, I just hate keeping them.  Wait, that's not true either.  I love hearing secrets and telling secrets.  I just hate that 'oh crap, I just told a secret' feeling you get after telling the secret.  PSA of the Day:  Don't tell me secrets.  I'm bad at keeping them.

There is a fly buzzing around my head right now and it is driving me slightly insane.  Just thought I would share.

I am feeling a strong urge to redecorate my house.  I went to a barbecue at a partner's house last night and their house was so cute.  I feel like my house has so much open space and blank walls.  I want to fill it up somehow, but am not sure how to do it without it looking like the art section at Bed, Bath & Beyond just threw up all over it.  Challenges. 

Why is it that when you want to kill a fly, they refuse to land anywhere?  So you end up waving the fly swatter around your head like a maniac hoping to swat it down mid-flight?  Gawd, why can't it just go fly around in the living room?  Why must it buzz about my head?

Argh.

Anyway, that's it for today. 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kindergarten Therapy

Aidan brought home his daily journal from kindergarten the other day.  Found this little gem from December.

(I've translated below in case you don't read kindergartener).

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Ahem.  So I guess I'm mean AND wishy-washy.  And apparently crazy, since that looks like a pretty steep hill I let him go sledding down.

At least I gave him some hot chocolate afterwards.  I hope.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Vitamin Beach

I went to the doctor a few weeks ago and found out I am deficient in Vitamin D.

She prescribed these:


Hmmmmm.

Do you think I could talk her into prescribing this instead?


(Does health insurance cover beach vacations?  If not, I need to find myself a lobbyist, stat.)

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Recap

Easter was filled with candy, candy and more candy.  And that was just what I ate.  Seriously, I think I might have caught diabetes this weekend.  Next year, tell me not to buy so much, okay?  Same goes for Halloween.  And Valentine's Day.  And Fourth of July.  Dammit, I love candy, don't judge me!!!

Anyways, I stuffed the kids' Easter baskets full of goodies.  Aren't those pinwheels cute?  Ashley thought so, but Aidan and Owen decapitated them almost immediately and then plucked out the petals one by one.  They are now officially little boys, or else maybe serial killers.  Hard to tell.

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We also dyed Easter eggs.  Only one was harmed in the process, so I call that a success (one of the eggs, not one of the kids).

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We also had an Easter egg hunt on Sunday afternoon with cousins Leo and Ellie.  Every year we hide 50 regular eggs and one "Golden Egg" (which some years is actually silver, but semantics).  Everyone but Aidan and Ellie have found the golden egg in years past, so the adults "encouraged" the other kids to BACK OFF and let one of them find it this time.  Ashley promptly declared that rule "no fair" while Ellie advocated for making the golden egg easy to find since she is - in her words - "not a good egg-finder."

But in the end, there could be only one winner - and it was Aidan!

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OMG, he was so excited!  It was awesome he found it because he wanted to SO BAD.  The day before he was all moaning and groaning about it - apparently finding the golden egg is massive pressure for a kindergartner.   Ellie was a super good sport about it, which was awesome too.  (I have a feeling I know who's going to be finding the golden egg next year, if you want to place your bets now.)

Owen also had an awesome time hunting.

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As did Ashley.

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She found all of her eggs pretty quickly and then just trash talked the others while standing next to unfound eggs.  "Are you serious right now?"  "You have GOT to be kidding me!"  "You are looking right at it!"  Hmmm, no wonder Aidan was feeling the pressure.  Find the golden egg, or face public shaming by Miss Ashley Belle.

My sister-in-law Jen also made this awesome bunny cake!  Isn't it cute?  It was delicious, too.

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She is now officially in charge of all dessert-making for future family get-togethers.  I will maintain my position of wine purchaser / taster.   It is a difficult job but somebody has to do it.

Hope you all had a lovely Easter!

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