06 12 / 2013
"Teething is natural. A lot of research has been done which shows that babies are not more irritable or unwell when teeth come through."
Those researchers are all terrible at their jobs. And probably their babies were born with all their teeth. Or they had no babies.
Found when I discovered Mateo has an “eruption blister” over one of his forthcoming molars.
Evolution has really failed us here. Everything about teething is barbaric. For mother and child.
this makes no sense. child birth is natural too and it hurts a whole hell of a fucking lot. what a MORONIC thing to say.
not to mention, has this researcher ever had a g-d toothache him/herself? (let’s be honest, we know this was a him, for the aforementioned reason.)
03 12 / 2013
well thanks jess! while this is kinda making me feel like a throwback to like, livejournal days, i have a big soft spot for nostalgia of all kinds, so i can’t hate this. so here ya go…
1. Do you believe in soul mates? starting out with a tough one! i think i do, but i definitely don’t believe that has to mean there is one single, solitary match for each individual.
2. What’s the worst crime you’ve ever committed (whether you were busted or not)? i stole some stickers from a store when i was like …6ish? 7? i’m almost positive i knew what i was doing, but i wanted to see if i could get away with it. (i did.) (i realize that’s a lame one, but i guess i’m pretty tame.) and i used to see a lot of phish shows, so feel free to draw your own (accurate) conclusions.
3. Where is your favorite place on earth? i can’t pick just one! polebridge, montana; san francisco; a ski mountain pretty much anywhere in the world
4. What place do you most want to visit? brazil has been on my travel wish list for a long time
5. How many US states have you visited? i’ve taken three cross country road trips so i’ve been in all 48 of the continental states, and i’ve actually spent time in at least 39 of them. for some reason, i can’t remember really visiting any of these (nh, de, wv, sc*, ga, al, ms, ar*, mo), other than driving through (sorry if you live there, i’m sure your state is wonderful!) (*i did spend some quality time in a rest area in SC waiting for AAA, after locking our keys in the trunk; we exchanged the cooler we had bought for the road trip at a sports authority in little rock, because we realized we needed something smaller.)
6. If you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be? this is HARD. manchego cheese, penne vodka bolognese from the italian place around the corner from my house, some really good nachos with guacamole (i’ll probably die of scurvy or something not having any real vegetables here. oops.)
7. Do you believe in ghosts? i have no strong opinion either way.
8. Beer, wine, or booze? Don’t even tell me you don’t drink. just totally depends on my mood. i love all three equally, like children.
9. Do you wish you had more or fewer siblings than you currently have? i always wished i came from a bigger family.
10. What are you most looking forward to in the near future? 2 weeks off at the end of the year(!) and my daughters’ birthdays coming up
11. Since we are currently in the throes of the holiday season, it seems apropos to ask: what’s your favorite holiday (and don’t say your birthday)? probably thanksgiving though i also really love NYE (unpopular opinion there, i know)
04 11 / 2013
as you may or may not know, hanukkah is crazy early this year. another way to think of how weird this is? if we jews did the advent calendar thing - we’d have started it over a week ago. bizarre.
but anyway, this means that i have to start thinking about gifts…
…or do i?
couple of things that are on my mind this year…
- greg and i have significantly tightened our belts this year and i really don’t want to compromise that effort
- i’m pretty sure the kids (let’s be honest, harley) still don’t really know or care much about gifts - they’ll be excited if we get them excited, no matter how many shiny objects are wrapped up in boxes for them
- we’ve intentionally made purchases of gifts that were meant to stand the test of time and the changing nature of how they play (i.e., kitchen, a few ‘good’ musical instruments) - so why pick out some new major attraction to draw their attention away from some of the great stuff they already have?
- i think we jumped the gun on board games (3 was on the young side for most of them), so we have a good collection that don’t even get much use - definitely don’t need any new ones yet
- i don’t mean to be at all holy about this but i’m honestly a litle bit nauseated by consumerism sometimes, and how much stuff we have in our house that we do not need (but i don’t want to just throw it all away and fill a landfill… i’d love to sell it (see bullet point #1) but giving away is obviously the next best solution - i just have to actually do it)
- and maybe the biggest one… i legitimately can’t think of anything they need or that i’m excited for them to have
yknow, i’m not sure i knew exactly what direction i was going with this when i started, but i think the act of writing this has helped convince me… i’m not a scrooge or anything, but if there’s really nothing amazingly cool or exciting or that they actually need…? well i’m not going to buy in (literally) just to say i did. i’ll keep you posted on how that goes. tune back in in about 22 days (so very weird).
01 11 / 2013
my music of choice while running is rap and hip hop - the filthier, the better.
the other day as soon as i finished my run my phone rang, so when i answered, the music automatically paused. our conversation got cut a little short, and i got into the car to get my kids at day care… music came back on over the bluetooth but i honestly wasn’t paying much attention to it.
my friend called back a minute into my ride, i answered the phone, and so the music paused again. we chatted for a few minutes, i got out of the car and stood outside the door at day care, and then i knew my phone battery was running low & i wanted to get the kids, so i told her i had to go…
…but i had started walking into the building as i was saying goodbye…
…and as soon as i ended the call, ludacris is screaming right inside the lobby of my children’s DAY CARE center, “back seat windows up…”
know how the rest goes? it’s super classy. and he definitely got through a line or two more as my fumbling, embarrassed self nervously fidgeted with my phone until i could manage to hit pause.
"it’s, uh, my running music. i was just… on a run… i swear."
29 10 / 2013
i miss takeout variety.
and i want a kid-friendly, comfortable restaurant that isn’t chili’s or friendly’s. now don’t get me wrong - a food snob i am NOT - but that stuff just isn’t good for you. i can’t be ok with feeding that to my kids more often than once in a while.
i’d love being able to walk a few more places but i guess you could say i definitely knew what i was getting into on that one. just trying to add an item to this list that’s not all about food.
so in short… i’m hungry. i don’t want to cook. and i’m not sure what we should do for dinner tonight.