Tuesday, July 24, 2007

'Shrooms and Whey

We already knew that our little guy could be lured away from ice cream (which he loves) with bananas (which he loves more). But now we know how weird he really is. He spent the whole weekend eating mushrooms. His sister can’t even touch mushrooms without retching. He liked them even more than black olives and what little kid doesn’t love black olives? And then this morning it was cottage cheese. He ate every bit I gave him. Straight up. No fruit. He may not be human.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Low-level Programming

I’ve been consumed lately with the thought of having another baby. What the hell is the matter with me? I can barely handle the two I have right now with taking classes and working full-time. I’m so tired I keep making stupid mistakes. We’re broke all the time. If my kids even think about college it will be a community college for sure unless they get some really good scholarships or I miraculously get my shit together in the next couple of years and actually put something aside.

Maybe I’m just trying to compensate for my family’s current glut of seniors. We need some new blood, so to speak. (There’s a blatant rationalization if I ever made one.)

Hormones are evil; they control me at some base level. They talk to me and say babies are good, you like babies. And that’s true. I love babies and family and the whole package, but at some point I have to say “no more.” I just don’t know if that time is now.

Friday, July 6, 2007

How Craigslist May Just Save My Relationship with My Daughter

My daughter and I haven’t been able to spend as much time together since the baby came along. Her needs aren’t as immediate or constant as his are. Plus she talks. Like actual words. Which makes her more annoying than him. For now anyway. But over the last week or so we’ve been able to do some fun activities together. All because of things we found on craigslist. Maybe you’ve heard of it?

First, my husband found a trampoline in the “free stuff” category. It’s one of those big ones with the netting around it so you don’t go flying off and break your neck. Instead you just jump too close to the edge, get your foot caught in the springs and break your leg. Nobody’s broken anything so far and she and I have actually jumped on it. Together! And had fun! Who’da thunk it.

And then… then! My husband found someone selling a Wii for an almost decent price, so he bought it. Last night we all played tennis, golf and bowling until we needed showers. So, thank you craigslist for giving us the opportunity to enjoy family time and get some exercise. (Virtual bowling counts as exercise, doesn’t it?)