every day my kids have chocolate milk in the morning. everyday they beg to help put in the chocolate. i let them. and... they spill it.... all over. then they try to lick the spills up.... from the table... from their chairs... from their fingers... it's totally messy... and sorta gross! so... i made CHOCOLATE SPOONS. i just melted some chocolate in a glass bowl scooped it with a baby spoon into pink plastic spoons sprinkled on some sprinkles stuck them in the freezer and... voila! chocolate spoons! the next morning... when the girls wanted their choco milk. i warmed up the milk in a mug... gave them the spoons... and they stirred 'em around n' around until the chocolate melted. yummy chocolate milk! no mess. no fuss. HAPPY kids!
for my whole life i looked young. i was 12 and people though i was 6. i was 18 and people though i was 12. I was 25 and people though i was 18. i HATED it! and then, all of the sudden..
i look my freaking age! what is that about? it's gross!
i have wrinkles and... i swear... an AGE SPOT! ug. i think i just puked up a little as i typed that!
i never really took care of my skin cause i never expected this to happen. i mean... i've been use freaking coppertone as my face cream for the last 20 years! so... now i'm all crazy freaked about being wrinkly. and i want young, perfect, 18 year old skin. i've started buying the garnier nutritioniste products cause SJP promotes them and she looks good...(as iF she's using them) but do i NEED to shell out the bucks for schmancy creams and chemical peels? i don't want another 5 years to go by...and look another 5 years older.
ok. lemme explain. i started with the tights. i thought they'd be fun. a little color, a little flavor, whateve... but i put them on with one dress and they didn't match. so... i tried this dress. and it was cute...but i needed something underneath. hello, one shoulder! at first i had a black tank...and it looked good. black shoes, funky tights, gray dress, black tank. nice. but i knew i'd be cold at work with just a tank...and i don't have a black shirt...and it was time for the girls to go to school... so... i threw on this red one. i don't even know if i looked in the mirror before i left the house. and i went to work and didn't think about it. until my friend at work told me i reminded her of PUNKY BREWSTER! i wasn't insulted. i LIVED for punky! but... it did make me go to the bathroom, check myself out in the full length mirror and THINK.. what the heck am i wearing?
be honest, what do you think of my outfit? lay it on me!
for some reason i always thought you should spend about $30 bucks on a birthday gifts for your kid's friends. i dunno why. i dunno who gave me that number. maybe i made it up! and then one day i realized that my kids were getting $15 and $20 gifts for their birthdays. so... i decided to go with the flow and spend less cash per kid. but i just went to a great birthday party where i spent about $15 on the gift and, well... i felt cheap. the party was so nice and cute and i felt so bad that lily's present was sorta lame. i almost wanted to appologize for the crummy gift. or buy something else and pretend that i forgot it at home. but i didn't.
i give my kids dessert every single night. we're not talking a large wedge of cake or a banana split. i give them a cookie or a handful of m and ms... or a popsicle... or a little dish of ice cream with sprinkles... ya know, something small and sweet and delish! and cause lily can't have refined sugar i do the "healthy" version of all of the above (newman os, sun drops, all fruit pops, etc...) but... i was testing out the boards at work the other day and i posted "do you give your kids dessert every night" and 25 out of 30 people said they did NOT?! i was all, "huh?" i thought EVERYONE gave their kids dessert? maybe i just haven't been asking about it! so...
am i the only one on the planet who gives their kids dessert every single night!? am i messing them up by doing so? here i was thinking i was underserving them sweets and maybe, gulp, i'm overserving them!?
at least once a day a big fart by any one of us brings all of us into hysterics. it's like family fart bonding.
my kids also like the words vagina (or kagina) and butt. they never ever use them in a mean or insulting way. they just like to say them. and, gulp, we laugh when they do. they never say them in school or with their friends. it's sort of a family thing. i want them to grow up and not be ashamed of things and find humor in life. but i don't want them to be all gross and inappropriate.
do i curb their kaginas?
do i let them keep on laughing and kaginaing with us?
(ooh, i'm sorta scared here for what you're going to say!)
i don't post crazy-ass things on there or anything but sometimes people post semi-incriminating pics of me, or write silly things about my pics. and sometimes i comment on things or people comment on my things...and i just don't know that she needs to see all that.
do i friend her?
do i just sort of ignore that it ever happened?
do i have an honest convo with her about why i don't think it's such a great thing?
over the past two weeks about 7 kids in lily's kindergarten class have had strep. cut to: sasha's 3rd "annie" birthday party this weekend. the party started at 4:00 and lily felt great. she was running around all crazy, having a blast with her cousins until about 5:00when she plopped down on mike's lap and just laid there for an hour or so. i was all, "hmmm..." the next morning she woke up at 7:00 and complained that her throat hurt so i took her to the doc and... STREP!
do i email everyone at the party and let them know that lily had strep?
do i just sorta lay low and pray that nobody gets it? she wasn't really hanging with any of the 3 year olds!
when i was 7 years old i saw Annie and it CHANGED MY LIFE! then i saw a million other plays and they changed my life. man, my life changes a lot. well, not so much. until now, because i'm singing on BROADWAY, bay-bee!