December 15, 2009 12:15 am
In lieu of an actual post, I thought I’d reenter the blogging world with some randomness. Things are still tough around here so don’t expect an coherent thoughts out of me just yet. Bitter thoughts, of course.
We’re on week three with no TV for the kids. YOU READ THAT RIGHT, WEEK THREE OF NO TV. Which basically means I’ve turned into a preschool teacher and we spend all day/every day manipulating Play-Doh, building blocks, coloring, painting and playing with toys. Playing with my kids all day is exhausting. But fun. The kids seem much happier because of it and I guess that’s a good thing. Jerks.
Almost a month has passed since we went completely dye free with the kid’s diets. This basically means scouring every single label and not letting them ingest anything that was prepared with artificial food dyes. Do you have any idea how fucking hard this is? It sucks. It was completely necessary though, my kids had turned into little Linda Blairs and we traced the behavioral problems back to the dyes in the foods they were eating. More to come but if you want to read up on it, you can do so here and here.
Proof that the above dietary change worked was provided when we let Graham eat something made with Egg Beaters in the ingredients and he turned into a hyperactive monster for two days following because of the yellow dye in the egg beaters.
Today at Gymbo, there was a group of Stepford-ish moms who were meeting up for a playgroup. They were more interested in gabbing then watching their approximately 9 month old kids and I wanted to punch them in the face. The moms, not the kids. Then Graham walked up to one to say hi and she immediately put her hands in the air and backed away from him like he has the plague. What the fuck, bitch. I’m going to train Graham to cough on people when they do that.
The highlight of the last month is the new double sink we had installed in the kid’s bathroom. That’s really all the good news I have to share. Pathetic.
Did you know that Whole Foods takes back #5 plastics for recycling? They send them off to some company who uses them to make razors and toothbrushes. We’ve been saving ours for a few months and decided to make the trek across town to turn them in and ended up spending $100 since we’d never been there before and the place was awesome. Nicely played, Whole Foods. Spending green while going green.
In the interest of being green, we switched to LED lights on the house this year. Can I just say holy bright lights, Batman? I’m pretty sure our house is visible from space and I have to turn them off when they kids go to bed since I don’t want to chance them waking up.
I picked four kids off of one of the Angel Trees this year. Is it bad that I regifted some of Graham’s birthday presents to one of the kids? I got him the shit he wanted and threw some of our unwanted gifts in there too.
Elliot recently started screaming my name the way Whitney Houston screams BOBBBBBBBBY!!! MOMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! So every morning when she wakes up, I hear Whitney screaming from her crib. It’s not a pleasant sound.
Graham has turned into quite the backseat driver lately. He screams for me to stop at red lights and stop signs and reminds me constantly to keep two hands on the wheel. For someone who can barely even maneuver his tricycle, he sure has a lot to say.
In the midst of potty training, Graham has been accompanying both Jamie and I on pretty much every bathroom trip and asks a million questions as he gets all up in our business. Last week, Graham watched Jamie pee and said “you have a big penis, Daddy!”. Jamie later sheepishly told me the story since he was embarrassed by the ordeal. The next day, Graham told me “you have a BIG penis, Mommy!” (I don’t, btw). I told Jamie not to let it go to his head since Graham tells that to everyone.
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