Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Birthday cake

Just so you know, getting flour in your eyes doesn't hurt at all.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

60 pounds total

So, Q2 had her 2 year appointment today!
Weight: 25 pounds (About 25% for weight)
Head: 48cm Maybe? I can't quite remember this. But it was only 1 cm larger than 6 months ago. Thank god. Her head is big. Just like C3's head. Big.
Height: 34 inches (just over 50% for height)

The doctor was impressed with her speech/language. Q2 loved getting her ears and belly checked. All was good.

Oh, and by the time C3 was dropped off at school by my friend Cathy, she'd stopped crying. It was only an hour of screaming "I need my Mumma!"

Yeah. I'm needed.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


This morning at 6:02, not a bad hour, considering, I woke to some light crying and the following:
Q2: I don't like the new coffee!
Brief pause.
Q2: I don't like the new coffeee!
Brief pause.
Q2: I don't like the new coffee!
Since Q2 doesn't yet drink coffee regularly, and she certainly isn't picky about the coffee she drinks, I thought maybe this was a dream, and she'd go back to sleep. But it just got more intense.
Q2: I don't like the new coffee! I don't like the new coffee!
Maybe she wasn't talking about coffee after all.
Q2: I don't like the blue puppy! I don't like the the blue puppy! I don't like the blue puppy!
I thought, great, she'll throw the dog out of the crib and we'll be done with it. So, through the wall I suggested that she ditch the dog and go back to sleep.
But that didn't work. And I began to think she wasn't saying she didn't like the blue puppy, either.
So I went in to find her standing up, pionting at the monitor on the windowsill.
Q2: I don't like the girl talking! I don't like the girl talking!
Ah. She'd been hearing voices. Much easier to deal with. Psychotropic drugs should take care of that nicely.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Yesterday's post reminded me

About 3 weeks ago somebody thought I was a grandmother. A grandmother. Maybe I don't look as much like I did in high school as I so giddily thought.

Granted, she was 5 and wanted to know if I had a granddaughter for her to play with, but that is almost beside the point.

It is unpleasant to be considered a grandmother at 37.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Is it or is it not

It might be, but it sure doesn't feel like a completement when somebody says I haven't changed at all since high school ... but I assume it is not meant unkindly.

But I didn't feel attractive at all in high school. I didn't. I wasn't. SO. It stands to reason I'm now an awkward, ugly adult with wrinkles.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

punching bag

The thought of somebody imagining my face on a punching bag to get rid of their stress and anger at me really kind of creeps me out.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Existential questioning

(Blankie over head) Q2: Daddy, where me? (hee-hee)
(driving) C38: Oh, no, where is Q? Where could she be? Is she in the way back?
Q2: No!
C38: Is she on the roof of the car?
Q2: No! (pulls blankie off head)
C38: There you are!
Q2: (hilarity reigns) Hee-hee-hee!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New recipes

C3: Mumma, I'm hungry. Can I have some honey?
E37: No, honey isn't a hungry snack.
C3: OK, can I have oatmeal and peas and honey?
E37: Yes, you may.

.5 cups quick oats
.5 cups skim milk
frozen blueberries
frozen peas

Pour Quick oats into bowl. Cover with skim milk. Put in microwave for one minute. Cook on high. Take out and stir in enough blueberries & peas to cool it down instantly. Add dollop of honey.

Surprisingly tasty.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It'll never get this good again

You can't beat watching your kids share a ride-on toy that is too small for one of them, and much too small for two of them! They are adorable riding on the little car together!

And, each of them were getting their own drinky yogurt this morning, same flavor, same size, same everything.

C3: Can we share one? Q1 likes to share.
Q1: Mmmhmmm!
C3: Sharing is fun.

Watching them drink one yogurt with two straws was cuter than cute!

Monday, April 7, 2008


Q1 likes to do everything C3 does, of course. If C3 points, Q1 points. If C3 says she will wear a bib, Q1 will wear a bib.

Walking at the Building Museum the other day, C3 was walking and fell down, got up, and kept going. You'd think falling down wouldn't be something you'd want to imitate. But Q1 then intentionally fell down, got up, and kept going.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

But my brain

Tons of funny stuff has happened, but I can't remember any of it. I was getting worried there for a moment, but then I remembered that it was normal for being a parent.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Why they had to get out of the tub after 4 minutes

I should know better, I suppose.

To a 3 year old "Don't touch your sister" actually means "Maul your sister with your fingernails and teeth! Do it, do it NOW!"

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


For the under 4-set, a pair of undies also doubles quite nicely as a bra. Just put both arms into the large hole, then one arm each in a leg hole and it rests quite nicely against the chest.

It provides all the support they need.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Gas prices are so high, maybe that's why

Have your daughters or sons:

Nursed their dolls?
Nursed their stuffed animals?
Nursed a school bus?
Nursed each other?

I'm just wondering if nursing a school bus is normal behavior. I thought so until the school bus wanted the other side, too.