Sunday, May 20, 2012

Toddler Antics of the Past Week

Friday night:

I was up late last night working on some writing. 
Robbie gets out of bed around 1am, ignores me and goes straight to the fridge. I ask what he's doing, he says "I cook", and starts moving a chair. 

He'd gotten 2 waffles out of the freezer, put them in the toaster, and turned the toaster on. When they popped up, he grabbed them, then went back to bed. When I went in there, he'd eaten half of one and was snuggled up with the rest.


Me: Let's go fix dinner.
Robbie: Cake please.
Me: No, we need real food first.
Him: Pie?

Yes, I do feed him, but I think he may be part Hobbit

Friday, May 18, 2012

Why I Didn't Weed the Garden

Today started out with good intentions. I had a lot to do, was more motivated than usual (OK, that's not much, but it's a start), and was gonna get some stuff done around the house. Most of this is because my husband has been working a second job and I feel kind of guilty slacking here while he's working 16 hours some days, but it's a start.

My first bright idea was to go ahead and shampoo the carpet while the rugrat was still in bed. I picked up, vacuumed, and wet down a few areas with boiling water and carpet shampoo as a spot treatment, then went to get the shampooer and realized I was missing a piece I needed. After spending 40+ minutes looking for it, I threw in the towel and decided to weed the garden instead.

That's our mower under the tarp on the left. It's broken, obviously.
I went outside with my son and watered the plants we have starting on our back porch first. Luckily, I saw a squirrel in the yard and decided to show it to my son and stand there for a while and let him watch it

That was all good, until it got close to the garden and I saw this huge snake. I thought about running down there and attacking it with the garden hoe, but I didn't want to be handling snakes and swinging sharp metal objects with a 2 year old instead, so we watched it cruise around the gardens and went back inside instead.

Seriously, the thing was at least 3 feet long!
Since my carpet shampooer had already crapped out on me earlier in the morning, I took it as some sort of sign that I should just throw in the towel on actual work for the day.

We packed up our stuff and went to the park, because there was no way I was going back in that yard with the anaconda wanna-be lurking around in the grass.

I did go down there later to water the garden and didn't get eaten by the snake, but I am officially freaked out for the rest of the summer.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Boring Shoes + Sharpies!

This is what I wanted the Sharpie markers for a week or so ago.

I've had these plain white tennis shoes for a while and they're so boring I never wore them anywhere. Even for around the house white is just not the best color because it shows every little stain and mark.

I decided I wanted something more fun, but it took me a while to decide what to do with them. I had though about coloring them to look like wingtips or saddle shoes, but my 80s/90s nostalgia won out.

If you are in or near your 30s, you probably remember Lisa Frank. They made stickers, folders, stationary, and all sorts of things featuring neon-colored animals, unicorns, and other stereotypical girly stuff. It's still around, but I think it was much more popular in the late 80s-mid 90s, when I was in elementary and middle school.

As much of a tomboy as I was/am, I have an undying love for the stuff, especially Markie the unicorn. I even carried folders and notebooks with him on them in college and in the office when I worked as a real estate broker, so I just had to bust out the markers and make me some neon rainbow unicorn shoes.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Roller Skating

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