Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
GPOYW - SO.TWO. edition. Having a toddler is like being in a abusive relationship. I know he doesn't mean it personally, but it's hard not to feel battle worn after carrying a screaming-kicking-mess though the Pierce's parking lot because he wants to run unassisted, right into traffic. The thing is, there is nothing more endearing or wonderful than a two year old who is getting what he wants and is laying the charm on thick. I LOVE YOU! I HATE YOU AND EVERYTHING ON EARTH! Life becomes a little more tolerable when you just accept that all toddlers are bipolar.
But I've come out the other end and I know that this stage ends. And someday when they see the Sesame Street logo, they won't say this:
I might miss this. Might.A video posted by Jared Paget (@jaredpaget) on
Monday, April 13, 2015
It turns out the best cure was actually throwing up. Apparently I had a 24 hour bug (Thing 3 got it too) and I didn't realize I was sick so I just assumed I was stressed because hello, this is me.
So I feel much better today! Stress is waayyy better than bugs.
Other things of note:
I just picked the Dude up from school and realized he'd been wearing his pants backwards. All day. This was nowhere near the first time, but usually it's sweatpants so it's not obvious. Today was totally obvious - they had back pockets. That were on his front.
A friend insisted on coming over today and helped me paint and clean for FOUR HOURS. There are a few walls that aren't totally terrifying anymore! I want to be that kind of friend. She has an older daughter who can watch the younger kids, and homeschools too - all 5 of them. Also they have a farm with chickens, a massive lavender crop and gazillion other things going on. I don't think I'll ever hit that kind of awesome level, but darn it, I'm so thankful for examples of awesome humans who maybe, juuuust maybe I'll be able to emulate someday.
I realized I have no shorts. We're moving to Houston. Would someone please direct me to where to shop for new clothes for a humid environment?? They have to fit every single one of these criteria:
Not too nice so I won't feel bad if they get boogers and peanut butter on them.
Not too expensive so I won't feel bad if they get boogers and peanut butter on them.
I mean it.
Seriously, I hate all clothes because they never cover all my torso and I'm always bending over, crawling after kids and readjusting my shirts all the time and I haaaaaaate it.
Have a nice Monday with stress caused by actually stressy things other than stomach bugs!
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Look! Seven seconds of my boys punching something other than each other! It exists!A video posted by @onebrickshyish on
I keep going back to those lists of the most traumatic life experiences - death, injury, job loss, all sorts of fun stuff. I'm always like, divorce, the flu, those things are awful, but moving is always on the list too, and I'm like, moving? That's not so terrible.
And then I have to move. And I'm like ooohhhh yeaaahhhh.....
No, I will not use my blog to complain for the next 6 months. But I WILL use it to distract myself when I'm freaking out and want to puke all over the place. Because packing, people. PACKING.
Hey look! We went to Chicago for spring break! That was cool! Literally - I brought a thin pair of tennies and it snowed in that beautiful slushy way only Chicago can, so I sloshed around with wet feet for 3 days.
We went to the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry and it was super awesome, but by the third day the only cure for a vacation with kids was to spend the morning at Ikea. It was
I just realized I might not be stressing out - I might actually need to throw up. Ugh. Thursdays.
I think I could use a palate cleanser.
Here's a picture I took where the Dude looks exactly like Calvin, minus Hobbes.
You see it right??
And here's a picture of Thing 3 with an Easter basket.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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Monday, March 9, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
But today - oh yes, it was bitterly cold, but it was Stake Conference. The kids were giddy to get to sit by dad, and I was riding high from our Saturday Night Grown Up Session date the night before. We went out for pho with a superstar couple in-between the hubs leadership meetings and the glorious 2 hours of uninterrupted listening to speakers (which included an apostle or two, so that was cool).
And miracle of miracles this morning, Thing 3 sat relatively uncrazed for the two hour meeting. It was amazing to not be wandering the halls trying to keep him quiet. He'll be 2 this week (can you believe that??) and maybe - just maybe - I'm seeing the light at the end of the crazed baby stage. THERE IS HOPE.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
I keep waiting for a instagram-to-blogger app since most of us bloggers have migrated over to instagram, but no luck so far (you hear that, tech gurus?? Untapped market!).
Until then, I'll just screen-cap some. Which is kind of useless, since most of you follow me on instagram anyway.
But this one is worthy of seeing over and over and over. I was obsessively going over the alphabet with Thing 3 (I admit I'm a total loon) when he turns to me and says "poop." No joke. And his diaper was empty, so I asked him if he wanted to go to the potty. He said yes, which is in itself a big deal since he only just recently branched out from "no" as his sole vocab word.
And then yes, the ONE YEAR OLD POOPED ON THE POTTY. IT WAS MAGICAL. I totally Skyped the husband right then and screamed "POOPOO ON THE POTTY!!!!!" a bunch of times. I'm pretty sure he was in a meeting because I heard laughing in the background, but I have no regrets.
I don't expect this to be the norm, but even once was enough to make my winter day less awful. Have I mentioned how over negative temps I am?? Cuz yeah.
But seriously. Get on that app, nerds.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
I'm going with Not Horrible. Then I got so excited I cut some layers into WonderGirl's hair at those look even More Not Horrible.
So now... Pinterest? I admit I've searched for some DIY color options... haven't pulled the trigger yet. At this point all those fire engine red options are looking miiightly tempting...
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Ahem. NERDS RULE. Ahem.