Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Number 5!!!
1. All things add up to 5. He knows how to count up to 30 yet when counting a few objects he always seems to equal up to 5. Doesn't matter how many there are, to him its always 5!
2. When going to checkout at a grocery store we must always to the aisle #5. ALWAYS! I can get away with 15 if the 5 is closed but there has been many a time I have gone to #5 and had to tell another checker who has offered to open her lane so we don't have to wait, that my kid will have a major freak out if we don't stay in this lane.(Although in a much nicer/kid friendly way)
3. Oh yeah, I was informed the other day that I don't have a 2 1/2 year old but that I have a 5 1/2 year old...just in case I missed the last 3 years.
4. Lastly, today I was also informed that his name is now Five. I guess I'll have to call the state and reorder that birth certificate with his new name, the one we gave him wasn't good enough.
5. You surely would not think that i would miss #5 with a post all about 5's did you??!!!
Monday, June 22, 2009
On my way to the grocery store, I did not wait forever and a day at every stop light on the way there because the power was out. And of course, once at the above mentioned grocery store, which took me 30 minutes instead of 5 to get there, there was not a worker outside holding a big fat CLOSED sign because yes, their power was out too! So, on my journey to the other grocery store in the next town over, it was not incredibly over crowded because everyone else and their mother had the same idea as I did. That was not a complete waste of my afternoon!
My husband did not tell me the other day that because I let our son wear a lot of fake tattoos this week that he's going to blame me when he's 18 and comes home with a big fat tat with the word MOM in it. At least I already know it's my fault so I can be ready for it in about 16 years. LOL
I did not try to teach my son how to pee standing up today only to pull a muscle in my lower back. (don't even ask me how I did it, who knows) Now, our sweetly sympathetic little boy thinks that whenever he stands up to pee, mommy hurts her back. So one day, we'll have a tat wearing, toilet sitting, teenage mama's boy.
I asked my son what he wanted to get daddy for Father's Day and he did not say this, "I want to go to Toy's R Us and get him a blue car hauler so that I can open it and I can play with it." That would be an incredibly selfish response. Nope, not my 2 year old!
I did not have the tantrum kid at playgroup this week. (In all honesty, if you know my kid you know how rare this is.) I did not want to pull my hair out to make the whining stop. I did not wish I could just take him home for a nap. But then....... I would miss mommy time, cause really what are playgroups if not glorified girl time with intermittent child rearing.
***Side note- The non sharing, tantrum filled boy did get sick that night which thus explains above behavior. Now he's back to his non tantrum throwing self****
Overall, it's been a somewhat mellow week which makes me wonder when the other shoe is going to drop. Oh well, I'll just not tell you about it next Monday.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Random Integer Generator
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Timestamp: 2009-06-18 14:35:42 UTC
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
My kid is a picky eater. It's beyond my knowledge how he's in the 75-90% for height and 50 % for weight for his age if you saw what he ate...or more what he doesn't eat. Unless it's corn, there are few vegetables he'll try, doesn't like crunchy stuff, and heaven forbid you put crusts on his sandwich. Seriously, all hell could break loose. I have to resort to sneaking it in like last night's dinner. Me-fajitas with beans, bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms etc. The little monster- bean burrito with bell peppers and zucchinis (I was not go to try mushrooms to blow my whole cover) chopped into the tiniest, most minuscule pieces you've ever seen, mixed together and topped with cheese, lots of cheese! I have to say, it was a success. Score one point for MOM!After dinner we made these muffins and they were SCRUMPTIOUS! Now, my kid hates zucchini (and yes, he saw me put it in the batter), but when combined in a muffin, loves it. I even substituted 1/2 the oil for applesauce to make it healthier and they were so incredibly moist. I was even thinking about adding some carrots next time. Ahhh, the joys of deceiving your children into eating their vegetables. I'm a huge fan of the cookbook Deceptively Delicious. It's a great resource for moms of other picky eaters. You're not alone!
Although the following recipe is not from the cookbook, it is destined to be a guaranteed hit. As I'm always looking for new ideas, please share what you do to make veggies or meal times fun :)
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups shredded zucchini
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour 4 muffin pans, or use paper liners.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the center, and pour in the oil, eggs, zucchini, pineapple and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Fill muffin cups 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
I did not teach my son how to unload the silverware from the dishwasher because it is my least favorite thing to do. I'm not conveniently hyping up the world's most boring task for my own personal benefit. Nope, I would never do that.
I didn't just put away the butter,that I used earlier, (as quickly as I could) before I definitely did not nag at my husband for leaving his cereal box, milk, and banana peel on the counter WHILE he ate his breakfast. That would be a very hypocritical, and impatient thing to do and I would never do that. Nope, not me!
I also didn't promise my son that he could play on the playground at the mall after being an incredibly great shopper only to not have checked that they were cleaning it from 2-3pm. That would be a complete heartache to a 2 year old and I did not feel incredibly guilty for doing that. I did not want to cry right along with him because I felt so terrible. I also did not make it up to him with a cookie from the Mrs. Fields so perfectly located across from the playground. (talk about location, location, location). Nope, not me!
Lastly, I am here to declare that my husband is also part of the Not Me! Club as apparently he is just as perfect as I am (minus the cereal box thing.)
My hubby did not have to manually pick up our son (who was whining about not wanting to leave) the toy store with the train table only to turn around and not buy him a Thomas the Train that he truly did not deserve. Nope, not my hubby....he is not a sucker, no way!
Please check out all the other perfect mommas over at My Charming Kids! I'm sure they will not disappoint!
*****I just found out Not Me! Mondays won't be on the My Charming Kids site until later this afternoon because she defintely did not have 3 1/2 small children climbing on top of her and is waiting for the peace and quiet of naptime to finish her post******
Sunday, June 7, 2009
My two fave boys enjoying a game of bowling
Who knew they made shoes in little boy sizes? Too cute!