Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My New Thing - Week 25

I panicked when I realized I didn’t have a single new thing to talk about this past week, that or I just couldn’t remember what it was so I went to the store and bought a new flavor of ice cream. I chose wisely. I love Heath Bar anything so I picked up the Ben and Jerry’s Vanilla Heath Bar and it was superb! Try it!

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Friday, June 25, 2010

The One Where Mommy Has a Tantrum.

My kids are loud. Really really loud. Loud and shrill. When they get on a tangent they feed off of each other getting louder and louder until you literally are paralyzed not able to even think. The term "so loud I can't hear myself think," does not even begin to describe the scenario that happens in our car on a regular basis.

Today, it was bad. I was going through a drive thru to get a drink. I couldn't hear to order, I couldn't even hear the lady at the window. I practically threw my money at her and floored it it was so embarrassing.

I've tried ignoring, I've tried asking them to stop, I don't spank and I'm not an advocate of spritzing them in the face with water. So today the noise was so loud I pulled into a parking space a sat. There was no way in hell it was safe for me to try and drive with the noise they were making. They continued to scream and after a few minutes of me trying to "reason" with them, I decided what the hell? If you can't beat em' join em' So I did.

I screamed. I screamed louder and longer than any of them. They got quiet. They stayed quiet. They (and anyone parked near us) may now think that Mommy has lost her mind but for the 10 minute car ride home, no one made a noise. Not a peep.

Is that one of my finer parenting moments? Not at all! But it sure did feel good.

It reminded me a lot of this commercial that I think is awesome:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My New Thing - Week 24


I had to choose between this and telling you about my experience with some nachos I've never ordered before, since I seem to always talk about food, this won out.

I bought a new holder for my iphone for when I run. I’ve tried several different things over time and haven’t been able to find anything that I really like. The one I bought goes on my arm. I don’t love it, but it’s the best of anything I’ve tried and it sure beats carrying it in my hand.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Pooptastrophe

I'm going to try and relay the sequence of events as accurately as possible. Please note that there will be no need for exaggeration in this story, the way you read it is the way it actually went down.

I decided it was time to bathe the girls again, I do it as little as possible because it's such a pain in the ass. The Munchkin is fine but would rather take a shower, the twins hate it. At least one of them usually gets on board while the other makes the experience miserable from start to finish for all of us.

Today, "Ashley" was playing happily in the tub with the Munchkin. "Mary Kate" wasn't cooperating so I decided to let her do her thing while locked in the bathroom with us. I figured I would just dunk her in when everyone else was done and get it over with.

Munchkin and "Ashley" were playing when all of the sudden "Ashley" dropped a deuce in the tub, missing the Munchkin by mere centimeters, she never noticed. I quickly unloaded everyone from the tub and figured that "Ashley" wasn't done, so my first reaction was to sit her on the toilet. This went over so well, I'm sure that she will now be scarred and probably never use a real toilet again. (Bye Bye Potty Training.) In her attempts to free herself from my grips and the toilet, she smeared poo all over the seat and escaped.

She proceeded to finish her pooping in front of my closet doors.

Picture it:
One twin pooping on the floor while the other is screaming and banging to get out of the bathroom, now add in the Munchkin running in circles, dripping wet telling me that the turd is trying to go down the drain.

See why I hate bath time?

I brought the kicking screaming pooper back to the bathroom to clean her up while yelling for the Munchkin to go get the wipes. "Mary Kate" escaped.

I got her cleaned up, I fished the turd from the drain, cleaned the toilet, the tub and the toys. I stuck the Munchkin in the shower, ran clean bathwater and went to retrieve the twins one at a time to find that "Ashley" in her attempt to escape my bedroom had pee'd on the floor.

This all happened in approximately 23 minutes.

I can't stop laughing, I laughed while I cleaned, I laughed while they screamed, I laughed while telling Ms T the story and I'm laughing now as I type... Have I officially lost my mind? Is this a sign of crazy?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Me. Running.

I realize that title is for the most part laughable but lately I've been running. If you want to find out from who check me out over at Deep South Mom Blogs..

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

My New Thing - Week 22

I tried something new at Zaxby's. I love their salads and decided to try the new Chicken Salad Sandwich. I like it a lot. I have to say it's not as good as Zoe's but better than Chick-Fil-A. I'm a chicken salad nut, so anywhere I can get good chicken salad without getting out of my car makes me happy.

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Saturday, June 05, 2010

Can You Say Fanatic? I Knew You Could.

Today I excused myself to go get "lunch" for the family and decided since I was already over that way *wink wink* I would swing by the bookstore and pick up the new Novella by Stephanie Meyer, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Its going to make a fine addition to my ever growing Twilight collection.

It wasn't until I was leaving the store, book in hand that I realized I was wearing my 100 Monkeys t-shirt (that happens to be signed by the band) Nice.

I might officially be over the edge.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

My New Thing - Week 21

Hold on to your hats folks this one is riveting.. it also shows how much of a sucker I am for product placement.

For my it was my first time to try Snapple.. Don't judge me. I happen to be a fan of Celebrity Apprentice (you can judge me now) and their last assignment involved Snapple. I was thinking that it all looked tasty and would be yummy if ice cold during this summer, so I bought some and it was meh.

I don't hate it, but don't love it like I thought I would.. Maybe it was the flavor choice, so I think next time I'll try something not diet and in a different flavor.

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