Henry is the first of my five children to not like the vibrating bouncy seat. The other four practically lived in it, and he's all, "This is HELLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!"
Today is Day 17 of my mother-in-law failing to mention that she plans to visit us in October.
The comments you guys made on the wedding rant made me want to propose to each and every one of you. With so many of us awesome people being all rational about weddings, where do all those crazy people get their ideas? I suppose we're all too polite to stomp them down.
And the baby names discussion in yesterday's post is So! Much! Fun! I wanted to reply to ALL the comments with paragraph after paragraph after paragraph, but I think of the comments section as YOURS, and I didn't want to hog it. Suffice it to say, that particular comments section is one of the best ever, and I think we should talk about baby names many more times in the future using some of those comments as starting points.
Thanks for all the answers to questions about chocolate-covered cherries, eight-year-olds and US Weekly, alcohol soreness, and men's shorts.
- I contacted one of the 4-pound-box cherry places, but they say they don't ship chocolate-covered products in the summer, which makes sense. She said to call in September. In the meantime, I'm going to check out the local health-food store, the Harry & David stuff at Target, and I'm also going to use Raisinets as a substitute.
- I told Rob that US Weekly was a magazine for grown-ups, and he didn't persist, so I left it at that. If it comes up again, I'm going to use the idea about asking him what he likes about the magazine and going from there.
- I tried drinking tons of water and then drinking alcohol, because the dehydrated theory made the most sense to me. I still got all sore. Also, I don't get much of a buzz: I get a funny feeling, and I wait for it to be over. My new theory is that for whatever reason, my body's chemistry doesn't respond to alcohol in the usual way. The upcoming mother-in-law visit makes me really, really, really wish this wasn't the case. Luckily, my body over-responds to sugar, so I'll just stock up on candy to hide in my room.
- I'm going to Target soon, maybe this evening or maybe this weekend, and I'm going to buy Paul a sampling of shorts to try.
It was good to hear I'm not the only one who dreads the 6-week mark. I shouldn't have used the words "HAVE to"--Paul isn't waiting there with a calendar and a mean look on his face. But when it's been six weeks since the birth, and there was a time before the birth when nothing was happening either, I do feel like trying to see things from his point of view. Or trying to try--I'm not having much luck seeing it as anything except, "Oh my god, you are not seriously interested in that."
I tried the Dove 2-in-1 Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, and I really like it. It goes up there with my top three.
Did you notice that The Children's Place has put their clearance down another notch? Last weekend I went to the physical store (as opposed to shopping online as I did the last time we talked about this) and got Elizabeth a pair of the funny wide-legged capris for this summer and another pair for next summer, a pair of really cool embellished shorts, and the two raglan shirts (one in pansy and one in bubble) that I almost bought online. I also bought Rob (because of handmedowns, I guess I should say "bought Rob and William and Edward and Henry") a bunch of pairs of shorts. I would have bought way way more (I had a 20% off coupon to use, too), but there was very little left.
Hey, if I wanted to do the Couch to 5K running program, would anyone else want to do it with me? I like company, even if it's only online. On the other hand, you'd have to be prepared that I might fink out on the second day. Seriously, maybe even the first day. I might never even get around to the first day. But if I DID--would you want to do it, too?