I placed a few orders for kid clothing to fill in some gaps in our supply. Then I got caught up on the laundry of one of the 2-kid rooms and realized my folly. Whoops.
Well, the drawers don't really NEED to close. And also, how often do I get caught up on laundry? So I don't think it'll be an issue. There. Rationalized it.
If you are of a plumpish persuasion, may I suggest taking up cooking and/or baking? A career would be ideal, but even as a hobby it works. Just as the sentence "It's a family name" seems to settle people's agitation about a peculiar baby name, being a good cook/baker seems to settle people's agitation about plumpness. "Ah, that makes sense, then; we LIKE that combination," they think, and their brains send them some soothing chemicals.
Additional benefit: if you cook or bake and you're plump, people make assumptions about your good nature. Even if you are a bit of an anxious mess, people persist in thinking of you as having a cheerful and generous personality.
Henry is missing another day of his Expensive But Worth Every Penny summer program, and it is driving me nuts. I just HATE "losing money" like that. I'm using the quotes to show that I understand that the money is spent either way and I'm not actually losing anything. Nothing except SIX HOURS OF RELATIVE PEACE, that is.
I don't know what he has. He has a sore throat and low appetite, and his fever has gone over 102 but mostly stays in the normal-to-101 range (known as the "He's kind of warm" range). He has a rash on his legs, especially at the knees, and it's also on his arms, his ears, and his upper buttular region. I'd thought strep, but both the short and long strep tests came back negative. So maybe the rash is a reaction to something he encountered outdoors, and then he's just got a cold? I don't know. Kid illness is baffling.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 1 of 2 - I have TWO 8-year-olds to buy for, so I’m going to split it up into two posts. Today will be the things we’re getting for Edward. I dislike saying “Gift id...