Snippets and Such

Right now I'm straining to beat the clock. Because at this moment - while I'm just sitting here staring and I can't think of anything specific to write about - the baby is happily cooing away in his little bouncy seat. But I guarantee as soon as I start to write something, he'll be all, "Waaaaaah!"

So I think I'll try to tempt fate by writing snippets instead of a regular blog post.

Snippet #1: My kids are home today because their school is a polling place. So if all the worked-up political posts on Facebook don't drive me crazy, my children will. They're already acting as though I laced their cereal with uppers.

Snippet #2: I just had to spend sixty bucks on new jeans for the boys. That wouldn't be so bad except we just bought them jeans in late August - which means that their brand new jeans lasted all of two months before falling victim to raging knee holes. I have yet to figure out how they do it. Are they walking around the school on their knees all day? Perhaps doing an excessive amount of groveling?

Snippet #3: Colin just asked me how to say "mad grandma" in Spanish. Then he ran away. Naked.

Snippet #4: Which brings us to reason #4,020 that I can't figure out the knee holes in the jeans: my children NEVER. WANT. TO STAY. DRESSED.

Snippet #5: Do any of you watch The Walking Dead? Because I'm kind of obsessed with that show. I've seen every episode multiple times, and read every issue of the graphic novel. And the latest episode? I won't post spoilers but ... OMGWTFBBQ!

Snippet #6: It's rainy and cold here in Iowa today, and I seriously have to bake. It's not like, "Oh, it would be a nice day to bake some cookies." It's like, "No kids, fix your own breakfast, Mommy is baking. You're bleeding? Deal with it yourself ... I SAID MOMMY IS BAKING!!!" Why am I this way? It drives me nuts.

Mmmm ... nuts. Walnuts. In chocolate brownies. With chocolate chips.

..... Wait, what? Oh yeah. I was writing a blog post.

Ahem.

Snippet #7: I've been trying to be more active on Twitter but sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself. In public. Also, I've been tweeting to the cast of The Walking Dead (see snippet #5) and none of them has answered me which kinda makes me a huge dork. If you wanna follow me and make me feel like I'm having a conversation, find me here.

Okay ... this post lasted seven whole snippets before the baby started crying. I think that's pretty decent. So while I go get him, let's talk: what are y'all up to today?


Comments

  1. #2: Do they still have the iron-on patches for jeans? When I was a kid, that's how all the neighborhood moms dealt with those holey knees.

    #3: Hmmm . . . 'mad' as in crazy, or 'mad' as in angry. If it's the first, have him call me so I can tell him in private how to say it; if it's the second, have him call me to tell me if I need to hide or not. On second thought, tell him never-mind about calling me, I'm just going to go on and hide anyway.

    #4: Maybe you should iron them directly on their knees.

    #5: Unfortunately, my kids got me addicted!

    -Baba-

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    1. Baba, I don't think they were talking about their SPECIFIC grandma ... but you'd better hide just in case. :)

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  2. Staying off facebook and making something yummy sounds like the perfect way to spend today!

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    1. I thought so too. Until I realized I'm OUT OF EGGS!!! The horror!!! And as good as cookies sound, I'm not about dragging four kids to the grocery store in the cold drizzle. :(

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  3. I patch Conner and Carlys jeans all the time and it helps or other wise we would be up a creek with out a paddle.I just patch with jeans we cant wear anymore and it holds good

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    1. Jess, I can barely sew on a button. I have no idea how to patch anything! Next time we come back there I'm bringing all the boys' holey jeans to you. Haha!!

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  4. I think boys get a kick out of ruining things... my hubby goes through clothes and shoes at an alarming rate so I don't think its something they grow out of ugh. I also don't get twitter.. as in understand it. I have twitter I do not go on it I even went as far as to delete the app on my phone to make room for other apps I won't use... haha! d

    Damn. now I want brownies..

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    1. All my husband goes through regularly is socks. I suspect his foot-funk eats holes right through them!

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  5. For the holes in jeans...Sears!! As long they wear the same size they will replace them for free. It's the Kid Advantage program. May want to check it out!

    Bethany

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  6. Buy your boys' jeans at Sears. They have a policy that states if the kid wears out the jeans before they outgrow them they'll replace them for free. It includes holes in the knees.

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    1. See my comment below ... they've discontinued the program. I think I'm going to cry!

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  7. I want more info about the "mad grandma" question. And yes, Baba probably should hide anyway, just because this grandma occasionally qualifies for both mad (angry) and mad (crazy). Just saying....

    And if I could, I'd bring you some eggs. Those brownies sound awesome!

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  8. Seriously?! Why didn't anyone tell me about the Sears thing?!

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  9. Rita/Fighting off FrumpyNovember 7, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Sad news y'all ... the Sears Kidvantage Program ended in July. :( Booooooo!!

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  10. JC Penney has a "happy return" policy - you can return anything, at any time, for any reason. No questions asked.

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  11. Tommy goes through a lot of jeans too. He always gets holes in the knees. Always.

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  12. I have 3 boys and buy all their jeans at Old Navy...they are cheap and look good. They have never gotten holes in the knees. Best part is a couple times a year they have a 10$ sale I try to always stock up when they do!

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  13. I buy all my boys jeans at Old Navy....super good quality, for a great price! I really love when they are on sale for 10$...never had a problem with holes in the knees, and I have some very active boys:)

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  14. So much to reply to! okay, never had jeans with holes in the knees problem but had a heck of a time keeping my kids dressed.

    I bake when it is cold and rainy - I understand, we who know the feeling, just do, we can't explain it to others.

    I LOVE The Walking Dead! Just found it on Netflix, all caught up to the current time and can't wait for each and every episode. Dallas is a fan too and we share it!

    I don't know how to follow the cast on Twitter, much figure that out. Have done a bit of that with the series Revolution - it is filmed here in Wilmington, hometown scenes.

    I can't get the twitter thing going either, maybe we should tweet to each other so we look more popular! I think it is the writer in us, how dare people think it is proper to express yourself in a 140 characters or less (properly punctuated, of course).

    And I agree with your comment to someone .... when a button falls off or the hem ravels, time to throw it away! Needles are for getting splinters out, period.

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