Thursday, March 26, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
So back to Elise...she had her 2 month check-up today. She is 14 lbs, 11 ounces and 25 1/4 inches long...99th percentile for both. The nurse even commented when she brought us back that when she called Elise's name and we stood up she wondered if we should be doing a 4 month check-up instead of the 2 month. Everything else checked out great. She's healthy and happy. Except this afternoon she's not too happy because she got three vaccinations that, I think, are bothering her...poor baby.
Last week we were riding in the car listening to a little Tom Cochran on the iPod (you must be listening to Life is a Highway if you're driving on the highway - it's a rule) and Jack says to me, "Mommy, did you hear them say 'I wanna drive it all night long'?" "Yes, honey," was my reply. To which, Jack's response was "Huh, maybe I should sing that too." Great idea, Jack.
Friday, March 6, 2009
No more shaggy hair around our house!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Lady: "Do you have a third one in that seat?" (referring to Elise).
Lady: "You're brave"
Me: "Well, you have to go out sometime"
Lady: "Are they all yours?" (uncreative line #1)
Me: "Yes, all of them" (I don't really think it's that many)
Lady: "You must be busy" (uncreative line #2)
Me: "Yes" (all the while thinking, Lady, you have no idea)
When leaving the mall, we hopped on the elevator with another mom and her two children in strollers.
Other Mom: "How old is your little one?"
Me: "Almost two months"
Other Mom: While looking over the rest of the brood, "You must be busy" (does this sound familiar?)
Why don't people say what they're actually thinking? Something like:
- You're crazy to have all those kids
- Don't you know how this happens?
- That must have been a mistake, accident, etc.
- Your house must be in shambles
- No wonder you're...not wearing make-up, have greasy hair, wearing wrinkled clothes (pick your favorite)
Then I think about our dear friends who have three rambunctious, yet lovable, little boys and are expecting twins in the next few weeks and I eagerly anticipate the myriad of comments that will come their way when they go out. It puts into perspective the very few "you must be busy" comments I have received and reminds me to keep my stereotypical, cliche comments to myself.