Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thanks to my sweet 8 year old, I’ve learned a few things about myself recently. I’ve had the opportunity for some self-evaluation and have come to a few conclusions that I had never expected. Somewhat like Noelle’s previous game, the new questions that have arisen in our household have given me the chance to decide what I would or would not do given the chance to win money.
*I would try to eat 100 cheeseburgers for 1 million dollars.
*I would not drink 5 gallons of soda for 1 dollar.
*I would eat a giant sandwich for 1 million dollars.
*I would drink a giant soda for 1 million dollars.
*I would not pretend that someone was dead and tell their loved ones they were dead as a joke for 1 million dollars.
*I would sell Bindi for 1 million dollars. (This was met with threats from Noelle to cry and cry and never forgive me if I did that one)
*I would pick up a stray dog and help find it’s owners for 1 million dollars.
*Gavin would tell someone he had a crush on them for 1 million dollars.
And thanks to the reminders from my childhood friends, I do remember actually eating an entire paper plate while sitting in a Dairy Queen for THREE WHOLE DOLLARS. Totally worth it.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Last week, I had THE SICKEST moment of my parenting career. I'll try to paint the disgusting picture for you...
For some reason, our dog, Bindi was inside for the afternoon. I have no idea why. Bindi is an outside dog and only comes in once in a blue moon or if we hear nearby gunshots (that happened last night and we called 911) or during a big, blustery storm. None of these scenarios were taking place. Noelle was in school and Jude was home with me. It was late morning, I guess around 11AM. I had noticed earlier that Bindi had gone into the bathroom and drank nearly all of the water from the toilet. I'll confess, we haven't trained her not to because she is usually outside. I wasn't terribly worried about her drinking the toilet water because I had recently cleaned the toilet. I did notice that Bindi was really thirsty. That was probably around 10AM. Now, around 11AM I heard Bindi and Jude playing in the living room. Jude was giggling and chatting it up with Bindi and goofing around on the floor with her. I had to use the bathroom and when I walked in I noticed a piece of used toilet paper on the bathroom floor. This isn't a usual thing in the Brem household, but I wasn't alarmed and thought that Jude had possibly dropped it after wiping his cute little buns. One thing you must know about Jude; The kid poops about 5 times a day. I'm not joking. And often, he doesn't flush. Well, here we are in the bathroom noticing the used toilet paper on the floor and I pick it up and go to toss it in the toilet when I notice that Jude had once again committed a "poop and run". Except this time I notice that the water in the toilet is looking VERY low and the poop looks like it has been destroyed by some strange phenomenon. At that moment, I remember that Bindi had been repeatedly licking Jude's face while they were playing. I ran out of the bathroom (I flushed before I left) and find a VERY stinky 5 year old happily playing with his dog. Now, he didn't slightly reek of poop. I nearly gagged when I smelled his face and the only thing I could think was, "My son's face is covered in his own poop." Needless to say, Jude got a late morning scrub-down in the bath.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Maybe I could stick with Patty’s theme of craftiness and tell you about my many projects. Like the bin of yarn I have that I dare not even think of how much I spent with grand ideas of gorgeous hats, scarves, booties and even a blanket. I have a plan for how to use it - I really do. Or the BOX of empty frames I have for my “gallery” wall that I have yet to put together. Maybe I should mention that I finally scanned all my wedding photos after six years because I am totally going to put our album together... within the year. Really.
I could do a post on beauty, because I do hair and makeup when I am not chasing rugrats. But then true to my share-too-much-need-to-confess nature, I would have to tell you that it’s been six months since my last haircut and I feel like that makes me a fraudulent stylist and why would you listen to such a phony? While we’re talking about a need to confess, though, I ate a rice crispy treat for breakfast. Okay, I ate two. And a half.
I could do a post about things I really love. But how much can one person write about coffee and chocolate? Apparently a lot, if you ever read my blog. Or my newest love, Tina Fey. I am about six years late to the party, but my new addiction is 30 Rock. I am pretty convinced that Liz Lemon and I could be besties.
But what I really want to write about, the most important thing of all, the thing everybody should know...
Patty is awesome.
And I would not be sad if she and her awesome family ever decided to move back up north.