1 - Heard this song on the radio and loved it. I think it was on the alt station but maybe it was the pop station? Dunno... but I could see this being a song that I hate by the end of the summer because the radio is always playing it.
2 - I need help in the following three areas. Anyone with some good advice please leave me a comment below and give me your suggestions!!!!
- Monitor screen time for my kids in a way they understand and seems fair to them, as in everyone gets to watch something they like and they're not bickering amongst themselves and complaining to me.
- Teach my kids to be empathetic / sympathetic. Related to this is apologizing because they mean it and not because they think they're about to get in trouble.
- Read to my kids at the end of the day. You know, the end of the day when I don't want anyone to touch me or talk to me and I'm just done but the kids want to sit on my lap and have me read to them.
3 - Sneak peek of the truffula trees I made for L's upcoming 5th birthday party.
4 - Recently I learned that JF can eat Oreos. Oreos! I always assumed there'd be dairy in them but there's not (which is really probably very wrong but I don't care because I found something else my super-allergic kid can eat!)
I've tried making a few dairy and egg free cookies at home but no one really cared for them. They were all ones I found on Pinterest that said things like, "These are SO good and good for you!" and then my family and I ate them and we were all like, "These are SO good only if the only sugar you ever eat is in fruit. We should go to the lake and feed these to the ducks."
It's nice to have a treat I can give my kid that's actually a treat. Oreos!
5 - As I was putting the Oreos in my grocery cart I felt much guilt and thought, "What would Leanne and Cynthia think of me?" And then I thought, "Leanne and Cynthia won't judge. They won't judge." They're probably judging right now.
6 - Sarah at Fumbling Toward Grace has been running a series called "No More Mommy Wars" and it's been excellent. Various guest bloggers have covered a whole slew of topics including nursing, c-sections, and letting your baby cry it out. Sarah invited me to be a part of it and I discussed why we are not a co-sleeping family, why it just doesn't work for us. You can read it here, if you're interested.
7 - Today L is 5 years old. She is smart, caring, helpful, and beautiful. She is talented and creative and she impresses me every single day.
Happy Birthday to my sweetie pie! I love you, kiddo!