Friday, August 12, 2011

'Fess Up Friday ~ Gremlins and Lotion Heads

Howdy-do! 

I'm writing this on Thursday night while watching the finale of my favorite show, So You Think You Can Dance. 

Have you been watching? I'm sad it's over. 

And I'm hoping the person I want to win is the winner, but I have a confession to make:

I never voted even ONCE this whole season, even though it was one of the best seasons I can remember. 

So no matter who wins, I will not complain. 

Unless it's one of the boys. Then I might. 

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My friend Katie and I have been playing Words With Friends for a while now, and she has beaten me six or seven games in a row. 

That's a lot of punishment. 

She tries to make me feel better by saying encouraging things, such as,

"Seriously, I have no idea how I beat you. I'm probably the dumbest person you know." 

Not exactly helpful, but I forgive her for being super smart and/or cheating. 
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We have our first garden this year. 

If you don't count the mountains of kale, this was my first harvest.

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Can somebody please tell me what's wrong with my zucchini? Did I pick it too soon? 


Not only is it bulging in odd places, but it's the same size as my sugar peas. 


Oh well, like the Nester always says, it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.


Right?


Beuhler?


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I have a problem. 


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There is always a pile of dirty laundry on the lid of B's hamper. 


Now, you probably assume that it is because the hamper is full. 


But that's not the problem. 


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The hamper is empty; I just never manage to lift the lid.


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Aren't these little guys cute in the shopping cart?


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You know who else was cute?


This guy.



Until you fed him after midnight or sprayed him with water. 

Then he ate you.

That's kind of how I feel about my children in a shopping cart. 

Gremlins just waiting to happen. 

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Dear Lord,

Please bless the cashiers who ask me if I would like a receipt. 

And please forgive the ones who don't give me the option, because they know not what they do.

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This is my most favorite lotion in the whole world.


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It's Brecken's favorite lotion too.


If I leave it unattended he will slather his entire body with it, focusing mostly on his head.
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I used to give him a bath when he slathered his head with lotion, but after the first two or three times it happened, I just started combing it in.


Works almost as well as gel.


Also, it's good for the scalp.


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Speaking of B, this isn't a confession, this is an update. 


I took him to the doctor today and she said she doesn't think his rash is 'bumps' (YAY!) 


BUT... she's not sure what it is either. 


It's possibly an allergic reaction to the sun, but it is more likely 


a sort of weird virus/contact dermatitis. 


The rash has spread over the last week and now covers his whole body, including his fingers, ears and the palms of his feet. 


Thanks so much to those of you who prayed for us this week, it truly means so much to me. 


I think he'll be fine, we're just watching to make sure he doesn't develop a fever and otherwise waiting it out. 


I'll keep you updated. 






7 comments:

  1. So glad Brecken doesn't have MC, and hopefully whatever it is will clear up soon. I'll keep praying.

    Your zucchini is hilarious. Not sure why it is bulging but I don't think it has to do with picking it too soon. Regardless, there is nothing better than freshly picked produced grown by you!

    We have an older 1920s house with laundry shoots (how cool is that?) so we have not hampers, but all my boys just leave their piles of dirty clothes on the floor right in front of the laundry shoot. How hard is it to open the door and throw down?

    My fess up for the week is Ethan wearing two mismatched shoes when we went raspberry picking, and me not noticing until we were leaving! ha. I just posted about it on my last blog post.

    have a great weekend!!!

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  2. Glad your little guy is ok. My daughter cheered with Ricky from SYTYCD - we voted for him all season - bummed he didn't make it to the finale but proud of how far he went. Love your post - you crack me up. Have a blessed weekend.

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  3. Receipts are multiplying in my purse as I type. I have trouble discarding them unless they were paid in cash which, honestly, I hardly ever have cash. So I cling to those stupid things because I don't know why???

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  4. @Joyce I know! Although my problem is less 'fear of parting with them' and more 'I will ignore them until they start falling out all over the counter when I reach for my debit card, because that's embarrassing' Happened to me at the pizza place last night and I realized it was really, REALLY time to clean out my purse.

    @Sheri I liked Ricki too! I liked him more after he was voted off and I realized how much he brought to the show. I'm a terrible fan.

    @Andrea I totally hear you on the shoe thing. Rowan has been doing better about matching his shoes, but they are never EVER on the right feet. Not even in flip-flops. Have you ever tried to wear flip-flops on the wrong feet? It's not easy to do.

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  5. Oh MY! I laughed out loud HARD at the Gremlins! I FEEL THE SAME WAY! Sometimes I think even my one little fella who is my eternal shopping sidekick is more tricky than all 3 at once!
    I actually think they pump something into the air in the stores, especially Costco and Walmart that prompts children to go crazy and mommies to buy too much because their brains have melted. Just my opinion... this has not been verified...

    LOVE SYTCD! Have missed several episodes this season due to life, but enjoyed last night. I haven't voted either. Loved both of the girls - Super happy with the results!

    Just had to pull my receipts out of my purse Wednesday when we were going out with friends on their boat and didn't want to be embarrassed by them flying out all over the lake... I don't think my self-esteem could have handled that!
    Keep up the good work, take the lid OFF the top of the laundry basket (that's what I do!), and I'm praying for little B (adorable lotion hair and all!)!

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  6. Oh yes, i've got a Gremlin under the cover of cuteness too, my friend. I can't tell you how many people we come in contact with that simple GUSH over how cute our youngest is.

    I always usually respond with - yes, it's often his saving grace....and it SO is!! :)

    Can I make a suggestion about the hamper?

    Just do what I did (when I observed the same thing was happening at my house with a covered hamper)

    ....and give the lid to your boys to use as a shield.

    I still don't miss mine! :)

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  7. Huh, I have the EXACT same hamper and I do the exact same thing....the clothes just pile up on TOP of it. WHY do we do this?? A shield like Heidi said might be the best thing (but it looks so cute and quaint all snugged up in the corner with the lid on - right?)

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