Tuesday, March 04, 2008

The Extra Long Dry Spell

Yes, we do have a lack of rain here in good old NC, but I'm actually talking about my own dry spell. No posts for weeks? What up, yo?

Well, I certainly have a few things to post about, but my energy has been pushed completely into work lately. And if I'm emotionally drained when I get home, I don't really need to unload through writing. Consequentially, you get nothing to read. I am sorry, and I hope you all haven't given up on me. Here's a little for those of you who have been gracious enough to stick it out.

Small children lead to a constant flow of stuff changing in your house. We are constantly cycling through clothing, shoes, toys, etc. A few weeks ago, I packed up EIGHT BOXES of crap the kids can't wear anymore. I gave one box of girl things to Kathryn because it's stuff that's too small for Sophie's little girl. The other SEVEN boxes will be mailed to Sophie soon for the future Brian Jr. (Did you hear that, Sophie? Seven! Mostly boy clothes! So glad you did things in the right order!)

Then we're also cutting way back on our expenses, which hasn't really curbed the flow of crap into our house. Instead, we cut out the bulk of our eating out, as we discovered that we were spending an absurd amount of money in restaurants each week. So I still go to Target and end up with MORE clothing for the kids... namely Hello Kitty shirts for Athena, who has become obsessed. She calls it Hallo Kitty, which is so darn cute you have to buy the damn stuff. That, and we're using it to bribe her to use the potty, with surprising success. Her gift yesterday for getting 11 potty stickers was the Annie movie on DVD, which she was upset about because she was expecting Barbie. However, ten bars of "Maybe" and she was hooked.

Mom is taking me to Disney in May. We wanted to do a girl's weekend, and she knew I'd like it. Next year, she is promising to take me AND Chris to Europe... Scotland maybe. I'm stoked. She will not take the kids, however, because they are too young to go to Europe, in her opinion. I think she should tell that to all those European babies...

Athena's favorite phrase now is "butt-butt." I TRY to get her to say bum-bum as it isn't quite as crass, but that doesn't have the same ring to her. She says it all the time. Yesterday in the car on the way home from daycare, I got the butt-butt rendition of Rudolph:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Butt-Butt
Had a very shiny butt-butt
And if you ever butt-butt
You would even say it butt-butts

Amy, you SURE you don't want to have kids? They are only two for a little while.

By the way, Marcus has a full vocabulary now. He's growing up so fast. Good thing we're broke or I'd totally have another.

9 comments:

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Not much else to say...

but...

haha

Thanks for a great song that is now STUCK in my head!

;)

eaf said...

Ha! The best part of that, George, is that you can fill in the rest of the song with no help from me. Just substitute Butt-Butt whenever you feel it's appropriate. Channel your inner three-year-old.

Sophie said...

Well, Elise is into bossing us around with "Mommy, Daddy, sit your bottom" - now, I am not one to use the word "bottom" (I'd rather say "butt" myself, like Athena). Must be from school...

As for the 7 boxes, whoohoo... cos I really don't have a whole lot for Elliott yet. We'll take whatever you offer! Thanks :)

Amy said...

Oh, anything having to do with butts is a check for the "pro" column.

Jessica said...

Yes, butts are fun. Except when the child decides that a) you have a big butt and b) she should tell you all about how big it really is.

Kids are great!
After I get done having this third one I think I'm going to start renting the other two out to people trying to decide if they want kids and teenagers who are not interested in birth control.
I think it will make all those decisions much easier for all involved.

Chris said...

It's even better when your precious three year old tells her mommy that she's old.

Staci said...

Butt-Butt! HAHA...love it! I like it much better than Jubilee's "poop-poop". "Old MacDonald had a farm... With a poop-poop here and a poop-poop there." She can interchange any word with "poop" and does so often.

Brant said...

Kieran's all about "butts" these days, too. Everything's about "stinky poopy butts"...

A Girl From Texas said...

I know the feeling. If I'm worn out I just can't write no matter how much I feel I have to say during the day.