Yup that was my fridge yesterday. I won't tell you how long I ignored the iceberg. I'm not totally sure how it even got there but it is gone now. God how I hate cleaning the fridge. (Just in case you couldn't tell.)
How is it that my son doesn't fit into a size 18 months but the 24 months is too big? There seems to be such a big difference between those two sizes. He is fine in the 18 months if they are two piece outfits but the one piece stuff is too small in the torso. The 24 month outfits are big but cute if you ask me.
I finally broke down and got some new bras. If you remember this post, you know that the girls are not the same size after breastfeeding this time. I realize that they are not changing size anytime soon and the sports bras are not cutting it. Well I brought two at a department store. I tried half a dozen on. I brought the same size and brand. One fits fine and one is too small. It gives you that lovely cup runneth over look. WTF.
What is up with boy versus girl sizing? Why is it necessary for little girl clothes to be cut so much smaller? Do toddlers really need to show off their figures? How about low rise jeans? Do I really need to know brand of diaper kids are wearing? I stopped buying the girls clothes in certain brands. T shirts and jeans I tend to buy boy clothing for the girl. You can't get the pretty flowers embroidered on the jeans but the jeans cover her ass and that is more important.
Today was a rough day. Three years really wear your nerves down. How many times can I answer the question "What time is it?" She doesn't understand what I say anyway. Does she have a date? What difference does it make?
Today I fantasied about going back to work. How wonderful that seemed today! Maybe I would be able to be more patient and enjoy my time with the kids more.
The fantasy started after my daughter called me a "horrible mom". Why did she say this you ask? It was because I didn't want to walk across the entire parking lot to get a shopping cart with the bench seat. She later told me she was very mad and agitated that she couldn't get her bench cart. That kinda cracked me up. What kid uses the word agitated?
Overall I love staying home with the kids. I feel very fortunate that I can stay home. Some days can be rough though. We have started the summer schedule or lack of scheduled activities. Most of the year we had activities planned Monday through Thursday and weekends are usually busy too. For the month of June, we only have an activity on Monday. In July, Caitlin starts a dance class. I think the lack of activity is making the days longer. I will have to find new activities. (I couldn't leave the house this week due to Caitlin's digestive issues anyway.)
I feel like a diet loser and not one that is losing lots of weight. I decided today that I can't do the South Beach Diet or at least that super restrictive phase one. Let me explain how much I love carbs. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would probably be pasta or cookies. I actually did pretty well the first couple of days. I did slip and have a couple of goldfish here and there but far less bad snacks than I usually have. Yesterday I really fell off the no carb wagon and ate some baked chips and brownies. The whole slip really wasn't that many calories since they were in those 100 calorie bags and I shared with both kids. After the slip though I felt bloated and headachy. Related or coincidental? Probably related. Why is it that something can make me feel physically bad and I still do it? If I could figure this out I'd probably solve this whole diet drama.
So I know you are all wondering what diet is she going to try now. Well it is back to Weight Watchers but this time I will try the core program which is kinda like less restrictive South Beach. I don't need to count points except for food that are not on the core food list. The core food list is pretty extensive. I think that will keep the bad snacking in check. Wish me luck. Gosh knows I need it.
Something I learned recently from another mom is putting baby powder on sandy kids helps to get the sand off. The baby powder absorbs the water which allows the sand to be easily brushed off. Just don't leave the baby powder unattended...
I have to share this story because it cracked me up. My mom offered me tomato and pepper plants because she decided she brought too many. Now something you need to know about my mother and father is they do not eat peppers. This caused me to ask why she brought pepper plants to begin with. Her explanation was that my dad use to eat stuffed peppers, well not the actual pepper but just the stuffing. So my mom is growing peppers so that she can make stuffed peppers for my dad who won't eat the actual pepper. Is this not the most bizarre thing you have heard in a while?
OK so things started off great last week. I made Caitlin pancakes on her birthday with whipped cream, strawberries, and syrup. I didn't have any. That is a big accomplishment for me since I love anything sweet and you don't great much sweeter than pancakes and syrup. Well it all went down hill on Friday when I was super busy cooking and cleaning for the kids dual birthday party. I snack too much when I'm stressed. And making a birthday cake is too much temptation for me.
One of my big problems is when I fall off the eating right wagon I give up and say I might as well have that ice cream too since I already screwed up. Well I'm back on the eating right routine for now anyway. I'm trying the South Beach Diet. The first two weeks are a little brutal but giving up the carbs for two weeks helps to reduce cravings. And the jump start on the weight loss is motivational too. Wish me luck.