Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
So today was my turn at hosting the playgroup. We don't really take turns, in fact, we've rarely been getting together at all. Anyways, the gang all trampled over to mi casa for a little romping and mommy gossip. I had my camera out for about 10 minutes, then the chaotic events of playgroup time took over. It's fun, I love it, but I begin to feel the mixture of being completely frazzled out of my mind, and so totally thankful for not having multiples. Wow, dodged a bullet with that stroke of luck.
In conclusion, playdates are loads of fun, for kids and parents, even if you are hosting and the stress of it all puts you in a spin. Syl was having so much fun that I don't think I saw her the entire time (yes, she was still there. she hasn't figured out how to venture outdoors yet). I got my adult-time fix for the day and nobody got hurt. Plus Sylvia was so exhausted that she slept like the angel she is (insert devilish snicker here).
Sunday, August 12, 2007
This has been an extremely busy weekend for us. We had our booth at the Tower Grove Farmers Market, it was a 100 degree day. There were people there, and I sold a few of my new slings, so I was happy enough (and sweaty enough). I had to take a dip in the wading pool, which really took the edge off. Then, I had a few hours off, and I went to cater a fancy baby shower. Another outdoors event (rich people are crazy). Anywho, I made good money and was very exhausted. Sylvia gave daddy a hard time going down, but she is now recovered. No permanent harm done.
I don't really have any witty comments today, I guess I'm burned out from the weekend. I'll save up for something funny for my next post. I'm hosting our playgroup this week, so something funny will probably happen then!
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I want to abandon the morning nap, it is quite an inconvenience on my day. But I pray it remains if this state is what becomes of that. It is pretty entertaining, she kind of wobbles in circles, rambling in her super-cute language. It's a mixture of Japanese and French, maybe bits of alien. Who knows?!
Tell me, does every parent believe their child to be as charming as I do? Seriously. We went to Tower Grove Park today to watch a group of musicians perform for kids. The band talked forever, which is so unkidfriendly. Syl got restless (as did I) and began pacing the aisle. It was specifically for young kids, toddlers, and babies (though what human could sit through all that talking regardless of age?). I let her explore. She was amazed at all the kids, and occasional mom. She would approach, flash her crooked pirate grin, and move on. I let her do this because she seemed to be entertaining everyone. But I am know wondering if it was obnoxious. I think she's sweet, charming, and hilarious, but do total strangers? Look, I really don't care, but it's funny to imagine someone NOT loving that face. Wow, total mom comment.
It reminds me of the fact that all babies aren't cute. At least not at first. Well, some not ever. But how do you say that to a doting parent? "Oh, wow, your brand new baby looks like the spawn of Alien vs. Predator," I don't think that would go over so well. Or when people make the comment about their baby, "doesn't he look like an old man? so wise..." really? Cuz old men can be kinda wrinkly, and not so cute, and that wise face is him pooping.
I'm so mean, really, I can say these things because I am not pregnant. When I was pregnant, I was hardpressed to talk smack about a not-so-cute baby. I didn't want that bad kharma on my shoulders! But I guess I don't have to worry anyway, my baby is super cute and charming. Just look at her pictures!!!
Saturday, August 4, 2007
anyway, we met to discuss all our ideas. about 10 minutes later, the conversation had moved to "where can we go to happy hour at 3:30?" you can clearly see how productive we were. no, but seriously, we are going to do this. i need to work, but i wanna be my own boss (go figure). any ideas people? an immediate issue we have is getting rich people to pay more for 3 american girls with hippie-dippy cleaning products. thank god we're hot (insert chuckles here).
by the time we were sipping on cocktails, our brains were mush. we'll meet next week and further the plan. the funny thing is that they can't blame their mush brain on the mommies, like me...aren't i the lucky one!!
(is this good enough for now rachel? love you!!)