Friday, January 15, 2010

Fun Fact Friday

(borrowed from Erin, 'cuz she's cool like that)

**After that New Year's post about cooking, I had a mental breakdown and then decided to do something about it. So tomorrow, I'm embarking on a huge cooking adventure. It's called Once a Month Cooking, and I'm sure many of you have heard of it. You make all your meals for a month in one day and freeze them. I'm doing a menu from another Ohio blog called Once a Month Mom. I pulled my neighbor in on it, and to say I'm intimidated would be an understatement. I've already spent hours preparing, and we haven't chopped a single vegetable.

**After speaking aloud the words "we've had a really healthy stretch since Thanksgiving," I got David up from his nap yesterday and discovered a low grade fever and cough. Sounds croup-ish. Within the hour, I also got an email from Katy's teacher saying that half of her class has the stomach flu. So I'm holding my breath and just praying that I'm able to cook the $60 of meat that's thawed in my fridge at this very moment.

**Last weekend, Brian, aka Hero Husband, cleaned out and organized the basement, which had accumulated every piece of "don't-know-what-to-do-with-it" since we moved in. It is incredible. It makes me smile every time I walk down the stairs. The kids can actually play down there, and in fact, they can ride bikes in a circle. So 8 months later, I officially feel Moved In.

**David watches TV now, FINALLY! Okay, I'm certainly not one to plop my toddler in front of the TV for hours on end, but prior to this month, he would not sit still for even 2 minutes to give me one tiny little break. It's nice to have him interested in something for 20 or 30 minutes so I can, you know, blog. :)

**I finally gave up on the dressing battle with Katy. The child will not wear pants. I don't want to fight it anymore. So yesterday, while she was at school, I perused the clearance racks and bought some more acceptable everyday dresses, skirts, and leggings. She was thrilled to try them all on when she got home and cut the tags out. She then carefully selected her favorite, and I asked her if she needed to go potty: no. Twenty minutes later, in her brand new outfit, "Mommy, I hadda assident." It was really hard not to be frustrated.

**After I discovered David's fever, I went to change his diaper and discovered a bright green mess, which caused a furrowed brow. My gut feeling was that it was nothing serious, but in conjunction with the fever, I decided to google it. I was reading along about bile and various items when someone mentioned food coloring. I tried to think if he had eaten anything unusual that day with unusual coloring. Aha! I googled "fruit loops and green poop." Bingo.

**As long as we're on the subject, Katy can poop on demand. It's the weirdest thing. We've still been having issues in this department, so when it's been a couple of days since we've seen any activity, I start to get nervous that we're going to have a problem. So no fewer than five times, Brian has said to her, "Katy, if you'll go make a poop in the potty, then we'll do XYZ." She immediately jumps up, runs to the bathroom, and deposits a huge poop into the toilet. Is that strange or what?


Oma Froehle said...

YAY, Brian! Do you think he would clean out our garage? We have been her almost 10 years, and the garage STILL looks like a warehouse!

P.S. This proves it! Fruit Loops are NOT food!

Charity said...

Ella does not go a single day without a skirt. (Or bedtime!)
I did the same thing. I got leggings and skirts and now there's no more morning battle. We're both happier.
She always looks like a rainbow, but she's warm at least.

Fruit snacks turn my kids' poop neon green. I think more moms should know about that. It can be kind of freaky!