Monday, August 18, 2008

But Mommy, that’s just what Little Brothers DO...

But Mommy, that’s just what Little Brothers DO...
Current mood: enlightened
Category: Life
Monday, August 18, 2008

Conversation while pushing kids to day care this morning in the stroller:

Me: Isabelle, Baz if you two don't stop arguing I'm going to turn this stroller around right now and you won't get to go play with your friends today...
(yes... hanging head in shame... I actually said that)

Isabelle: But Moooommmmmeeeee, Baz won't stop saying "Ummmmmm" And I didn't even say a bad word at all or anything!

Baz: ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Me: Well, Isabelle, you're just going to have to ignore him

Baz: ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Isabelle: But Mommmmmeeeeee... I can't

Me: Well, Isabelle, you're going to have to learn how to ignore him. He's not going to stop. Annoying you is like his job. Trust me, I know. It's just what little brothers do.

Baz: ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Baz: ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Baz: ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Me: Baz. NOW you're going to have to stop saying that.

Baz: But Mommy, you said so, it's my job!

Lesson Learned: children take EVERYTHING literally.
(I'm screwed)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Current mood: bitchy
Category: Life
Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Live life to the point of Tears"
- Albert Camus

Currently watching:
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Full Screen Edition)

Friday, August 8, 2008

Who Loves Food? I do...that’s who...

Who Loves Food? I do...that’s who...
Current mood: hungry
Category: Food and Restaurants
Friday, August 08, 2008

There are few things better suited to a dreary Friday trapped in a cubicle than surfing my favorite foodie blogs...


I may faint from hunger...

seriously... go... right now... i want to make EVERYTHING and then eat it ALL

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

How To: Make Pancakes

How To: Make Pancakes
Current mood: exhausted
Category: Food and Restaurants
Tuesday, August 05, 2008

How To:
Make Pancakes

Step 1: Place youngest child in high chair with enough cut bananas and crackers to occupy her for at least 20 minutes.

Step 2: Crack one egg into bowl. beat until light and fluffy.

Step 3: Run into living room and press play on DVD for oldest two children.

Step 4: Return to kitchen. Turn back right burner on stove to warm skillet.

Step 5: Toss more crackers on high chair tray - wonder how long it will take to remove banana chunks from eyelashes of youngest child.

Step 6: Add brown sugar, milk, baking powder, flour to pancake batter - mix well.
Step 7: Run into living room to separate two older children from wrestling on couch over purple crayon.

Step 8: Return to kitchen, add small pat of butter to now-warm skillet.

Step 9: Mop up milk on kitchen floor from sippy cup tossed gleefully over side of highchair.

Step 10: Pour pancake batter into skillet.

Step 11: Run into living room and threaten between clenched teeth to turn off Alvin and the Chipmunks if two oldest children do not stop fighting this instant!

Step 12: Return to kitchen. Scrape burnt remains of first pancake into garbage disposal.

Step 13: Repour batter.

Step 14: Babble incoherently to youngest child - who has now been in highchair for well over 20 minutes - to keep her entertained. Realize I have been singing the Hokey Pokey after three verses.

Step 15: Flip pancake once edges have rounded, bubbles appear on surface.

Step 16: Fill cups of milk and orange juice respectively for oldest two children
Step 17: Am reminded after completing first four pancakes that kids wanted Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes.

Step 18: Return original batch of pancakes to skillet and attempt to add mickey ears without destroying integrity of original pancakes.

Step 19: Fail miserably

Step 20: Feed first attempts at pancakes to youngest child. still in highchair.

Step 21: Start new batch of pancakes. Add Mickey ears to all pancakes.

Step 22: Place pancakes on platter.

Step 23: Place platter on table.

Step 24: Realize we are totally and completely out of syrup.

Step 25: Attempt to fool children into thinking fruit should top pancakes shaped like Mickey Mouse because you can make faces out of blueberries and such.

Step 26: Am reminded by four-year-old that she is not that silly.

Step 27: Apologize profusely to children and promise to purchase syrup at next trip to store.

Step 28: End up feeding kids oatmeal and consuming half of Mickey Mouse pancakes myself so they don't go to waste.

Currently listening:
We are . . . The Laurie Berkner Band
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