Wednesday, July 25, 2012

"C" is for Confessions

Last week Courtney started doing "Wednesday Confessional" posts.  For the most part I think mommy bloggers post only the good things online, which sort of gives the impression that life is perfect.  It's not, but no one wants to sit around listening bad news all the time either.  I think a weekly confession provides a good balance.  Here are my spilled secrets for the week:
  • I ate some cool whip with frozen dark chocolate chips for dessert last night.  I told myself the cool whip was healthier than ice cream.  John looked at me like I was from another planet when I made the bowl.  It was random but good.
  • I let Tully watch Baby Signing Time videos on the mini-DVD player while he eats.  I know kids under two aren't supposed to watch TV, blah, blah, blah....but the kid is quiet, and he is learning sign language.  He hates the regular TV anyway, unless it's on Toddler Tunes music channel.
  • I get easily obsessed with finding THE perfect (insert item you would buy: stroller/coffee maker/vacation resort) and can spend hours or even days researching.  I stayed up until 3am the other night looking into double strollers.  I found what I thought would be the best "everyday" double stroller for us, only to talk to John the next morning and decide we would use a double jogging stroller more.
  • It drives me nuts when people baby talk, especially to toddlers learning to talk.  High-pitched voice for an infant? Fine.  Fake or shortened words combined with the high-pitched voice for a toddler? STOP IT!
  • I'm ready to cut Tully's hair.  He has these crazy curls in the back that make a mullet, and there's this one long piece that curls up on top.  John and my mom said to leave it, but I might get out the clippers before he starts school next week.
  • I like to eat Lucky Charms for dinner sometimes.
  • I get mad when blogs make you type the CAPTCHA phrase/number thingy to prove you are not a robot when posting comments.  I NEVER get it right the first time.  Unless you are Ree Drummond from The Pioneer Woman or Glennon from Momastery, you probably aren't going to have spammers leaving comments on your blog, so go ahead and remove that for me.  Please and thank you.

14 comments:

  1. Haha in response to the captcha anger, I am certainly nowhere even remotely in the vicinity of Pioneer Woman, but I got spammed allllllll the time before I had it up there - maybe just because my blog has been around for 5+ years? Who knows. Anyway, sorry to cause you anger ;)

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    1. I think you're running a close second to Ree ;) Maybe I need to redirect my anger towards the CAPTCHA software people and have them use real words in writing that is reasonably legible.

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    2. I also just realized I had it enabled on my blog. Pot, meet Kettle. Kettle, Pot.

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    3. Hahaha that is awesome! How did I not notice?! Autopilot, I guess :)

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  2. LOVE this idea!! And cool whip instead of ice cream? Brilliant!! I mean, now I am hungry and craving it, but a fantastic idea. And a double stroller? Are you pregnant? After all, I have commented about five times on your blog so I am allowed to ask such personal questions, right?? :)

    I also hate, hate, hate those freaking verification things at the end of posts. They should, at least, be varied by age. Those letters are so smashed and impossible to read. It should be more like the eye chart at the doctor. The older you are the bigger the letter & easier to enter. Or maybe a trivia question about Project Runway. You know, something important. Although I have a feeling my blog has it enabled too.....**runs off to check**.

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    1. You absolutely crack me up, Jane! I could really go for some "Real Housewives" trivia CAPTCHA. And yes, I'm preggers! I think I announced it in June just before you started following. Baby C due Dec 23.

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    2. CONGRATS!!! A Christmas baby! What an exciting blessing! Not sure when your birthday is, but mine is two weeks after Christmas (it totally blows); might I suggest my dear, sweet husband created for me? It's Tilly Birthday-Hanukkah, even though we aren't Jewish, mind you. It's eight days of birthday gifts and it.is.awsome. I may be 33 but it seriously makes up for everyone forgetting my birthday. Yay! Do you know the gender yet?? Cause now that we are FB friends I can TOTALLY know other, more personal, info! See how I wedged that in there??

      And OMG I am still waiting to watch my tivo'ed Orange County finale, part two. I about fell out of my chair when what's-her-name called Alexis "Jesus Jugs". Died.

      And, yeah. 1998 called and wan't it's TiVo back. I'm Oklahoman and everything is TiVo just like all drinks are Coke. Even Dr. Pepper.

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    3. My birthday is Jan 28. My SS# is...JK. Luckily my birthday is far enough away from Christmas to count as it's own celebration but still close enough to get some great gifts from after Christmas sales. My dad's birthday is Dec 23 though, and he always gets stuck with whatever gift isn't wrapped for under the tree yet. Baby C might need his/her own birthday-Hanukkah week.

      Baby C's bits will be checked out in detail on August 15, so stay tuned...off to drink a Coke and watch whatever's on the TiVo.

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  3. I love the TV comment! Coop has been fascinated with the TV ever since he was about a month old, so we just go with it. This morning when I dropped him off, he was stretching in the sitter's arms so he could see the TV. So yeah, when I hear people say that TV is bad, all I hear is blah, blah, blah.

    I'm definitely trying cool whip and chocolate chips soon. Yum!

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  4. Totally in agreement with the comment for baby talk. YUCK. Fake words in annoying voices isn't benefiting your child's language development or speech!!:)

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    1. Spoken like a true speech pathologist!

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  5. Ha ha ha! This totally cracks me up! Hate the robot thing too. I give it one try and give up. Ha!

    Also, can totally relate about the researching obsessively. Which is what lead me to the City Select too, only to have my John remind me that having one million pieces to load/unload every.single.time was the most annoying thing about or "big fancy stroller." Hence, the everyday use of our Uppa Umbrella.

    Cool Whip is as amazing and delicious as Nutella. It's a fact.

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  6. I disabled my Captcha for a while and then I started getting (and I kid you not) 25 spam comment emails a day and I had to add it back. I was going nuts with my phone dinging constantly! :)

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