7 Quick Takes

15 Sep

So, I’m finally getting around to posting my Friday quick takes on Saturday, because punctuality is my middle name.  Check out Camp Patton (aka best blog eva) for more!  Anyhoo, let’s dive right into the excitement:

1. I know you all are dying for more pictures of my new little baby.  Some of you are probably holding your breath.  Well, you should probably stop.  Poor Hazel has THE WORST case of infant acne this side of the Mississippi.  I would post pics, but I’m saving them for her wedding slideshow.  At her one month pediatrician appointment, when I pulled off her baby burka, I believe I heard a gasp escape from her doctor.  In time it will pass, and more pics of her cuteness will make their way onto your retinae; until then, you will just have to be satisfied with a picture of me in all my infant acne glory.

Like blighted mother, like blighted daughter.

2. While whining to my husband about losing zero of my one million pregnancy pounds gained (how does one leave the hospital weighing exactly the same as when admitted AFTER having a baby!!!???), my husband asked what I did after my sous chef was born to get back in “shape.” After much thinking and only a little whining, I replied that I had given up chai lattes for Lent (feel free to submit my name for beatification). I did the Math and realized that a daily intake of 600g of sugar in the form of chai, yummy goodness does not help weight loss. So yet again, my dear chai and I have parted ways. File this away under plights of the privileged.

3.  I recently came up with a new, genius game for my sous chef to play. It’s called “wash the animals” and involves washing plastic animals in a tub of soapy water (like I said, genius).  Unfortunately, my sous chef has become somewhat obsessive about this game and demands to play it all day long. The animals are in the yard and we can’t even walk to the car without her breaking down and screaming that she wants to “give animals baf!” Yesterday we had at least a dozen meltdowns over bathing the animals. Mothers everywhere, be warned. This is what happens when you come up with fun, innovative things for your toddlers to do. Next week we’re going back to playing with crusty playdoh while Mommy surfs the internet. I’ve never seen her throw a tantrum over wanting to do that.

4. A momentous thing has happened in our house this week. We have had cable installed. We’ve always been a no TV family (except for me and my online viewing of all things Bachelor/ette related). But, recently, my husband said that he would like to watch football in the winter. Upon hearing this, my jaw hit the floor and I immediately looked under the couch for where he had hidden my husband.  But, hey, this is what happens when you move to a place with arctic winters. Don’t worry though, we’ll still try to retain the same air of smugness that we had about us as non-TV owners. We will just channel it into other areas of our life. Chess, anyone?

5. Now that I’m 6 weeks postpartum, I’ve started exercising again, slowly and carefully. I’m in the market for a good workout DVD, so if anyone has any suggestions throw them my soft-bellied way.

6. I have purchased an excellent book on toddler control called  Toddler Taming by Dr Christopher Green.  So far it’s been very helpful.  In addition, Dr Green appears to be British, so much of his advice is in the form of “tell your little chap to keep his chin up.”  My favorite so far has been his advice on nose picking.  He advises parents to leave the room, allowing the child to be alone, because picking our noses when alone is perfectly acceptable.  Done and done!

7.  That’s all I got.  I’m not sure, in my history of doing Quick Takes, that I’ve ever come up with a 7th. Have a great week!


5 Responses to “7 Quick Takes”

  1. Abbie September 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

    YAY CABLE. That is all I have to say about that. But let’s not pretend that you haven’t been watching RHNJ all along, shall we? 😉

    I have done Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred before – it’s worth a shot. It sucks and makes you feel like you want to die, but it’s only 25 minutes, including warmup and cooldown, so there’s that. And it will make you kind of buff, but only if you keep up with it, which I clearly did not.

  2. eripaige September 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30, Jillian Michaels Yoga, Jillian Michaels etc etc etc. (You get the picture)

  3. sunandmoonandstars September 16, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Jillian it is then! I have to admit, I’m terrified of her workouts. She looks really intense!

    • Abbie September 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

      Yeah, she is. Not too mention, her voice is really annoying. But she knows what she’s doing!

      I have also heard good things about Jackie Warner’s DVDs but I’ve never tried them. Coincidentally, she used to be Jillian Michael’s girlfriend – they must have been the most ripped couple ever.

      • eripaige September 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

        Intense, but totally worth it. I agree that her voice gets annoying. But luckily you can put on subtitles, and after a few times you get to know the routine. : )

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