I have to admit...

...that Larkyn was throwing a FIT in the car on our way to a play cafe (what kind of terrible mom am I?) because of the way her coat fit. After about mile 2, we were at an intersection with Charity Newsies. I told her they were Santa's helpers checking the cars to make sure no kids were crying. I even opened her window as I gave him the dollar for our paper. They were out all day at major intersections, and every time she saw them, she said "We want to be good girls and boys..."

...that I think I am finally addicted to coffee/lattes in the morning. I realized it yesterday when at 2:00, I thought I would fall asleep in the middle of reading The Gingerbread Man Loose on the Firetruck. Thank goodness it was an adorable new book (teachers- great mentor text for speech bubbles, onomatopoeia and labeling!)

...that I haven't started shopping for anyone but my kids.

...that I'm much more lax about feeding Rhys than I was with Larkyn. If he grabs it and it's not a choking hazard, it's fair game. He really likes to eat. Anything.

...that I winced at the thought of shelling out so much money for California Baby products but now I am a believer. Larkyn has been sooooo itchy for the last month with dry skin and scalp that I had to do something different. Luckily, my mother in law bought us a bottle of the shampoo and lotion for my baby shower, and I started using it on her this week. Game changer!

...that I nailed it in the kitchen this week. Four nights of meals that we didn't throw out and made for good lunch the next day (homemade chili, No-Peek beef tips, John Legend's mac and cheese, and pasta al forno). I like another recipe for homemade mac and cheese better, but JL's was pretty good. I add a small bit of jarred pasta sauce to the al forno or it is too dry. These are some of our favorites!

...that I am so excited to watch Larkyn's preschool Christmas show next week!  Except, how do people take high quality videos these days?

What's on your mind? Any out-of-the-park meals this week or Santa bribery shenanigans?

1 comment:

Keith and Julie said...

Hahaha! I am having visions of the Charity Newsies being Santa's helpers from now on out.

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