I had vast and important things to say today. But I just ate a sandwich that sent me into a food coma and so I’ll skip all the life-changing stuff and make this, instead, a “try to catch it” train of thought post.
- My four year old is having a “soak.” She got a new swimsuit today (thank you, Costco) and has used every drop of hot water and combed the house for every plastic toy to fill the tub. If I go upstairs, I’ll have to play with her, which means I’ll end up wet and I hate wet underwear.
- The baby had his first teething rusk yesterday and we’ve now entered the sticky phase. I think boys stay in this phase until they get married.
- I have huge boxes of processed food stuff to put away. I’m calming my conscience by telling myself that at least Nature Valley bars are made out of oats. I’m ignoring all the high fructose corn syrup we just bought. And, yes, I do know why we shouldn’t eat it. But when you expect a 7 year old and an 11 year old to be completely in charge of their own lunches, you’ve got to make things easier for them. Right? Right?
- The problem with Costco is this: it makes that 40 lb. bag of spinach cheaper than the 1 lb. box at the regular grocery store. But who needs 40 lbs. of spinach? I have all this pioneer guilt when I throw away the last bit that has become unsalvageable with that slimy mold that spinach gets. I wish KH were here to make spanakopita for me. I’m far, far too overwhelmed with trying to get a shower in. Anyway, I’m the only one who would eat it and I’m certainly not fussing with phyllo dough just for my own enjoyment. Besides, I didn’t see any phyllo at Costco.
- One last thought, and then I’ll take your comments. Can you think of any other profession where your ability to stay employed depends entirely on how other people do on tests?