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Someone please please please suggest a carseat that 1) Philip cannot escape from; and 2) Philip is not too tall for. No, I don't know his height and weight offhand, but he is almost at the top of his Britax Decathlon already. Which shocks the hell out of me because Topaz JUST got to that point on hers a few months ago. No booster seats, he's only 2.3 years old. WHAT DO I DO????? I so did not think I would have to deal with this. Also, if I could be super picky, I would like way more room around the crotch buckle because if I tighten the straps enough to actually hold Philip in the seat, it crushes him there. He's maxed out on how far we can adjust it. I don't know what to do, and I really don't want to spend a ton of time researching from this point of having no clue. Suggest something?!

Sep. 1st, 2010

Oh, and a quick question. Yesterday it occurred to me that if you have no carpet and no lead paint dust to worry about, why would you choose to buy a vacuum cleaner over a broom/dustpan/mop?

Jake will be happy to know that I just made myself a large salad with cherry tomatoes and avocado with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Finally some real food. I wish I could get the kids to eat it.

I want to write a real post but don't really feel like going upstairs to get the laptop. Later then.

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Maybe this one for big girl and baby girl. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/olearia I like the versatility and seamlessness of it. Topie likes it. The yarn I have for it is this: http://www.amazon.com/Rowan-Purelife-Ply-Organic-Cotton/dp/B002FR7JVY in the light pink. Very sweet, I think.
Livejournal really is dead. I fucking hate that.
So last week I was taking a shower. I was washing my hair and just generally trying to relax. Then I reached down for my little bath puff thing, and out of it flew this little spider. I was like, I WAS IN THE SHOWER WITH A SPIDER WITH MY EYES CLOSED AAAAAAAGGGHHH.

So what do I do. Normally in these situations, I scream for Jake, and he comes with a cup and rescues the eight-legged monster, and all is well, and I relax. With no Jake to call on, I had to take matters into my own hands. Around here we have a pretty strict remove-don't-kill policy. But with no Jake, that spider was marked for death. I grabbed the shower head with the super convenient hose, and hosed that thing right down the drain. I watched for a couple of minutes as water streamed down, and began to feel safe again. Guilty, but safe. Alas, a couple of minutes later, I saw tiny legs curl up from the underside of the drain cover, hanging on for dear life. More guilt, but also more panic! I got serious and turned on the power jets on the shower head, and targeted the drain. Those fucking legs HUNG ON. Finally I rinsed the conditioned out of my hair, and a nice foamy sea of that finally forced the spider to succumb. I finished my shower quickly, with my eyes fixed on the drain of doom.

The rest of the night I felt uneasy. As though word of the little spider's death was spreading through the arachnid world, and all that spider's tens of millions of cousins were headed my way to avenge the death of him/her. I debated with myself over which would be worse: attacked by just one gigantic cousin spider, or attacked by ten million little cousin spiders. With these thoughts in my head I fell asleep.

It usually takes about a year for me to forget a place where I've seen a spider. So for a while, I will think of the upstairs shower as the Spider Shower, and my eyes will fall suspiciously on the drain every time I go near it. I have a dread that one day the spider will return in zombie form and seek its revenge.

I want to move.
So last year I went to a store closing sale and got a bunch of girls' Stride Rite shoes. Unfortunately, I didn't confirm the shoes were the size listed on one of the boxes, so I picked up a pair of shoes I didn't need without realizing till later. That one is the Caroline style in size 9.5M. (Here's what they look like: http://www.shoesteal.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?p=EC1004627&pg=5068314)

Another one was the right size, only we forgot to take it with us on our trip, so she outgrew it by the time we got back. Oops. That one is the Kendall style, size 11.5W. (These look like this http://www.uniquehomestore.com/osb/itemdetails.cfm/ID/2137)

I got both of them brand new for 40% off of full price, so I was thinking $25 each.

They're really cute, and maybe I should save them for Kid C, but I hate that they're just sitting there right now. Anyone have kid feet in the right sizes for them??


“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.” ~Paulo Coelho



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