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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Things I Learned Today - Staying Mad, Snap-Crackle-Pop, and "Closing Time"

Here's what I've learned today.

1. I can stay mad without much dissipation over time. Have you even found out one of your kids did something wrong and then you had to wait until they got home from school to blow up? It happens. It gets resolved. Life goes on. But my mad-meter did not waver all day.

2. About the Rice Krispies Trio: Snap and Pop appear to have the same barber while Crackle seems to have a starfish on his forehead. My kids pointed this out at breakfast.

 3. The song "Closing Time" is about childbirth. I learned that one from an interview with Dan Wilson on NPR. It's about being sent from the womb, hence this line "This room won't be open till your brothers or your sisters come"

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Things I Learned Today: Costco, Grilled Cheese, & Apps

Here's what I've learned today.

1. Costco on a Saturday is awful. I'm talking Ikea-on-a-Saturday dizzying. Tons of people, tons of unhappy kids, tons of jammed aisles that your oversize cart can't maneuver. Free samples aren't worth the pain.

2. It's grilled cheese sandwich day. Yum. But unfortunately I'm on a Paleo diet. That means no cheese, no bread. Kinda takes the fun out of grilled cheese day.

3. Creating Apps is probably hard. I don't really know because I can't move beyond the starting point, which is find a descent book on the subject. I do have a GREAT idea for an app, but I can't tell you or you might run away with my million dollar idea.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Things I Learned Today: Siblings, Stomach Bug, & Leave the Couch Alone

Here's What I've Learned Today.

1. Yesterday was SIBLING DAY. Of course, I only learned this through Facebook and not until today. Happy belated sibling day to my brother and all my step siblings.
I'm the cute blond with the bad haircut.

2. You can catch the stomach bug over the phone. While not scientifically proven, this must be true. My 6 year old is home with the stomach bug. Two of our relatives had it first, but we haven't seen them (and they live 700 miles away). We've only talked to them on the phone. I don't think you can catch this virus from the Internet but I'd recommend Cloroxing your mouse and keyboard anyway.

3. Rearranging furniture always seems like a good idea until you break a toe. I didn't break a toe today--that was last year when I moved the couch--but I did move another couch, a bed, and a bookcase. The room is still a disaster and I don't have the energy to move it back.