This happens to me a lot. I have a funny anecdote or thought, but it’s not really worth dredging out into a full post. So, instead, I’m just sharing my funny thoughts. That you may or may not also find funny. Enjoy.

Oh, Canada.
Fact: Canadians are the nicest people. (Honestly, it might just be the accent. It’s almost impossible for them to sound mean.) But also, they are just a very sincere, kind people. If you don’t believe me, I humbly submit exhibit A to the court: I once heard two Canadian guys having an argument in which one of them was literally threatening to STAB the other guy’s DOG , but if you were just judging by tones and expressions you probably would have thought they were two roommates disagreeing about which Netflix series to binge next. If that conversation had happened in New York, it would have ended in a triple homicide and a trending Twitter hashtag. Heck, if two roommates disagree about which Netflix series to binge next in New York, it can end in a triple homicide and a trending Twitter hashtag. Canadians are the nicest; game, set, match, eh?

Et tu, sourdough?
I started using natural deodorant full-time recently. I’ve tried this in the past but with, I’ll be honest, a lot of failure. What I’m saying is that I sweat a lot. Natural deodorant doesn’t seem able to handle that. But I found a brand I like recently called Bubble and Bee (after it was recommended by a blog commenter!). And I also learned from friends (who know these kinds of things) that part of the reason why I sweat so much is because of how much bread I eat. To which I’m kind of like, what’s up with that, bread? First, there was the whole carb debacle of the early 2000s. And now this whole sweating thing? What did I ever do to you? BESIDES LOVE YOU.

Mommy craziest.
Have you ever tried reasoning with a seven-month-old? I mean, really, I have these moments where I’m looking at the baby and she’s holding the spoon that I’m trying to feed her with in her chubby little death grip, and I’m trying to pull the spoon away, and we’re just, like, staring each other down while I’m saying things like, “No, sweetie pie, give Mama the spoon. If you don’t give me the spoon, you can’t keep eating and you’ll be hungry again too soon. And you’re going to just splatter food everywhere, which will make more work for Mama.” And she’s just looking at me, like, not even like, “I don’t understand what you’re saying,” but like she does understand and she’s just thinking nonsense thoughts back. “Spoon dorsal fin rainbows and puppy dogs carpet.” And I’m honestly trying to think of what I can say to get through. These moments make you start to question your insanity.

2 Responses to 3 Things I Couldn’t Flesh Out Into Full Blog Posts

  • Rebekah says:

    Yes! Been there with the baby feeding woes. You think it’s messy now, just wait until she insists on feeding herself. Those meals will be loooonng too. There’s no rushing a kid with just a few teeth to gum all of that food down. It’s a tough lesson on patience but it makes you enjoy your own food more and slow down yourself. I used to bring 2-3 spoons to meals because my LO would want to play with one in each hand while I fed him. He’d reach for the one going in his mouth, so I’d grab the one he dropped, and so on. Secondly, have you read any of Ellyn Satter’s books on feeding? She’s amazing. Books came out in the 80s. She has a whole chapter on how pressure doesn’t work (I’m not saying you’re pressuring Vivi) and why parents do it. Her philosophy takes the pain and headache out of feeding troubles (and power struggles) and helps us all relax about our kids’ nutrition. I know you like to read about parenting stuff, and this one is super helpful when it comes to teaching a child to taste, accept and learn to love many foods.

    • Justine Lorelle says:

      I’ve been thinking about this comment for the last week because Viv has started grabbing the spoon more and more. We may adopt the spoon rotation maneuver in our home soon! And I will definitely check out that book!

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