Friday, March 9, 2012

Random Stuff Friday

1) Spring is coming and we've been doing some major cleaning out of stuff at our house. Starting with closets! Seriously, we do NOT need all the clothing that ANY of us has. That being said, here's a snippet of a conversation I recently had with 3yo daughter:

3yo - What is that pile?
Me - Clothes we're going to give away.
3yo - But I like that shirt. It's my favorite! *points to the pile of shirts*
Me - Which one?
3yo - *points to the whole pile*
Me - *picks up random shirt* This is not your favorite shirt. You can't wear this. It's too small for you.
3yo - But I like it! When I lift up my arms, you can see my belly button and I look like Britney Spears!
Me - *speechless*

On the other hand, at least this is the Britney she's referring to:

And not this one:

2) I've asked a couple times on Twitter and FB, and now I'm going to throw this out to all my bloggerly friends: Nook Color Tablet or Kindle Fire? I do need to mention that we're planning on purchasing 2 of whatever we get, one for each of the girl kidlets, and before you say we're spoiling them, we've already discussed that they would receive no further gifts from us for the rest of the year AND they have to EARN their usage time. Now then ... any input would be greatly appreciated! I'm so torn!

3) So when I wrote random #1, it was Monday and the weather was nice. Then come Tuesday night, Hello Blizzard. It was like Mother nature knew I was excited to see the official coming of spring and decided to give me a big "Ha! Ha!" Now we are back to thawing out again.

4) Been trying to figure out more things that might help the baby bub with his fussiness and eczema. Read about dairy-free, gluten-free and that sparked my interest. Then I had a convo with the pediatrician about it, and he's pretty open to whatever we want to try, but won't allergy test the bub or anything, he's still too little. So I'm wondering if anyone (besides Heather ;) has tried this sort of thing in regards to eczema specifically and not ended up with the benefits because they chose the diet due to other conditions.

5) Over the past few months I've learned a lot about friends vs acquaintances and how often those two get confused. I've also learned that just because you don't share blood doesn't mean you're not family. With that in mind, just because you do share blood doesn't make you family either. I read something the other day that basically said "Some people ask how you are because they care. Others simply ask because they're curious. Don't confuse the two."

I leave you with that little bit of food for thought and hope your weekend looks to be as bright and sunshiney as ours does out here (thank goodness the blizzard is gone!).


Amanda Bonilla said...

I love your random Friday posts! And as for the favorite shirt episode... I could totally picture that in my head. Hehe. Funny kid!

Martin Willoughby said...

My youngest was like that about everything. If he saw his older brothers with something, he wanted it.

The 'caring' quote is brilliant...and I'm going to borrow it.

Have a great weekend.

Angie said...

Well, today is nice again! Thank goodness. That conversation with your daughter is hilarious! Good luck with the baby bub.

L.T. Elliot said...

My kids are like that about everything. Even shoes with gaping holes. =P

I'm loving the springtime weather. Hating when the snow thinks to come back. >:(

My mom has a kindle fire and I think it's really user friendly. I don't know anything about the Nook but I do think my mom's Kindle Fire is better than our iPad.

We use tiny amounts of hydrocortizone on our little dude who sometimes gets eczema. He doesn't get it often but when he does, we just use a little dab for the next few nights and he's all clear!

I feel you about the friend thing. blood and the thickness of water and such--but love really is thicker than blood. And wherever love is, there real family is too. I think the same goes for friends.