the day that below average built

25 April 2013

Our internet keeps going out so if this gets posted it will be a 1/2 miracle.


I wish the internet going out didn't ruin my day as much as it does but it really ruins it. I know, internet cessation classes are all the rage but ... not for me right now. (Although I don't think I knew the extent of my addiction until the robot lady prerecorded help BS with the internet company asked, "a series of questions" ending in, "and has your modem ever worked?" at which point I covered Sebastian's ears and let Soothing Voice have it.)

Okay, so today! Not great. Wow, that Grace - she really only blogs about her bad days. Well, you got me.

And really? Does she need to post SO many pictures of her kids?


1. Julia put lipstick on to go to Costco because that's what we ladies do around here.
2. laugh-cry because I stopped doing jumping jacks ... his favorite thing to watch and try to emulate with forearm flaps
3. I walked out to dispose of a diaper (is that all I do ever? I'll never tell) and came back to the corpse of Theo content with his fitting from our resident cobbler, Sebastian

Okay, so it wasn't terrible but Julia. Ohhhhhh, Julia. I guess I never realized how pleasant she was until she became the person she is today. Former Julia was mostly fun with splashes of really awful and now she is mostly really awful with glimmers of, "oh, did she stop growling for a second? that felt nice." I think she still isn't feeling well (ha! says the mom of the bratty two year old) even though she hasn't had a fever for a few days and I'm hoping she snaps out of right quick or else I might be seeking employment somewhere else. Not funny because I'm not joking. Simon thinks she is maybe experiencing a touch of early onset PMS. Also, not funny because he wasn't joking.

Sebastian spilled a bag of flour ... I was too frustrated to even take a picture which is very frustrated because we all know I love a "kids making messes!!! this is awful!!" photo op. He does this thing right before he knows he's going to get caught where he speed works. In this case after he was spotted he grabbed three more rapid fire handfuls of flour out to throw into the floor vent and onto Julia's precious Dora socks (which she thought was about hilarious as you can imagine: n-o-t). Anyway, I know I need a pantry lock. I'll get on it.

Let me send you off to happier pastures via the Internet ....

I kind of bet you've already ready Dwija's post, "NFP doesn't work. You have so many kids!" but it's good. The internet is teeming with NFP posts but this is a really good one.

Also, I kind of bet you've seen Anna's new design but look how pretty and polished it is!

Another one you've probably already seen ... Hallie's Five Favorites (and ALL the linkers!) ... always a mood lifter.

And I'm starting to read more (fine, I recently read two books and now I think I can put "avid reader" under hobbies on my resume) but Jen recommends five books over here. Again, I'm sure you've seen it.

Anyway - if you hear about a St. Louis internet technician that escaped near death by way of a frazzled housespouse ... you'll know he came in and woke up all three kids. Beware, Justin.



(oh, and his hair is thinning. Just what this stage mom needs.)


35 comments:

  1. Your bad days make for blog reader good days. So, I cringe for you when I say I hope it doesn't get better.

    ;)

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  2. Yes you need to be posting all these pictures of your kiddos! They're too darn cute not too ;-) Hope things are quieting down a bit and internet happiness is restored soon!

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  3. I know it's cliche to say "I literally lol'd" but I really did. Poor you... Spotty Internet connection is lame! Early PMS... Bahaha.

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  4. I think J's age is when I noticed my own kid's behavior cycles. For a week or two at a time he'd be awful. Like, FSBO (For Sale By Owner) awful. Hopefully J's crummy behavior glitch is on its way out!

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    1. Early onset PMS... hahaha. Sometimes I look at my two-almost-three year old and think, "So this is what it's like to have a teenager. Can.Not.Wait." Thank you for blogging... the day just wouldn't be the same without hilarious updates from the Camp.

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  5. Theo is adorable! ADORABLE! Makes me excited for my third little one coming in August. :)

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  6. So someone once let us in on the fact that if you curse at those automated machines they're programmed to get you to a human being! Swear it works, just drop an "f" bomb.

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  7. Oh, yeah? I see your bag of flour and raise you a bottle of blue nail polish all over my bedroom carpet, thanks to the resident three year old. Your move. :)

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  8. Love Theo's little round face...just precious!

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  9. Grace´s post: "And really? Does she need to post SO many pictures of her kids?" ...
    Me: "Yes!!!! Because they make me smile :)"

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  10. Automated answering is the WORST customer non-service idea EVER. It makes me crazy every.single.time.

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  11. My thoughts while reading this post:
    1. "She covered Bash's ears???? Grace = awesome mom." Lord help me when I'm on the phone with Comcast... It's like everything turns red and cursing is all-of-a-sudden appropriate to do around 17-month-old-repeat-everything-mom-says-Ryder.
    2. "They make pantry locks? I wish they made refrigerator locks because Ryder smashed a dozen minus one eggs on the kitchen floor last night just for fun." Have you ever tried to clean up eggs with paper towels? The whites are, like, IMMUNE to being absorbed! Then the dog started eating them... (yes, we thought buying Ryder a puppy was an awesome idea at the time. Maybe I need to start blogging, even if only to take the presh off your littles to do bad things because that's apparently what your readers love!).
    I don't know where I was going with this.... Oh yes. I hope your internet never fails you again. A day without my favorite Campers is torture

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    1. They do make fridg locks- check amazon. Also a tip for cleaning up smashed eggs: pour salt all over them! A whole carton of eggs may take a whole thing of salt or 2 but I would gladly trade the $2 for more salt for the long yucky egg clean up.

      Julia PMSing- HAHA. So says the resident OB/GYN so he would know...

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  12. bash and the rapid fire throwing flour is HILARIOUS in my head. much less in person I am sure. this day bites, grace! get that Internet fixed!

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  13. BUT...there was no poop up anyone's back...so there's that to be happy about. Not so lucky in my house. LOL! Hope tomorrow is a better day.

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  14. Oh this post made me laugh! Love the part about the internet technician. Really, who rings doorbells between 1p and 3p? Sheesh!

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  15. "Our resident cobbler"....hilarious! Love your writing! And as the parent of a 4 month old non-napper/lightest sleeper ever, I have nearly strangled more people than I care to share who have come a-ringing our doorbell at THE most inopportune hour, so totally feel you here.

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  16. Basher looks straight up crazy in that glamor shot. What's not to love?

    I get similarly edgy when the internet goes down. As in, I can't believe we moved here so far from everyone we know and you know I love you and I support your career 100%, but if the internet doesn't get turned back on by bedtime, I'll be climbing over and down the balcony and running through the streets with the Kindle trying to pickup a public network signal...

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  17. I have been away from this blog for awhile (used to be a reg reader). I can't believe how big Sebastian is now. Julia's lippy is fantastic. Little Theo is adorable, last time I read this page you were about half way through your pregnancy . Congratulations

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    1. Thank you! Thanks for taking the time to click back over for a minute! Have a great Friday

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  20. I had to laugh at your...said the mom of a bratty two year old.

    This week we were on vacation, Xander wasn't sleeping as much as usual, and so I kept excusing his behavior because he was tired. But now we're home and he's still acting that way, and I'm wondering of maybe he's just being Xander and I need to stop making excuses and start disciplining him? But he's so cute!

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  21. I love reading all of your crazy stories as a mom! It gives me such a laugh in the middle of the day...

    Also, in that pic, I think Theo looks like a cabbage patch doll, A-DORA-BLE!

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  25. Will you tell us where you got that awesome changing pad cover? I'm in the market for some new ones. The bassinet sheets I've been using are getting a little sad... I'm a regular reader, but this is the first time I've commented. :)

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