iSaid it, iMeant it

19 February 2014

Even though I've blown through an embarrassing number of phones this past year (thank you Sebastian, Sebastian, and Theo) and lost thousands of photos (did I really need that series of nine photos from the park of Sebastian doing prettttty much the same exact smile down the slide? or the montage of Julia doing another dizzying routine of twirls-a-plenty in the front yard? or the shoot of baby Theo not moving a muscle on the attic floor? NO but .... don't tell this mom armed with a camera phone THAT because she needs to preserve those memories always and 4ever)

Why take one when you can take a MILLION?


(there was a reason I didn't blog about our return trip from Wichita and his name begins with Theo and ends with Happy Camper)

Anyway - photo series cessation classes anyone?

I'll take one. Or a series.

Anyway (again), I just realized (for some bizarre reason) that all of the notes in my phone remained intact. Yay.

I usually utilize the notes feature to make lengthy grocery lists to email Simon at work.

Behold ...


(In my pathetic defense ... Theo was 11 days old so to run out of the household staples still fell under the sort of forgivable offense category. I guess.)

But sometimes I use the fancy schmancy notes feature to jot down some genius blog post ideas ...


Let's all take a moment to praise the blogging gods that I didn't expound on any of that genius. 

Or this ...


What that blogger needs? A book deal and some brevity. Right now.

And I won't punish your pupils with my elaborate typed out 2-part plan to fit into my bridesmaid dress a few months after Theo was born BUT let's just say it involved:

1. drinking tea after dinner (?)
2. and (caps locked) Spanx. (or Assets if you go the Target route like I alwaysalwaysdo).

And lets keep the bonus training rolling, rolling, rolling here.

Simon's always claimed that I use too much toilet paper (and when he uses none for the vast majority of his trips - I don't think the comparison is fair). I've always disagreed (he also thinks that any and all diapers can be taken care of with a maximum of two wipes which is not a philosophy I adhere to especially when it comes to Sebastian Patton).

Anyway - I think he thinks a solitary square of two-ply per tinkle trip is adequate.

But when he snapped this beauty right after Julia had made her 9th bedtime stalling trip to the throne to expel 1/4 tsp of bodily fluid ...


I realized he may sort of have a point.

(But don't tell him I said so.)


29 comments:

  1. My husband and I have had the same conversation (argument?) about toilet paper. I agree with you. My 2 year old uses A LOT of toilet paper.

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    1. haha yes -- clogging has become an issue.

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  2. I just read the toilet paper section out loud to Philip because it's not just me!!!

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    1. haha -- hopefully it's a universal marriage "issue"

      :)

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    2. Yes I think I remember covering "toilet paper discrepancies" in my Anthropology class when discussing cultural universals. Man I love throwing around casual mentions of that Anthro 101 class.

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    1. wellllllll you're in good company at least ;)

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  4. Ha! We have the opposite issue: my husband (not me, even though I'm the girl and wipe after tinkling) uses SOOOOOO much toilet paper!!! OMG, I swear he uses like half the roll per bathroom trip! But he also takes forever in the bathroom. We go to costco and get a huuuge kirkland pack of toilet paper and I swear I probably use 20% of it and he uses 80% ....don't ask me how. I think he might have intestinal/bowel problems. or something. lol

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    1. ha. this made me laugh. I HOPE he doesn't have issues :)

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  5. Damn it, Grace, I'm laughing so hard and my baby's sleeping! Perhaps you could ween yourself off the T.P. by buying that awful practically sandpaper stuff. I mean, who'd want to use lots of that stuff? And P.S. I hope there's a Simon Says somewhere in the not so distant future.

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  6. And yet, I still think you should start writing a book anyway. Get on it, woman. Oh, and at least you make grocery lists on your phone. My car is littered with utility envelopes with, "Milk, eggs, toilet paper and humus" scrawled all over them. Classy lady right huuur.

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  7. I think iTold you this in person but I liked this post!

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    1. No sure if I'm the only one that caught this or if no one else cares buuuutttt this is adorable y'all!

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  8. ^^^Simon's comment! >>>

    Jonathan and I just had the TP argument. I'm like you... Don't criticize me when you barely have to use it! I don't like my TP consumption to be judged. (It is kind of true, but I don't care.)

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  9. Hahahaha! I'm pretty sure Corey thinks that I just throw toilet paper away.
    I make lists, too...not always groceries. Most of the times it's songs I hear on the radio that I will download later. Or books from the library. Or blog ideas as well.
    And working backwards, 8 pictures of the same thing are totally legit because what if that one just doesn't capture the right look you're going to blog/insta later.

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    1. Or the first 7 come out blurry! Don't put it past me!

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  10. Better too much TP than too little. :) And I think toddler diaper bombs require a huge amount of wipes!

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  11. Have you ever heard of Dropbox? I have my phone photos linked to my drop box account so they automatically download and are backed up in a cloud. I also have dropbox downloaded on all of my computers so no matter where I am I have access to all my photos.

    It's also handy for spreadsheets that I work on both at work and home so I am not having to remember to e-mail myself the latest version.

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  12. I have literally had to plunge the toilet 4,000 times since my middle child began wiping himself, so I feel you! :::vom:::

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  13. I use notes for post idea too! I always have my phone on me, and if I don't "jot it down" right away I will forget whatever idea I had. But I will leave an idea there for a few days to see if I still think it's a good post idea. Lol
    And oh girl I feel you on the toilet paper. My four year old used to use half a roll for a little tinkle. Haha

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  14. My husband's famous quote coming out of the bathroom: "it's like y'all girls eat toilet paper or something!" Apparently the male species doesn't appreciate toilet paper the way we do....

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  15. I take 1 zillion pics in a row like that too... you never know which one will come out the best ;). I've been told I use too much TP for years -- from my mom to my husband now. I just don't think a couple of squares is gonna cut it!

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  16. I am glad that I am not the only one out there with 20 photos of the same thing on my iPhone. :)

    Karen

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  17. My husband also thinks I use toooo much TP per trip. Glad to know I'm not the only female with this "problem".

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  18. Use use an obscene about of TP over here... Our favorite saying around here is "We all go, why not enjoy the go?" http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEo7VJM4kV1KyBoEIhzHCOw

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  19. The fact that he emailed it to you (not to mention the caption): PRICELESS. Sooo funny! And because you made a pretty great and valid point about the 3048958 pics of the same thing, I just went through and deleted close to 200 pictures. Humbling reminder ;)

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  20. ughh. I clogged our toilet the night before we left for our honeymoon (night 2 of marriage bliss). Haha! Poor guy had to go to 3 stores before he found a plunger. Lovely.

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  21. so funny, everything. Love your posts. Think you should get that big family to Hawaii to visit us. :)
    Aloha!

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