-1- Bea’s B-Day
Our baby is one!
We went with a fruit theme, so instead of party hats the kids made fruit headbands. Elle decided to make Bea’s headband using two kiwis, so it looks like a bow in the picture above. Adorable!
-2- Moe the Cactus
The girls asked Moe what his favorite fruit was, and he said “cactus.” After conferring, we decided that while cacti are not fruit, they are pretty indicative of Moe’s personality. Thus, Elle made Moe a cactus.
-3- A Date!
It’s been too, too long since David and I escaped from the zoo. This week we were able to have lunch together. At a place not our home. Without any children.
It was weird.
It was nice.
Hopefully it can happen again sometime again before the year is up.
-4- Bonk Beds
The kids think that bunk beds are called “bonk beds” because they can result in “bonks” if you sit up or stand on the bed. It’s so reasonable that I haven’t corrected them.
We found a bonk bed at a thrift store and scooped it up. We’ve called about several on craigslist in the past few months, but they disappear so quickly! Apparently the secondary market for bonk beds is tight.
So far there have been no trips to the emergency room or even minor injuries, so that means neither David nor I won the bet.
-5- Domestic Graffiti
While we had the furniture out of the room anyway, we decided it was time to say goodbye to the graffiti.
Oh, man. This is a wall from the kids’ room. It’s got dings. It’s got dents. It’s got several kids’ worth of pencil and pen. It’s behind the door, so it’s not as obvious as the coloring on the other wall in their room.
I didn’t realize it was going to be hard to paint over Elle’s (slightly misspelled) name in green crayon, but it was. There was a time she couldn’t quite spell her name. Oh, my heart.
We touched up (a fancy way of saying “are too lazy to paint the whole room”) the graffiti and practically threatened death to anyone who writes on it again. We’ll see how much the threat of capital punishment deters future crime.
-6- A Dia Deal!
Okay, so I’ve talked a lot about my experience with Dia & Co., a plus-sized styling service that works similar to Stitch Fix. Well– from now until Labor Day, if you use this link for your first Dia purchase, you can receive $20 credit! I’ve never seen that deal until now. The styling fee is $20, so it’s practically like trying it for free.
-7- Socks: They aren’t just for feet anymore
David wears socks all the time. I am barefoot all the time. Barefootedness must be a dominant gene, because the kids don’t really wear socks, especially in the summer. But for some reason, I’m still washing a million socks with each load of laundry. I don’t get it.
Actually, I do get it. If we find a sock on the floor, we assume it’s dirty, and it’s shuffled off to the laundry. However “dirty” is not the same as “has been worn.” My kids use their socks as thumbless mittens in their imaginary play. A fancy dress is not complete without elbow
socks gloves. Moe can’t be a firefighter or a garbage man without work socks gloves.
Don’t get me started on all the treasures I’ve found stuffed inside socks. They are perfect for Barbie luggage, hiding things from grabby siblings, and starting collections.
Is there a business idea in there? Should I be going onto Shark Tank with my new kid sock toy? There have been so many parenting products I’ve heard of and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that!” Am I missing an opportunity here?
*This post does contain an affiliate link to Dia & Co., so if you use the link to place your first order, I receive a little credit to use myself. Thanks! 🙂