hair: i've just discovered my short hair totally looks better when it's a little dirty. i'm not trying to make you laugh here. my clean hair is fluffy and kind of boring, sans personality, if you get my drift. i even bought some product, "dirty clean" by l'oreal. i wish the same principle applied to my house (laugh here).
new rule: i have a new rule for myself, organise something every day. i think it's a good rule. the thing can be as simple as a sock drawer or as mountain-ish as the pantry. things on my to do list include, but are not limited to, the kids dressers, under the bathroom sink, and my spice nook. note to myself: this is not a cleaning thing; it's a function thing (sometimes i clean while i'm at it). I organized the tupperware cupboard at 10:30 friday evening. i'm really living over here!
pumping down: bo's term, "pumping down" holds some mystery in my life. he uses it on average, 2-3 times a day. his diego bike is "pumping down" so were his boots when they were on the wrong feet. sometimes he uses it to describe extreme fatigue and hunger. i try to throw it out from time to time,"mommy is feeling really pumping down right now, can you go play downstairs?" the kids look at me like i have two heads. i asked him what "pumping down" means and he replied with, "because it's the pumper." i think we might be looking at bo's f-word, people.
advil: i don't imagine advil (or the off brand i buy) is an ideal permanent solution for molar discomfort. i should probably call my dentist. right?
boys and chips: they are a thing, right? it's not just mine. bo is a lovely child in almost every situation but put a bowl of "spicy" chips on the table and the child turns stingy and mean. he has been known to wrap his arms around a party bowl and give looks that kill. another one of his techniques, recently used when asked to share was to take a bite of every chip before giving it to someone. the other evening we were sharing a meal with friends, bo started with his chip routine and i started to get on him when the "mister" of the house was like, "it's ok, i'm addicted to the crunch too." thanks, b-rad, i needed that.
some ispiration: thank you pinterest for fill my head with all kinds of nonsense. i adore this photo. it's so familiar and comfortable, i think that girl might actually be me... in the future. i am currently and actively in the market for the perfect striped shirt, overalls and a ukulele for each of the kids and let me tell you, i would so pick up that coffee table if i found it on the side of the road.via