Monday, July 28, 2014

Mommy Monday

There are a few moms I have friended through social media. We interact daily. I brag on their parenting. I wish I parented more like them in certain areas. In my next life, I wouldn't mind coming back as their kid. Recently, someone commented they feel that way about me. It made me laugh ... I mean, thanks! My kid is pretty awesome in my opinion & I do my very best. But sometimes, y'all, it's messy over here. And I don't just mean that war zone bedroom that I can't even remember what the carpet looks like or her face that forever has food, smeared makeup or dirt on it. 

Let's get real ...

Just this morning, she told me she is too cute to clean her room. I should have sat her down & taught her a lesson about beauty from the inside, how a pretty face is fleeting, cleanliness is godliness, remaining humble .... any of the above would have been better than the laughter and shoulder shrug she got as I walked out of her room to get another cup of coffee. 

At dinner on Saturday, I let her sit and spread butter on a roll I knew she wouldn't eat. The whole serving of butter they brought the table. On one roll. She wasted food. Other kids are going hungry. She doesn't know that, I didn't tell her that. I just wanted to take a couple bites uninterrupted. She did offer the doctor MY last Reese's cup the other day though so I'm sure if she knew about those kids, she would have offered them her dinner roll. That counts for something, right?

Sometimes I let her count swimming as a bath because I really just want to crash too & we can wash her AND the sheets tomorrow ....

I recently told her to take something to her room. She said "no" when I asked "what do you mean no?" She simply corrected "no ma'am" ... I could have told her that she doesn't get to tell me no & teach her about manners. Instead, I took it myself and mumbled under my breath the whole time. 

She also told me earlier this month that her hands are tired but her tummy isn't so I need to feed her the rest of her meal. I could have talked to her about princess behavior or laziness or independence. I didn't. I fed her the whole meal ... And a second helping too. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Phone Over Baby?

I'm going to punch someone. I'm serious. The next person that posts advice or article links to help me remember my child in the car is going to get throat punched. 

If I will forget MY CHILD in the back seat, you think I would remember my phone? Or wallet? Or crack pipe? Gimme a break. Don't tell me to "put something important in the back seat" so I will be forced to turn around & realize "oh shit, that toddler followed me to Target again!" SHE is the "something important" that forces me to remember to grab my purse sitting at her feet. 

You're probably the same people that argued Casey Anthony's innocence. 

It is awfully sad when I hear about children dying in hot cars each summer. It's reckless and devastating. But at the same time, it's offensive to suggest that I'm capable of leaving my child in the car but wouldn't even consider getting out of my car without my iphone. Like that's the end all be all. Let's also not forget, these aren't always "accidents" that could have been prevented. I realize we moms (and dads) complain about being overwhelmed sometimes. But I swear ... Forgetting our kid in the car isn't nearly as common as forgetting to put on a bra. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 4th

I hope everyone had an awesome 4th! I know we did. We spread out the celebration over 3 days! Lots of fireworks, good food, cold beer, mud and quality time.  

It was also the boyfriend's big 3-0 birthday last week. I took the day off from work to spoil him a little and finished the night with a little surprise dinner where his family & friends were all waiting. I love surprises!

All of this is old news though if you're already my Instagram frand... Anyone else feel like Instagram has kinda taken the place of blogging? If you aren't following me over there, why not?! @julianne_turner

Not shared on Instagram - a delicious margarita marinade if you are grilling shrimp this summer. I saw it browsing Pinterest but didn't pin it so I don't have the exact measurements. I didn't use them anyways though. 
Mix tequila, lime juice (+ a little zest) cilantro & sea salt. Toss in shrimp & chill until ready to cook. It was so good! Trust me on this one. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Go Away

I feel like this is a topic worth revisiting. 

"Cheeky" wedding photos
Stop it. For the love, please stop. It's not cute. Or funny. Why? Aren't wedding photos supposed to be beautiful timeless treasures you can look back on and one day share with your children (and grandchildren)? Can we please shut this trend down?!

Couples using Facebook for what should be texted. 
Again I have to ask ... Why? Who are you trying to convince? I just assume your relationship is in trouble. It's unnecessary. 

Not of the lovely redhead variety. But rather the disgusting destroyer of perfectly good juice. I've been trying to get back in my routine of regular juicing and get SO pissed when I buy a juice & realize later it is laced with ginger. it's so gross. I thought carrots were the worse. Nope. It's ginger. 

What are you wishing would just go away?

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