Saturday, July 12, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Up All Night... And No It Wasn't Insomnia

Last night happened.

What the hell was going on?

Let's just say between Canine's high pitched yelping whine... which woke me up 4 freaking times... and only resulted in him sniffing at the deck (it does smell bad and please don't tell me there is some rotting vermin under there!! Thank God we're moving!) and no business. Meanwhile his wakings coincided with Kid crying in her sleep (which she never does... but with this week's Unsafety Town who could blame her?) which kept me up for a bit each time. Then add to this that Baby is teething her molars and it was the perfect storm of sleep deprivation. I was up so much last night that I actually had to eat a "fourthmeal" at 3 to relieve my gnawing hunger.

Then, of course, Baby decided to throw herself out of bed an hour early this morning. Canine's huge dump on the living room floor must have been calling her...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Daily Dose Of Cute

While A New Bra Might Have Helped...

I'm sorry ladies but the Medium definitely fits better.

#1 The elastic in that first gather is annoyingly present when I where the Small... and it doesn't bother me at all in the Medium.

#2 Keep in mind these haven't been washed or dried yet and I really don't feel any room for shrinkage in that Small one.

Unfortunately I can't find a purple in Medium and that would be my first choice (although the hunt is on).
So grey or black?

Wondering about those earrings?

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


I was hoping I'd hear back from the Director before camp started this morning but I didn't... so I kept Kid home from Safety Town. It helped that she had a b'day party she could attend so she didn't think she was missing out on anything.

I just got back from running errands and there was a VERY concerned and apologetic message from the Director left on our machine. (Phew!... seriously I was worried about how I'd handle it if she wasn't going to find the situation unacceptable).

So stay tuned she's going to get back to me later this afternoon!


Totally unsatisfactory response.

These were her choices for action:

#1 Tell the teacher that a parent overheard her saying harsh things to a student.

#2 Not say anything.

In addition to these 2 completely bogus "action plans" she is going to stop in the room at some point tomorrow.

Are you fucking kidding me?!?!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Oh I'm mother fucking pissed off now!

As I was putting Kid to bed tonight she dropped a bomb... and it went a little something like this:

"My teacher was so mad at one of the boys in class that she said she'd put him in Daycare."

At first I was confused. But if you read this post it will start to clarify matters.

"Why did she say that?" I asked her.

"Because he was being a baby and crying." Kid responded.

Now you should know that Kid is very observant and sensitive. She is particularly hard to get stuff out of when it bothers her... and if it bothers her she is likely to tell you like this not when you ask her how her day was. Because I did do that earlier today when I picked her up and she said "Great". But it wasn't... and what this teacher said was obviously bothering and worrying her.

For those of you who aren't sensitive to what is going on here let me break it down:
This bitch is shaming young children for being emotional. For having a hard time transitioning into a completely new (and for some intimidating) experience. This woman is telling them to fear being belittled and mocked by your teachers if you don't act in the exact way she wants you to when you go to school. This is a serious fucking problem. This program is supposed to be a stepping stone experience for incoming Kindergardeners to help them adjust to "real school" in the Fall. Their very idea of what is to come is being shaped by this woman.

My heart breaks for this poor boy who is being abused by this woman. Clearly a sensitive kid who needs some support and encouragement and all he is getting is belittled.

See?... This Is EXACTLY Why I Do This...

Ever since I started using my handy dandy built-in camera to take my picture for my fashion posts I've learned a VERY valuable lesson...

I like it:

I like it:


People you can't see your own back no matter how hard you try... but the camera don't lie. Even when I'm not posting my picture I've taken to trying on my outfits in front of the computer's camera instead of a mirror. Seriously... it has totally changed how I look at my clothes. To my eye, in the mirror, the back of this dress was smooth and not puckered. Mostly because in order to see your back you tend (or I do) to stand in an unnatural posture. With the camera I can stand perfectly upright and see how things really fit... for better or worse.

Me No Likey

So today was Kid's 2nd day at "Safety Town". It's a half day camp program for 4-5 year olds who will be entering Kindergarten in the Fall. I had a lot of ambivalence going into it to begin with. It is only a 5 day program and that is almost the worst case scenario for Kid and her epilepsy protocol stuff. Despite a pretty disconcerting first day... with an office FULL of upset/angry moms all waiting in line to discuss their kid's health issues... I left her there anyway. (Really it was horribly managed more on that later... maybe)

Well Kid enjoyed it and was ready to head back today. We arrived a little late and the teacher (a real teacher... 34 year veteran of the AAPS system) was asking them to sit on the floor in front of her. Something happened (maybe a small injury) and a boy started dramatically crying. To this the teacher snapped (and I mean snapped) "Oh come on it didn't hurt you'd already stopped crying... we talked about this yesterday... KNOCK IT OFF... you aren't a two year old!"

Say what?! This is this kids first "school" experience. This is his 2nd day. He is maybe 5 years old. I wanted to grab Kid's hand and march her right out of there. I didn't... not because I think this teacher had any grounds to treat a child that way... she doesn't. But because I know Kid liked it yesterday and was looking forward to the bike riding today. I also know she won't be reprimanded since she wouldn't dare not do what she was told.... still it really pisses me off. So I plan to discuss this with the Director when I go back for pick-up.

Monday, July 7, 2008


Today I'm feeling it.
I'm exhausted... physically and emotionally.

P.S. I heard through the internets that Jon of J&K+8 got hair plugs. I did not see this episode (probably a good thing)... fill me in!

P.P.S. I made "Monkey Munch" ala Kate on J&K+8... fantastic.
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