Friday, December 10, 2010

Overprotective or Overly Nice?

Today is a rainy day. Like rainy umbrella weather. It was time for school to let out so I got in my car and went and picked up Bugs.


I know a lot of moms of chillins that go to Bugs's school. And I didn't see a single mom that I know there picking up their child from school. In fact, all those kids were walking home, hoods up (or not), like there was no rain at all - completely oblivious to the arbitrary weather.

When Bugs got into the car (I was a minute or two late), she said, "I was about to go to the office and call you!" said very indignantly as if I had done something wrong - not done something extremely kind by bothering to pick her up so she didn't have to walk home in the rain (we live 2 blocks from school).

I learned a good lesson today. Children do not melt. Children that walk home in the rain might be more appreciative when you do something nice for them. I am not a bad parent if I don't pick up my child when it's raining out.

I'm grateful for friends who teach me lessons even when they're not even around.

Monday, December 6, 2010

My New Favorite Thing

I know my posts are few and far between but I just wanted to share with you the best thing in the world.

I'm sort of a late night Home Shopping Network junkie. It's a bad habit that usually produces amazing finds. Like this.

I have no idea what possessed me to buy this. Probably the "heat of the moment" auction-type pressure one feels when watching these types of shows. That "never gonna get this sort of deal again" type angst. It's dangerous and they know it.

But I caved and then waited patiently for it to come in the mail. Haha, and when it came, it sat in the box for about 2 weeks before I decided I'd try it. How's that for edge-of-the-seat anticipation? It's why I shouldn't watch HSN.

Anyway, I put it to use today on a bunch of dresses of the girls'. I didn't put too much hope into it working as well as it did on the show. Well, on the show it literally disintegrated wrinkles but I didn't really know the fabric or how hard-pressed the wrinkles were.

Well all I can say is WOW! I am sold...hook, line & sinker. In fact, this little amazing device has earned a coveted spot in my very tiny bathroom where there is room for...nothing. I can easily see myself using this on every single piece of clothing I put on as well as everything I put on my girls. The wrinkles absolutely do disappear completely as if you ironed it and it takes like 1/100th of the time! I very rarely gush...I'm gushing now.