In a sentimental mood.
Woke up feeling some kind of way, wrote two really emotional/heartfelt letters, and now feel utterly drained. It’s raining relentlessly. The kids are asleep. Now would be the perfect time to catch up on my query letter writing/job hunt.
… But all I want is to buy chocolate cake and hot cocoa and watch Grey’s Anatomy.
Am I the only one who has a problem with the fact that Fanny Serrano BB Cream, a makeup made by a Filipina makeup artist for Filipino women, only comes in two shades? And that both shades are for fair women, despite the fact that Filipinas come in every shade of skin tone there is? And that the two shades are called “Mestiza” and “Chinita”?
Caitlin Moran’s article on Blachman
I’m mad at myself because two screws on the storm door have lost their tread and even after trying all the ways online to remove them, they’re still stuck.
Discipline and the unruly child.
Micah is at that stage where he’s testing his boundaries. And by that, I mean he’ll be doing this for the rest of his life and will probably be the kid that pushes my buttons the hardest because that’s who he is and what he does.
Do you have a pet peeve? Something that annoys the hell out of you? Do you really not want him to climb onto the table? Would you really like him to eat vegetables? Then: No. No. No. No. No. No. No…
So, what do I do? I look him in the eye and tell him ONCE what he should do. Then I let him do whatever the hell he wants.
Some things, like food, I will not budge on. This means, if you don’t eat your broccoli, you’re going hungry, kid. (But sure, you have that option, oh ye of little adherence to rules.)
Other things, like climbing onto every dangerous surface in the house, I’m fine with. (Get thorns in your ass. Have weeks when your face looks like you just stepped out of the ring after several rounds with Pacquiao. Just don’t bleed too much. We don’t have medical insurance yet.)
If you let him do his thing within set parameters, he’ll eventually do just as you want him to do. Then you praise the heck out of him and watch him continue acting the way that you’d like.
He’ll be two in 3 months, and already I play mind games with him like he’s a tween.