Friday, July 3, 2009


The Princess is embracing being a 2 year old. Quite well. One minute she is all smiles and amazingly cute and clever. The next minute she is having an all-out breakdown because of a shoe. Or some minor thing that is the end of the world to her. Sometimes I have no clue. It's been great fun. Really. 

I have been embracing the insanity. Really. Examples of my recent insanity: 1) I am thinking, seriously thinking, that I can avoid the baby jar route when Chewie starts eating solids and that I can just puree my own. I was afraid I couldn't because all we eat are frozen vegetables, but guess what? Unless you're getting fresh vegetables from your own yard or from the farmer down the road, frozen is actually BETTER for you. Amazing. I no longer have to feel guilty about giving my kids frozen peas. Anyway, so I can totally use frozen vegetables and puree them for Chewie. This is insane  because it goes against my true laziness and why would you start with the 3rd kid?? But it's cheaper... we already have the frozen veggies and I really don't want to have to go to Price Chopper to get the jars because Wal-Mart (where Vader does the food shopping) doesn't carry a good selection of Beech-Nut and that's what I prefer. 2) I am also seriously thinking about starting potty training--no more diapers training--with the Princess soon. I potty trained SkyWalker when the Princess was just 3-4 weeks old and it was the hardest craziest week ever. And here I am thinking of doing it again. Insane. But the Princess is further along than he ever was... it speaks to her "I do it!" attitude right now... and I'm stuck at home most of the time now anyway. I might as well right? Insane. 3) We went to a local farm stand and got some strawberries and the Princess picked up a tomato. Damnit if it isn't the best tomato I've had in a long time. So much better than the store-bought tomatoes. So now I am thinking that I should grow my own damn tomatoes. A) I am lazy. B) I know nothing about this stuff and C) I don't even like doing stuff like that. Who am I? Insane!! Although I did see some infomercial for a tomato growing device that you can hang upside down on your patio. Looked easy enough. 

I will be 34 in just a few days. I'm not quite sure how this happened. I swear I'm still 18. Besides that whole 3 kids thing, I really don't feel like I'm in my 30s now. And I'm IN them. Almost in the middle of them. I don't think I like that. It's funny, you spend so much time when you're a kid wanting to speed up your life, wanting to be older, to just get on with it. And then one day you wake up and you're in your damn 30s and you think how the hell did that happen? And you want to pause time, stop it, enjoy every moment. Because you know every year, every day, every moment is just one more closer to, well, you know. And who the hell wants to be closer to that? 

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Shinesalot said...

Dude, tomatoes are pretty easy to grow. Buy the plants from home depot, turn over some earth, stick 'em in the ground, and voila, you'll have tomatoes. I know Skywalker will love weeding them. It's really not hard to have a small garden...not sure if deer like tomatoes though...still, your lazy but could grow tomatoes, I'm sure of it. :) Pureeing baby food is easy as pie, too. I did that for Littleman...and bought the jarred stuff, b/c I just wasn't going to deal with prunes, too damn sticky. Anyway, if you want tips, let me know. I had it down to a fine art. :) You go, insane mama!

Bridget said...

Regarding Baby Food - Try Earth's Best. It's organic and Walmart sells it.

Bee said...

A few responses... 1. This is not the year to buy a tomato plant to start growing your own... There is some "blight" thing going on and it's one of the worst in history... But I think growing your own vegetables can be fun, as long as you don't get stressed if it's a bad year or something (our garden is not doing much of anything this year, but I could care less)... 2. Making your own baby food is super easy if you use something called a baby food mill... My friend had one for her 2nd kid and has convinced me to get one for mine... It helps to keep all the skin or bones (or anything that wouldn't be safe for baby) out of the final product when you mash up things... 3. Getting older is weird... I am still not used to saying that I am someone's mom -- and now I am gonna be a mom of 2?!? WTF? Strange indeed...