Saturday, September 14, 2013

Don't Breastfeed in Public Because People are Crazy!

The whole trend of blog-to-blog response is totally in so I'm going to try it. Go read this gem right here. Then come back to read my responses. I certainly have nothing better to do at 4:45am on a Saturday morning than to blog-back to a random article on cafemom.

1. Children are the ones who are being breastfed. I've never met a child that was the LEAST bit disturbed, alarmed, or bothered by seeing a baby or toddler nurse.  Many who have seen or met me while I was nursing just point out the baby and say nothing else. One time a ~5 year old stayed true to the awkwardly honest nature of a 5 year old and blurted loudly "What's she doing with that baby?!" Mom's response? "Feeding it." (Tada! End of story!) At first I thought the sentence "I wouldn't want him splashing around and . . . " was going in a different direction like say "I wouldn't want him splashing around and disturbing the mom and baby by covering them in chemically water in the middle of a feeding." Nevermind. Just another typical no-nipples-please post.

#2. Nipples turned you off your appetite? I hear this. I think . . . I bet it doesn't turn your appetite off when you see them in a sexual setting. Just in the biologically nourishing setting. I mean, I get it, nipples are kind of random and squishy. Boobs are generally rounded and squishy too. But, do bottles gross you out too? It kind of looks like a bottle with skin color, a boob. At least, I'm pretty sure that was the whole idea behind the design of bottles. Stay away from the baby aisles at Target they have hundreds of nipples displayed all over the wall. Some are clear but some are tan or pinkish!!

#3. I get the logic here. I really do. But,  I have a better solution. Start kicking perverts (aka creepy men) in the balls, poking them in the eyes, and taking them off airplanes. If they must travel tie their hands under their butts, buckle them in, and put duck tape down on their closed eye lids. Yay.

#4. See my answer to #1. I can totally guess what my three year old would say . . . "IS THAT A BAAAYYYBAYYYY!?" or "Is that LADY feeding that BABY over there mom??" My answer: yes, thanks for talking so loud because now I have no ear drums. I mean are you taking your 7 year old to hooters regularly and teaching them to scream "TITTIES!!!!" at the sight of a boob? I could see how that might be totally embarrassing for you. Don't go to the beach with them.

#5. Yes, elaborate. I guess your logic is that all the repentant perverts are at church so we should cover up so as not to disturb their time of worship. Yes, no, maybe? I personally think it's much less noticeable to dip a top down and latch a baby then to throw a cape made of dazzling, eye-catching fabric over your head. It's super rude to passive aggressively announce that you're a superhero in the middle of church.

No really, I hear the concern for mamas and babies. Please, grab that mama a glass of water and a snack. Go buy her a gift certificate for a back massage. Offer her a more comfortable seat. Punch a pervert. Those are much better ways of showing your concern IMHO.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

In case you wondered . . .

      Probably not but just in case. I'll be slow in the coming weeks posting. Things may seem relatively random. I don't know if I ever mentioned it but financial aid DID come through for us so we are enrolled this semester (yay!) so that is taking a lot of my attention. We're also preparing for the new arrival! There's a lot to keep me busy and blogging is skipping down lower on the priority list.

     I do have several posts in the making. I pretty much half-write something the moment in comes to mind but I hold off on posting it until, you know, it's legible. If anyone is out there I'd LOVE to hear suggestions or questions for future posts. Right now I have drafts for an art project, night lights, my first real experience with freezer meals, toy reviews, and some details on my grocery-list-making process. Yeah!

     To keep up with me in the meant time go check out the facebook page and follow on pinterest! Links for both are here on the sidebars.


Sunday, September 8, 2013

What's in YOUR freezer?

     Oh, hormones and craziness. I cleaned my freezer out just before 7am this morning. Because, I felt if I didn't something tragic would surely happen, I guess. The fridge in our apartment is just your average, ugly-tan, mid-90s variety. The freezer is small and obnoxious but hey it discourages the purchase of too much crap food, I guess (not really but I tell myself that).

     For everyone's sake (mostly mine) I only have after pictures. We'll pretend I forgot and that I'm not intentionally being coy with the innards of our fridge. hehe Anyway, it was uber nasty. Some black eyed peas had fallen out of the bag and stuck to the back wall. Something brown (ice cream or . . . coke?) had congealed in one spot on the bottom. Colorful pink and purple splatters from either popsicles or fruit were on the inside of the door. It looks better now. I threw out a lot, unfortunately: 2 cornish hens (oops, they were buried so I forgot), unopened package of boca burgers, a half bag of baby shrimp, a bag of lima beans, that bag of black eyed peas, and a bag of blueberries. Oh well.

  But have you ever seen those posts about the contents of people's refrigerators being totally indicative of their entire lifestyle and personality?

     Fascinating, right?  So what the heck. I have a blog. I do what I want. I'll post a picture of the freezer and the fridge even if it's gross, embarrassing, and pathetic. We'll pretend I "forgot" to take a picture of the inside of the actual fridge and didn't feel like going back. It's ok. We'll pretend this is just about the freezer! YAY!

 In the freezer door: 
  • small ice pack
  • two cans of OJ concentrate
  • box of popsicles
  • three boxes of butter
In the freezer:
  • bags of homemade waffles
  • chicken breasts
  • boneless leg of lamb
  • ground turkey
  • green beans
  • broccoli
  • sliced carrots
  • asparagus spears
  • kidney beans
  • black beans
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • strawberries
  • mango smoothie blend (mango, pineapple, strawberry)
  • mango
  • fresh local spinach! 
In the fridge door:
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • mayo (the real stuff!)
  • raspberry hazelnut vinaigrette
  • ranch dressing
  • kikkoman soy sauce
  • sweet baby ray's
  • grape and strawberry jellies
  • sliced jalapenos
In the fridge: 
  • half a jar of salsa
  • 3 blocks of cheese (sharp cheddar and colby jack)
  • hot dogs
  • applesauce
  • pickles (vlasic, not claussen or homemade, sadly)
  • a little less than 3 dozen eggs
  • half gallon of almond milk
  • half gallon of dark chocolate almond milk (for me!)
  • partial gallon of skim milk
  • one orange vitamin water
  • one kombucha canned drink
  • two monster energy drinks (eww) 

     So this is the contents of mine (after cleaning and before a big grocery shopping trip). Don't think anything of it. We totally ate digiorno, hot pockets, and loads of icecream last week. Not sure why I'm saying that. Frankly, the total lack of bacon makes me very sad.

 What's in yours?!