DH is so frustrated with me because of this car search. I've been all over the map. Right now, I'm looking at the Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage and the Mitsubishi Outlander. I test drove the Mazda 3 but it really was too small after driving an SUV for so long. I drove a used Lincoln MKZ, but it wasn't my style. We has a very mild winter, so I'm trying to keep that in mind every time I think I dont't need an AWD vehicle - we had 3 feet of snow last year!View Thread
I'm so glad that it's Friday. Tomorrow, DS, DH and I are going to continue my new car shopping venture. Hoping to narrow it down by the end of the weekend. Been a tough choice so far.
Sunday, since the weather is supposed to turn cold and rainy, I thought I might take DS to see The Lorax. He's been asking for it since it came out and this is the first crummy weekend we've had in a while here.View Thread
I wouldn't call it anything as formal as 'chores' DS does like to help out and one of his favorite things right now is cleaning the cobwebs with the Swiffer Duster (he's deathly afraid of spiders so DH introduced him to this task as a way to hopefully get him over that fear). He likes to help me cook, too. But his absolute favorite is yardwork. He has a Peg Perego Gator that he drives around the yard, we fill it up with sticks and yard debris and he drives it to the woods at the edge of the property for disposal. It's the cutest thing and really helps me out!View Thread
I think that even one of those reasons would be a good enough one to move them - 5 is a clincher. If it were me, I'd switch. If you're not 100% comfortable with where you're leaving your children, then it's time to move.
It will be tough for your older one, but in my opinion, it's worth it in the long run.View Thread
Sunday: Homemade spaghetti and meatballs Monday: Pizza Tuesday: Steak kabobs and rice Wednesday: Chicken gumbo and rice Thursday: Girls night out so the boys must fend for themselves! Friday: Out to eat Saturday: Up for grabs
I went grocery shopping last night instead of my usual Sunday and since I was there, I figured I'd just pick up one of the premade roasted chickens. There weren't any out, so I asked when they'd be ready and was told 20 minutes. That's great, I'll do my shopping and come back. I go back about 20 minutes later, ask again, and the guy says 20 minutes! I was floored - and ended up with pizza instead. Ugh.View Thread
We pretty much spent the weekend recovering from our vacation last week. DS needed to get back into his regular nap routine before he went back to daycare, so we stayed home a lot. Vacation was good, but by Thursday DS had pretty much had it. We couldn't even get him engaged at the aquarium, which he typically loves. It was definitely time to head home and call it a day.
Challenges - DS has now decided he is deathly afraid of any type of insect (so far, he's had a hysertical crying fit over a spider and a mosquito). Any ideas on how to change his reaction? We've tried the whole 'they're more afraid of you than you are of them' bit and the 'they're not going to hurt you' bit as well.
As for the Oscars, I didn't watch any of it. The only movie I had seen was Moneyball (which I loved but knew would never win).View Thread