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April 2, 2010

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Photo Friday–Look How Big We Are! Week 9 and 10

The boys are very focused on what Mommy has to say!

A smiling Grunter while Whoop Whoop resembles the village idiot! What a face!

Peaceful Sleeping Baby Boys

It took them 8 weeks to get interested in their bouncy chairs!

Hanging out on the bed

Grunter with his hand in Whoop Whoop’s face, fast asleep in the stroller

Grunter discovers his mobile for the first time

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Gimme some sugar, dollface

I’ve been tagged a few times, so I’ll try to think of 10 interesting things to tell you.

1. I haven’t shaved my legs since November. I could still reach them but it wasn’t comfortable and I just didn’t care anymore.
After I gave birth I realized how many razors it would take. I’m cheap and razors are expensive. Then, I thought I should get the clippers out instead. But it hasn’t seemed a priority so the hair continues to grow.
I think I’ll go get them waxed soon if I have the time (ha ha).

2. My wife is on the couch next to me pumping. Yes. More on that later…but wait, that’s not about me. I’m keen to share breastfeeding with my wife if possible. Who doesn’t want two sets of magic titty in the house?

3. We have been practicing our Spanish in anticipation of an upcoming trip to a country we’ve never been to. Baby passports are needed.

4. It took me 10 years to finish my undergrad degree. I put myself through college and figured if I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, I shouldn’t spend the money. It was a lot of stop and start involving 5 different colleges/universities, the states of Missouri and Texas and the country of France.

Thank god we don’t have to put our age on our resumes in the US (unlike France) and I look young so it never hurt me in the workplace. I’ve felt the need to stay quiet about my true age in every job in order to ‘blend in’ with my peers. It worked for the last 12 years until my latest boss had to lay me off and discovered we were the same age. Shocker.

5. My butt eats underwear. From the time since I was a tween, underwear have been crawling up my butt. It became a no brainer early on, that it was far more pleasant to have a small piece of underwear up my butt than an entire hunk of fabric that constantly gave me a wedgie. So for me, thongs are a necessity. No panty lines? Bonus!
I even got Chicken to wear them and she agrees they are better. She wasn’t even aware her butt ate underwear, too.

6. I learned a trick backpacking on how to always have clean clothes: at night you toss what you are wearing in the shower (or the bucket as many places I’ve stayed don’t even have a shower) and you wash them and yourself, letting your laundry dry overnight.
If you are moving around a lot, you just wash your undies (and thongs dry fast!) guaranteeing you’ll always have fresh skivvies.
I like this system so well, I even do it at home and always have a drawer full of clean panties even if the laundry is full.

7. When I was 5 years old, I saw “The Sound of Music” for the 1st time. After a lot of begging, My mom got the album from the library for me and I carried it around with me everywhere. There was a fabulous color photo booklet inside the cover that I would study as if going to be tested.
Every night I would play the entire album from start to finish. I really wanted to be Catholic so I could have a life like the Von Trapp children. I went around speaking in a British accent like Julie Andrews. I was a strange child but I credit this fascination with keeping me accent free despite my entire family sounding like they grew up in the sticks.
To this day, it is still my favorite movie and I can sing the entire album from memory including all of the character voices.
I no longer wish to be Catholic.

8. I’ve lived in more than 30 different residences, none of them a place we owned, except an old farmhouse, from birth to age 2. It’s been rentals ever since. I’ve no idea what it’s like to put down roots.
The apartment we live in now is the longest Ive ever spent in one place(5.5 yrs) in my entire life.

9. I’ve had more girlfriends than residences. We’ll just leave it at that. I was very, very busy with the dating game in my 20’s. When I hear how many of you are with the first woman you ever dated, I’m in shock.

10. When I think about buying a place and “settling” down, I feel a little bit like I’m being squeezed by a boa constrictor.
On the other hand, I’d like Grunter and W2 to have a more stability than I had when it comes to a home.

**BONUS** I can “wave” my right pinky toe. Apparently I do it a lot without even noticing and it freaks Chicken out.

Riveting stuff I’m made of folks.

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