Thursday, November 1, 2007

Relief; Also, National Sugar-High Day

Oh. You were all so nice about my last post. I have to admit that I had some moments of panic- why the hell did I post that? Was anyone going to understand my point, or would I forever be known as the weirdo who wants another wife in the house? Because I don't. But no, you understood what I was saying. You are awesome like that.

Was Halloween fun? I know that everyone everywhere is suffering from a major sugar high (especially the "everyone's" that are under 4 feet tall). But we're not doing the "candy fairy" or the "switch witch" or any such thing. Our plan: let the kids eat as much as they want for today, hope for a few natural consequences, and hope they get through a large portion of it today. The rest will be dumped into one large bowl and placed on top of the fridge, and brought out especially when we have company- to help distribute the consumption. (My neighbors love me).

Also, by natural consequences, I mean a little tummy ache or chocolate overdose- enough to ward off the natural desire to want more More MORE. I don't wish for them to be ill, just a little grossed out by the thought of more.


We have been waking every morning to ALL FIVE of us in one (queen sized) bed. I feel like our bed is a file cabinet- we are all laying there all filed into bed, trying to take up as little space as possible. This image also comes to mind. Only instead of being this little slices of frozen breast milk, we are hot and grumpy slices of people stacked together.

I've had actual fantasies of treating myself to a hotel room for the night. Screw you ALL, I'm going to the Hilton! Let's not focus on what it means to have escapist fantasies, ok?


Are you guys on Facebook? It's so fun! My neighbor Kris first sparked my interest, and I still don't know exactly what I'm doing. Never mind that they are deleting accounts that have images of breastfeeding because they are considered OBSCENE! This should piss me off. It does piss me off.

But still, it's fun.


Swistle said...

We do the "two pieces after dinner every night until it's gone" thing. And, um, the "parents rummaging through the buckets after kids' bedtime" thing, which makes "until it's gone" happen a lot sooner.

Oh, I TOTALLY fantasize about hotel rooms by myself. That's my Happy Place.

My brother works for Facebook, and I went after him like a bat out of hell when I first heard about the breastfeeding thing. He says--he SAYS, but keep in mind he WORKS there--that it's not true. There's no Facebook policy about breastfeeding. BUT, an individual Facebook employee might delete a breastfeeding photo, especially some young punk who is just thinking "breast = naked." I said, "Fine, I'm glad they don't have a policy AGAINST it, but then they need to have a policy AGAINST BEING AGAINST it." My brother recommends writing to Facebook and complaining, again and again.

Mommy Brain said...

I just checked my facebook account and found four invitations/messages asking me to join the group "Hey, Facebook, breastfeeding is not obscene!(Official petition to Facebook)"

I like swistle's suggestion about them having a policy against being against it.

On the Halloween candy topic - my kids are young enough that all candy is automatically property of the parents. Mwah-ha-hah! Not that this stopped one of them from chewing right through the wrapper. I may consider the natural consequences method in a year or two. Another friend has her kids divide their pile with half going to a local shelter.

Erin said...

I eat the candy at lunch. After I eat my real lunch. Well, and sometimes before. Come to think of it, I sometimes eat the candy before breakfast too.

I know nothing about Facebook or any of those other bloggie-type sites like My Space, etc. I just know they exist, but that's it. Blogger is everything I need and more. I love you, Blogger!

Jess said...

Good heavens! Five in one bed! I think I'd start taking a tazer with me (Oh my WORD! Was that out loud?!). Good thing they're so cute!

Black Sheeped said...

I've been bringing handfuls of leftover candy to work with me. Late afternoon, when coworkers start to get all grumpy, I just sort of distribute them where needed. Someone complaining about a fellow coworker? I deposit a mini-Snickers. Someone upset that they were given a ridiculous deadline? Mini-Milky Way.

Best. Thing. Ever.

I'm going to be sad when we run out, because it placates like nothing I've ever seen.

el-e-e said...

Oh, Facebook. Such a time-sucker. I love it and hate it all at the same time.

Looks like you've been busy/absent... me too, sort of. I started back again today with a meme and then... I tagged you. Wanna play? :)