I went to the supermarket today and I went down the "junk" isle with cookies, pudding and "fruit" snacks. I remember as a child, my mom NEVER if ever bought fruit snacks, fruit roll ups etc. But what I do remember is that there were so many varieties that you could pick between cherry, strawberry etc.
So the other day i went down the "forbidden" isle, I rarely go down it. And I looked at the amounts of "junk" that i used to think was AMAZING when i was a kid. Now there were a variety of fruit snacks and there were little to none of the sunkist fun fruits, only one kind of fruit roll ups etc. I mean i know this stuff is not healthy for us but OMG was it the end of an era for me.
I remember that I promised myself that I would spend my whole first pay check on fruit roll ups and fun fruits, and while i did buy one package with my first pay check, I probably bought coffee and cigarettes instead.
Yup, that was me a young angry teenager who smoked to piss off my mom and wow was that a bad idea. Not only was I only hurting myself, i barely had money let alone to buy smokes with it. Good thing I quit at 17.. best thing I ever did. I found that if you can cut out the certain "must have" smoke, you can absolutely do it!
So what did you want to buy with your first pay check?
As a mom, sometimes we do things to make our children happy without so much as looking to see who is staring at us.
I do this often when I'm in the car.
My son's car seat is directly behind my seat in our car, so I can only look at him in the rear view mirror. So sometimes when we're stopped at a light I look in the rear-view mirror and wave at him, or play peek-a-boo.
Now this is all fine for my son and I, but one day I looked back, beyond my son and saw the person stopped behind me looking at me like I had three heads. it occurred to me that he must have though I was waving at him and ducking my head in and out of view.
So now needless to say, I am a "little" more conscientious to see if there is someone behind me but honestly i usually only remember to look after i've played the games lol
So if you see someone waving at you or doing something silly, don't assume they're freaks. they may have small kids in the car.
So I'm not a baker, I never claimed to be. I can cook but I hate baking. But each year i told myself that I would make a cake for my son, and this year it started out with me thinking to do a character from Monster's Inc.
I was googleing different options for this cake and found this:
I mean how cool is that? And for a while i fooled myself to think I would want to do this. But, I chose something else.
My son has a great appetite, and is in love with:
So I decided to make cupcakes of cookie monster, and they turned out well, but OMG i made 48 of them! Was a bit insane on my part.
Over all he had a great time! For those of you who've thrown birthday parties for your kids, you know how exhausting these things are, and we only had kids/people for 3 hours.. man did i need a big dose of Advil after that. At least I only have one to worry about!
Oh the Olympics. You know I must admit, I love watching our Country win. Never have I felt more proud to be Canadian-aside from the opening ceremonies.
Here is a shot of the medal standings as of Feb 26 2010:
There has been a big controversy about Canada owning the podium, but honestly looking at the medals. we've got the most gold medals. Isn't that owning the podium? And if that's not technical enough,the podiums were made in Canada, so we own them anyways!
I'm so excited to see Canada and the USA battle over hockey this Sunday!
As much as I love a lot of my American friends.If. and I mean if you beat us, we can't be friends anymore.
This is our sport.He shoots, he scores!!!!