Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Fragments

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Mommy's Idea

My brother brought his external hard drive with him to NJ, so I'm now the proud owner of over 30,000 songs. Most of them are what I consider "lost classics." I've listened to the Mallrats soundtrack about 20 times this past week.

Charlie has not been a good sleeper this week. I'm freaking exhausted.

I made Cheese Muffins for Charlie. I think I ended up eating more of them than he did.

One week from today I will have a 2-year-old. We're going to be in Rhode Island that day for a wedding that C is in. It's his childhood best friend, so we couldn't really not go, but it sucks that we're not going to be home to celebrate Charlie's birthday with him. I'm having major mom guilt about it.

Since we won't be home for his actual birthday, I'm baking treats for him to take to school next Wednesday. The practical side of me wants to do something healthy, like some nice muffins or even a fruit salad, but then I think WTF? Give him chocolate cupcakes! So I think that's what I'm going to do.

I tried to clean out Charlie's school-provided lunch box this week and didn't realize there were little holes in the seams. Now the whole thing has water inside the inner liner and it's starting to smell funny, so we're going to buy him a real lunchbox as part of his birthday present. I'm going to look for a Star Wars one. I only wish they were still made of metal and came with thermoses like the ones I used to have :(

Speaking of Star Wars, I wanted to buy Charlie a toy Light Saber for his birthday but I can't find any that are really toddler-appropriate. The one I wanted to get is taller than he is and might be better suited for next year or the year after. We've decided to get him one of those toddler-friendly remote controlled cars. We're going with the school bus version, since that's one of the many things he's currently obsessed with.

Week one of potty training is coming to a close. I feel like we've definitely made progress, however hampered it may have been by the fact that he's in diapers for most of the day. I'm hopeful that this weekend will really be a breakthrough.

Office Quote of the Week

Ah, Stanley. Not a huge talker, but everything he says is hilarious. It's like he's the Silent Bob of The Office. This quote was from the episode where Michael, Jim, and Karen go to New York to interview for the corporate position. Dwight is taking over Michael's job as branch manager, and is giving out "Shrute Bucks" as employee incentives. These two episodes were among my absolute favorite, mostly because Jim and Pam FINALLY get together at the end. I still swoon over the younger Jim. Sigh.

Dwight: Don’t you want to earn Shrute bucks?

Stanley: No. In fact, I’ll give you a billion Stanley nickels if you never talk to me again.

Dwight: What’s the ratio of Stanley nickels to Schrute bucks?

Stanley: Same as the ratio of unicorns to leprechauns.


  1. Congrats on the potty training! I am being so lazy about it with Luke.

    Hope Charlies sleeping habits improve very soon.

    Enjoy your weekend!!

  2. I love Mallrats & The Office

  3. I found a great light saber for my son (he was almost 4 at the time) at Target. It was $7.99.

    I saw a Star Wars lunch box at Party City today too. It does NOT have a thermos. I cannot find one that does. BTW -- we are having a Star Wars birthday party on Sunday so I'm well versed in SW paraphernalia.

  4. Ya gotta love when they are FINALLY potty trained!

    Don't feel guilty not celebrating his b'day on the exact date- he won't remember 20 years from now :-)

  5. Charlie will not remember you were not there on the exact day of his birthday. You will not be able to pull that off after 4 or 5 though!
    Go for the chocolate cupcakes, they only have a birthday once a year.
    You are so brave potty training at 2. We always wait until 3.
    Have a great time in Rhode Island. I used to live there; my son was born at the Naval Hospital in Newport.



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