Monday, April 13, 2009

RTT: Inextricable Velcro Kix

Soggy, milk-laden Kix become the strongest balls o' Velcro in the world. You could use these to hold a cement block on the ceiling.

Why are toddlers so fascinated with bee-bo's? Oh, that's belly buttons, for those of you beyond the "Belly Button Book" phase of life.

Flat Pellegrino tastes like.. well, regular water from Italy. Ok. Fine. Just regular water.

No matter how much of a SuperMom you think yourself to be, don't ever, EVER, walk into the grocery store at 5:00 PM with a toddler and proceed to set grocery-store shopping records by purchasing one thing on every aisle and a dozen in the produce section. Inexplicably.

Especially, if, when you get home to unload the 143 bags of groceries you just cursed yourself for buying (inexplicably), it starts to rain. This does not score you bonus points.

Enough toddler talk. Have we really gotten so far away from the actual origins and modern-day manifestations of piracy - real pirates, that when I walk up my neighbor's stairs to deliver our neighborhood newsletter, I read a sign posted on the door with a skull/crossbones that "PIRATES ONLY... ARRRG" are allowed?

Lighter note! A lighter, lemon-ey note! Thanks, Kelly, from My Voice, My View! I really appreciate it! Further award information will follow.

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Don't we all so much look forward to Tuesdays now that Keely turned us on to being random? Go over, grab the button, and by all means, turn on your own random-word generator.


Kitten April 13, 2009 at 8:10 PM  

Kix was my favorite cereal as a kid. Well, that and Rice Krispies. Great, now I've got a craving for Kix, and it's all thanks to you!

I'm getting the kicks...for Kix!

Ok, I'm being silly now...

Casey April 13, 2009 at 9:00 PM  

Oh, we know the Belly Button Book well around here, along with every other Sandra Boynton book. It's sad, really.

We're moving my oldest to a toddler bed and this morning, I was trying to convince him to go back to sleep in his pitch dark room. I was on the floor, half asleep when I got clocked in the head with a book. Graham said "mama, read Bee-bo!". So yea, we know that stupid book, it left a dent in my forehead at 6am.

Vodka Mom April 14, 2009 at 3:20 AM  

I LOVED Captain Crunch!!!

Anonymous,  April 14, 2009 at 4:17 AM  

Life with a toddler is always a adventure.

Congrats on the award and happy RTT.

Jenners April 14, 2009 at 7:04 AM  

Sadly, I knew EXACTLY what you were talking about with BeeBo. But Sandra Boynton is a genius ... but yes the hippopotamus! But not the armadillo.

Thanks for the heads up on Pellegrino. Not that I would ever order or buy it.

And yeah...this pirate thing is freaking me out --- especially since I told the Little One that there were no pirates around anymore. I guess I was wrong.

I am Harriet April 14, 2009 at 8:03 AM  

I've done that grocery/rain thing before. It's how my 2 year old son picked up his first naughty word to tell my mother in law about :()

Anissa April 14, 2009 at 9:21 AM  

Congrats on your award. I have a three year old so I what you are talking about! Thanks for sharing today!

septembermom April 14, 2009 at 9:31 AM  

Thanks for telling me about bee-bos. I wasn't sure what they were:) You're so right about grocery shopping with a toddler. Almost impossible to get anything on your list some days. Thanks for your comment on my blog today. I appreciate your thoughtfulness!!

GreenJello April 14, 2009 at 9:49 AM  

The only thing I hate more than Kix is Cream Of Wheat. Instant glue in a box, that stuff is...

Kelly April 14, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

why does it always rain when i'm trying to get groceries into the house?

mielikki April 14, 2009 at 10:35 AM  

my youngest nephew spent Sunday randomly showing me his button. Hysterical....
I never did like Kix.

Swoozie April 14, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

Belly buttons, toddlers and grocery shopping? You have won me over!

Have a great Tuesday!

buffalodick April 14, 2009 at 11:05 AM  

Anything with a ridiculous amount of sugar was fine by me....

Anonymous,  April 14, 2009 at 12:38 PM  

I didn't know Kix had cement-like properties! Does that happen in our bellies too?

LOL to the pirates only sign.

H.K. April 14, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

I've always thought Pelligrino water was over rated. But, have you ever tasted the lemon flavor? Then again all you need is regular tap water with lemon.

Congrats on the award!

Jeanne April 14, 2009 at 4:25 PM  

I never noticed the Kix phenomenon. I'll have to check that out!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) April 14, 2009 at 5:42 PM  

Milk-laden Fruity Pebbles has proven to be stronger than glue as's a bear to try to scrape off the table...the floor...the couch...maybe I should conduct an experiment with cement blocks and the ceiling... ;)

There have been plenty of times when the weather will be cooperative when I head out to go grocery shopping - but turn into a torrential downpour just as I'm leaving the store...and no sooner than I have the vehicle completely unloaded with the bazillion shopping bags and I'm drenched, the clouds part and the sun comes back out. Murphy likes to stalk me with his Law sometimes... ;)

Happy RTT! :)

Kim April 14, 2009 at 6:11 PM  

We're all about the bellybutton right now too but he hasn't started saying the words. As for grocery shopping with a toddler. Don't get me started again!

Congratulations on the award. I always look forward to your posts too:)

Keely April 14, 2009 at 6:15 PM  

Hubby is teaching our kid that his bellybutton is called his "poopitz". Because that's what HIS mom taught him. Weirdos.

shopannies April 14, 2009 at 6:24 PM  

I hope I never find out exactly what milk soaked kix can hold

Anonymous,  April 14, 2009 at 7:55 PM  

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♥ Braja April 14, 2009 at 8:12 PM  

Reminds me of shopping at Whole Foods when I'm hungry and regretting it at the check out when it's time to pay...

Anonymous,  April 15, 2009 at 12:31 PM  

What a beautiful tribute you wrote to your friend. It was so touching, so completely touching.

IB April 15, 2009 at 1:32 PM  

A very beautifully written post about your dear friend. A couple of years ago I lost a close friend too. Most days I still don't know what to think about it, what to do with myself and my grief.

Thanks for sharing your story.


Debbie April 15, 2009 at 7:25 PM  

And can you explain to me why it rains every single time I go to the grocery. Now that is what I don't understand.

pam April 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM  

I just read your tribute. It is beautiful!!

Tim April 17, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

I just read your post ab out Rachel. Truly moving and very well put.

I have a monthly post I do called Angels and Miracles that features a story from a different blogger each month. They are stories of supernatural events that defy medicine (acts of God) as well as Angel sightings.

I thought of the Monthly Miracles feature when I read this story as her life seemed to be a Miracle in itself. The way she touched so many people in such a short period of time. Her life was lived so full, and who knows but you could have been friends with an angel. It certainly sounded that way in your post.

I am going to follow your blog if its ok with you.

Please feel free to stop in and visit us at Fort Thompson anytime. You are always welcome.

Love and Prayers,




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