How about that debate last night? I think the moderator kicked much ass.
The only debate I had going last night was which body scrub to use. (I went with coconut!!) Nothing makes me feel more successful or less driven than political debates. I think to myself:
“Wow, these guys really want the worst job on the planet, and I’m really content with trying to stack packing peanuts like Jenga tiles while they do it, but no ones tweeting about where I keep my women..”
Just in case you were wondering, I keep them in a recipe box…so they can peruse the recipes they’ll need when they return home at 5 to cook dinner for their husband and family. But if they’re a single parent…I just focus on keeping them away from the automatic weapons, don’t want their kids to get a hold of them….
Let’s get back to the majority of the topics of my posts: me. More importantly today, my kids.
Pre-K is an exercise in patience for me. I don’t typically bitch about motherhood on here, instead sharing the funniest stories, and leaving the more heavy (or infuriating, in this case) topics alone, but I am fed up.
This is a note to ALL parents of school age children:
IF YOUR KIDS ARE COUGHING, HAVE A FEVER, GROSS, RUNNY NOSES, OR HOARSE THROAT??? KEEP THEM THE HELL AT HOME.
If you don’t, you are not only an idiot, prolonging your child’s illness because they aren’t getting proper rest, but you’re also SPREADING THEIR GERMS LIKE THE MOTHER EFFING PLAGUE.
Yesterday, at my son’s preschool, I watched as a little girl was HACKING with a croup style cough, headed into my son’s classroom. Being the mother bear, protective as hell, angry woman I am, I of course told the mother exactly what I thought about her going into school.
Oh, and don’t email me and tell me it wasn’t my place, if it affects my kids, it IS my business. It IS my place. She of course thought her daughter, who more closely resembled a “True Blood” vampire than a preschooler at this time, was completely fine to go to school.
So I brought it up with the teacher, who brought it up with the nurse, and I heard no more of it.
Now my son’s best friend AND my Peanut have the cough. I want to (verbally) throttle that mother. I want to hug that kid and feed her soup, because she needed rest and didn’t get it. I want to scream at the school administrators at the top of my lungs because this cough is BAD and they did nothing.
Preschool lasts only a few hours, but it’s an intense few hours. They eat, they play, they learn. They cannot properly do any of these things if you neglect your child’s basest needs and send them off when clearly they need to be sent back to bed.
Rant over. I think. I may explode later on twitter. The possibility is high.
happy thoughts. happy thoughts.
What I Ate Wednesday. Happy thought. Pictorial food diaries of what I consumed does make me happy. I also love seeing everyone else’s food diaries for the day. I am especially interested in how others snack. I can’t be the only cucumber and popcorn obsessed person, right? SHOW ME YOUR SNACKS, PEOPLE.
Brekkie was homemade oatmeal and persimmons, the kids had sausage and bacon as well, lunch was egg whites, kale and tomatoes with Mrs Renfro’s (a suggestion of the WebMistress) green salsa, dinner was a reduced fat cheddar and whole wheat quesadilla with more green salsa, mushrooms, and roasted carrots. The snacks were almond joy popcorn and a protein iced coffee. I think I also had a banana and half a mango.
The theme for WIAW (thanks, WebMistress!!) is “Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats”…I took that very literally. I love Halloween candy…love it, but I can’t eat it if I want to stay a size 6, and for my job, that is very important.
Healthy Almond Joy Popcorn, couldn’t be easier.
You don’t even need a recipe. Just pop salted, unbuttered popcorn, spread it on a cookie sheet, drizzle it with dark chocolate that you melted in the microwave, sprinkle it with chopped almonds and desiccated coconut, and toss. Let set. CONSUME.