and if I choose to be random today instead of yesterday, so be it. You should still go see Stacy.
-> LG's new favorite thing is Nutella. We had it with apples as a treat for Sunday snack, and now he's asked for it every day. I'm pretty sure he has no idea what the word "treat" means at this point. I brought it yesterday as a snack to work.
Co-worker: "You know that your apple is a lot less healthy with Nutella on it, right?"
MB: "What makes you think I'm eating the apple for my health?"
-> Last night little o ended up in the older kids class at swim lessons (it's a long story about poor scheduling on my part). He's just barely old enough to be in the class he's in, forget about the older class (they are all 3 and up). So, he really just floated around in his life jacket, having the time of his life. This gave me a few minutes to take a look at my fellow parents. Holy krappe. We are not a healthy looking group. Now, some of these people I see in everyday life, with their clothes on. And let me tell you, a suit hides a lot apparently. I completely realize now why people think the word "obese" is overused, even when it's a dr.s diagnosis. I would have said these folks had a few pounds to lose, sure. But in a bathing suit you can really see it's more than that. Sometimes a lot more. It makes me really sad (upset?) What the hell is happening out there? I remember being a kid, when my brother was one of the very few kids who were overweight. It was an isolated (and isolating) problem. But now it's everywhere. I firmly believe it's because most of what can be purchased on the shelves of our grocery stores is krappe. And I think we're starting to fight back, but it's slow going. This is a rant for another day, though.
-> Any advice on how to get LG to stop crying through his swim lesson? We are going on week 7 of his "big boy" lessons. Last night there was slight improvement (he jumped into the water at the very end twice with no crying- he was actually the only one to jump without assistance). I'm firming up the rules around lessons, though. No splash pond unless there is a crying free lesson. No hanging around watching for PB and I. Anything else you guys can offer? Stopping lessons is not an option. I'm about to drop a lot of cash to fix up our pool situation, so it will be far too attractive to a little boy if he can't swim.
-> The swim teacher wants to make little o her poster boy. He pretty much does whatever she asks (if he's in the right mood). He even tries to go to LG's big boy lessons. This kills me.
-> Ok, I have to go now. I just spent my lunch hour griping with my brother over the state of affairs. No more time for you people.
Have a good week at any rate.