Wednesday, November 29, 2006

More bullets of the zombified APL

  • Took New Kid to the doctor today. He. Is. BIG. The nurses and doctor were cracking up, calling him my little football player. They're totally right. I mean, we all thought AB was a linebacker when he was a baby, but DAMN. Today New Kid weighed in at more than 14 pounds. Kid's in the 94th percentile for weight, 89th for height. Jeezum crow. It's even funnier if you've seen me in real life (I am not a big person). I fear that both my boys will tower over me by the time they're in their tumultuous early teen years. Hopefully, I'll be the kind of mama who continues to strike fear into their hearts and keeps them in line anyway, despite the size differential.

  • I'm still loving Friday Night Lights.

  • I did some Christmas wrapping yesterday. Wrapping in November--how organized am I?! While wrapping, I heard 2 of my favorite Christmas songs on the radio: Greg Lake's "I Believe In Father Christmas" and the Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping." The stations never play one of my other favorites: Bob & Doug MacKenzie's "The 12 Days of Christmas." "TWELVE!" "And welcome to day twelve..." I smile just thinking about it.

  • I'm trying out a new chicken dish in the crockpot tonight. Hope it turns out well. I think everything we've cooked using that thing has been quite yummy. Makes me wonder why crockpots are always the butt of jokes. I think ours is swell.

  • We've gotten out all of our children's Christmas books, which we pack away with the Christmas decorations. So far, I think AB's favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I've hidden the one about how Elmo saves Christmas--it was horrible to read.

  • Does anyone else do that? Hide the books you hate to read? I probably shouldn't hide them... I should give them away to Goodwill or something instead.


Blogger Not so little sister said...

My friend's baby is five months old and he weights 22lbs! He's huge. It's pretty funny. I just carried him around the mall for a little while and my arm still hurts. I have two other friends who have babies, 9 months and a year old and they are both 18lbs.

4:19 PM, November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Lisa V said...

I met Greg Lake once. He sat with us on a 4 hour plane ride. Talked the whole time. Hit on my friend Rosie. Gave us backstage passes to ELP.

I tell my kids that books I don't like are in Chinese and I am not able to read them. Then I tell them they are welcome to look at the pictures. Bad mommy.

7:29 PM, November 29, 2006  
Blogger Butterflyfish said...

Hell yes I hide books! Otherwise, we'd never read any of the other books.

7:41 PM, November 29, 2006  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Glad I'm not the only book-stasher, BFF.

NSLS, that's gonna be my baby! (The 22-pound 5 month old.) I'm not surprised your arm hurt!

Lisa, I know you met Greg Lake, because you mentioned that in a comment when I referenced the song in a blog post approximately one year ago. What I didn't know then that I do know now is that the friend of yours that he hit on was Rosie. The other thing I know about Rosie: she's slept with more people than you have (something you revealed in a meme once). I feel like I know so much about this person, and I don't even know her! Isn't the blogosphere funny?

8:33 PM, November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Lisa V said...

Ha Ha Ha. Honey, she has slept with more people than you have. Damn, I must be old, posting the same comments twice.

8:46 PM, November 29, 2006  
Anonymous KathyR said...

My kid was a BIG baby and now, at 13, is about 1 inch away from matching me in height. I'm 5'8 1/4" (I need that quarter of an inch). I still outweigh him, so I can still take him.

I think I'm a good cook, but I suck at the crockpottery. Seriously, nothing ever comes out looking or tasting right. Unless you like watery glop.

8:55 PM, November 29, 2006  
Blogger Seeking Solace said...

"On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...a beer!"

Beauty, eh??

9:06 PM, November 29, 2006  
Blogger honeykbee said...

The fact that crockpots can best be described as "swell" is probably why they are often the butt of jokes.

9:14 PM, November 29, 2006  
Blogger Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Even as I typed out "swell," I knew someone was going to give me shit about it...

Honey, she has slept with more people than you have.

Lisa, what are you insinuating about the number of people I've slept with? I don't like your tone there, missy.

KathyR, glad to hear you could still take out your boy if you had to.

Hahahah, SS. Love when they realize they need more to say, so they add "and a beer... in a tree."

9:23 PM, November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Al Groh said...

Assuming I'm still coach, I would like to offer both of your boys football scholarships. Wish more of my current players were big and angry. And could tackle.

9:56 PM, November 29, 2006  
Blogger Addy N. said...

I totally hide books. My mom bought some books in Hawaii about the indigenous people and I have NO IDEA how to pronounce the names, so they have been stashed away in the linen closet for about two years now! Maybe now that my daughter is learning to read, I can get them out and let her figure it out!

10:13 PM, November 29, 2006  
Blogger Jody said...

Give the books away. Because eventually, no hiding place will be effective, and it's just silly to stash bad books in the crawlspace or storage locker.

I'm your crockpot opposite -- NOTHING I cook turns out. It's unbelievably discouraging.

Maybe you could throw some recipes our/my way....

Congrats on that healthy baby boy!

7:31 AM, November 30, 2006  
Anonymous nutso-ranter said...

Oh Yay! A POST! I've been waiting and waiting! (really APL, just caust you have a small linebacker to feed dosen't mean you get to neglect all of us -- where's MY time?) kidding... of course.

I totally stash books. The one I hate most is that older one, I think its called "The Little House" (its by the same guy who did Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel). Ironically, the Little House is one of my husband's favorite childhood books... but, fer pete's sake... its about a house. an inanimate object that slowly decays over the span of 30 pages. I don't know WHY my 2 year old finds it interesting -- oh yes, I forgot, there are a few TRAINS on pages 15-19.

Speaking of favorite Christmas songs,... you should do a post on best and worst Christmas songs: I'll start:

Where are you Christmas - (some country singer... from the Grinch soundtrack) OK, totally cheesy, but I love it

El Nino Querido- some Spanish song... just lovely

Bing Crosby's White Christmas

It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin (on "Christmas with the Rat Pack" CD, which is, one of the best CDs EVER)

"Christmas Eve in Washington" - GAG! Our local station plays this 24/7 and I just can't stand it.

"Do they know its Christmas -- Feed the World" - OK, this one gets a partial pass because it raised money for a very good cause, but ugh... what a song.

Oh gosh... there are so many more bad Christmas songs, but I can't think of any of them!

Oh yeah... Feliz Navidad has to go on here somewhere.

8:42 AM, November 30, 2006  
Blogger halloweenlover said...

Oooh, Nutso-ranter I love that Baby It's Cold Outside song too. I get all excited when I hear it! Maybe I need to go buy that cd!

You are striking fear in my heart with the big baby. I'm holding onto my hope that baby will be small small small and I assumed my size would help! Damnit!

I say, hide the books for a year, because what if one day AB realizes it is gone and demands it! You don't want to have to buy another. If a whole year goes by and he doesn't ask, then I think the coast is clear to toss it!

11:00 AM, November 30, 2006  
Blogger Cathy P said...

Now remember if you donate the book some other poor soul is going to have to read that thing a million times to their child.
Ahh what the heck :) Go ahead and give it away LOL.


11:04 AM, November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny you all should mention Baby It's Cold Outside. My friends and I got in a big conversation last night about how, if you listen to the lyrics, it sounds very much like a date rape song. Damn that Women's Studies coursework in college!

11:36 AM, November 30, 2006  
Blogger liz said...

Addy N: All Hawaiian words are broken up in syllabels of one or two letters that are either a vowel by itself, or a consonant and a vowel. The "u" is pronounce "oo" as in "moo". The "e" is "eh" as in the Canadian end of sentences. The "i" is "ee" as in "tree". The "a" is "ah" as in "open wide". The "o" is just "oh".

Take the State Fish of Hawaii: the humuhumnukunukuapuaa. Looks pretty complicated, right? Break it up. Hoo Moo Hoo Moo Noo Koo Noo Koo Ah Poo Ah Ah. All right?

2:32 PM, November 30, 2006  
Blogger liz said...


2:33 PM, November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Lisa V said...

No, the joke is that her "slept with list" is legion. But maybe yours is too ;)

5:47 PM, November 30, 2006  
Blogger Harmless Error said...

Yay I thought I was the only one who loved Friday Night Lights!

11:03 AM, December 01, 2006  

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