Thursday, August 17, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

13 Random Thoughts, Events, and/or Happenings at Casa de Phillips
Okay, so I am not a faithful member of the Thursday 13 club---I also have a hard time getting library books back on time, remembering to shut off the oven, and occasionally leave my purse in the car.
1. Isaac understands a wide variety of commands or directions these days. This proves to provide hours of entertainment for Tobe and myself. The poor boy goes and retrieves shoes, hugs Tiger, brushes his hair and his teeth simultaneously (this one is a riot), and races to the bathroom upon hearing the sound of the facet--all just to amuse his parents. Who needs Netflix when you have an entertaining one year old?
2. From the looks of the store windows we pass each morning, apparently white Oxford shirts with denim corsets are the new trend. What is a girl supposed to do? I am too old for the leggings and denim skirt look (remember the rule: if you wore the trend the first time, you are too old to wear it the second time) and no self-respecting mom can put on a denim corset and head off to Tom Thumb. Ann Taylor Loft, here I come...
3. Does Sean Preston Spears Federline not own any pants? In all of the paparazzi shots with him and BritBrit, the child never has on pants....just a shirt and a diaper. This really causes me great concern and I am tempted to send him a pair of Isaac's.
4. Don, it's a real shocker that you were jealous of Isaac's "Born to be a Wildcat" onesie. By the way, there is a store called Penny Lane in Colleyville that carries a nice assortment of Baylor University baby clothes. Have Tobe give you directions.
5. Tobe and I are such exciting people that for the past three nights in a row we have both fallen asleep on the couch watching television---particularly odd because we hardly even watch TV at night.
6. Things Isaac has cried over in the past 48 hours: not being allowed to play in the toilet, not being allowed to eat a plant, Mom not pushing the stroller immediately after he was placed inside, Daddy coming home from work, Mom leaving the room, Mom getting out a container of baby food, Isaac running himself over with his Little Tikes car. My normally happy baby who rarely cries these days has been fussy and running a mild fever since Tuesday. We think his molars are trying to come in , thus causing this serious case of cranky baby.
7. Isaac and I went to Target yesterday after his morning nap to pick-up a few necessities. After we had been there about five minutes he laid his head on the bar of the shopping cart and rested it there for the remainder of our excursion. I looked like I had drug my child around all morning and denied him the right to sleep. However, I resisted the urge to tell everyone we passed that he had just woken up from a nap only twenty minutes ago. (see #6 as the reason for such sleepiness)
8. Pottery Barn Kids is selling the cutest Halloween costumes this year. Is $100 too much to spend on something Isaac will only wear for about 2.5 hours? (Tobe, don't answer this.)
9.If your child is loudly proclaiming, "Mommy, I want to go!" during library storytime, why do you insist on staying? I am all about boundaries, limits, and parental control, but please know that I was trying to listen to the book on dinosaurs (Isaac was almost asleep in my lap--again the molars--and wasn't terribly interested in such literary works today) while your child yelled repeatedly during storytime.
10. Gymboree is carrying an entire line of boys clothing that says "Tiny Tiger" on it. This is Tobe's and my special nickname for Isaac. I have already purchased one shirt from the line and am questioning if it would be a bit much for Isaac's entire fall wardrobe to say "Tiny Tiger" on it.
11.Why is Kindermusik so expensive? I would love for Isaac to join for the fall semester, but the price seems a bit steep, especially since the birth though 18 month class consists of participants who don't always understand they are actually participating in something. Unfortunately our Gymboree closed, so that is not an alternative option. Perhaps Kindermusik charges the amount they do because completion of a class counts towards college credit....
12. Yesterday Isaac and I darted into the post office to mail a package to my mother at the convenient self-mail center. By the time I had Isaac, the package, and a stack of letters in my arms, I somehow left my keys in the backseat of the car. I did not realize this until we were already inside the post office at the kiosk. I debated whether or not I wanted to complete my transaction and then race to my car before someone stole it (our make and model of car is always on the "Most Stolen" list) or if I wanted to tote all of our stuff back out to the car in the 104 heat to retrieve the keys and then go back inside the post office. I chose to complete the transaction and then return to the car. Fortunately no one decided to take if for a spin while I was mailing out our goodies.
13. Tobe and I checked the weather at 8pm tonight and the temperature was a breezy 102 degrees. We are seriously considering moving to Vermont and opening an apple orchard to avoid this Texas heat.

13 comments:

jenny biz said...

You crack me up! Today as I was walking across the street from picking Malaya up, one of the moms looked at me and said, "It's only going to be 100 degrees this weekend. It's gonna' be nice!" That is really sad when 100 degrees is nice!

Kelli said...

Sorry to tell you this, but I am a new employee of Ann Taylor Loft and we are currently carrying black leggings. Brown will appear sometime soon.

Paige said...

I haven't seen the Pottery Barn Costumes...I shall look them up. Parker once completely laid down in the cart part of the shopping cart during a visit to Target AND I did explain to everyone he was just tired so they didn't think he was unconscience.

kate m. said...

Why does Sean Preston never wear pants? He does have a rather extensive hat collection though. I guess Britney can only cover one end at a time.

I hear that The Children's Place will be selling Halloween costumes as of August 22nd. I would resist Pottery Barn and opt for The Children's Place or Old Navy; however, I would not resist the line of "tiny tiger" clothes for Isaac if I were you.

Amy C said...

You are too funny. Have I ever told you you make me laugh!

MDM said...

If ATL makes stretch pants, that means we mommy's can wear them!! I am so very tempted. I can at least put my 9 year old in them if I chicken out!

JenniferReinsch said...

kindermusik should not be expensive because it is not that involved. you could do your own kindermusik class at your house. turn on music, clap isaac's hands or feet in rhythm with the music, sing him some songs, and dance around with him. there is your kindermusik class.

1literatimommy said...

if you and tobe decide to move to vermont, i'm coming to be a worker on your apple orchard. vermont is my fav. place; it is so beautiful!

Ashley Nelson said...

Love your list.

I really can't wait to play with you and Isaac one day.

margk said...

Your post is so funny! I didn't know the fashion rule, but it makes sense. The activities center has lots of mommy and me classes that are way more reasonably priced. Good luck with the costume hunt!

Don Kersting said...

Giggle

The Honey Family said...

I totally agree with the BritBrit comment... maybe spending all her money on Kfed's new rap album... no extra money for pants for Sean P or pants that fit her husband! And you know I was Brit's biggest fan before she married that loser/dancer/self proclaimed "Superstar" according to his new rap lyrics.

The Honey Family said...

by the way, if you have the body to wear a fashion statement the second or even third time around - do it. Just my thoughts on it.