Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tips From Treen

At some point in your life you may have a baby. You might decide to breastfeed said baby. And imagine your joy when you discover your baby is very sensitive or allergic to a million different things, including dairy, soy, and caffeine. Oh, and did I mention you also are into your third month with thrush, so you're still trying to stay away from anything that will feed yeast, ie. anything with sugar, grains, yeast.... the list of things you can't eat or drink goes on and on.

Now imagine that although you used to have a fairly healthy diet that did not really include any processed foods anyway, now that your milk is the only option for nutrition for your baby until she is at least 6 months old, your new and improved healthy diet feels a little restrictive at times. You might even find yourself starving while grocery shopping, and suddenly feel desperate to eat something you did not make at home. Lo and behold, you come across a package of cookies in the organic aisle. Nut-free! Dairy-free! Soy-free!

You will think your ship has come in, and will throw those $4.99 cookies in your cart without a moment's hesitation. Well, let me tell you something. Processed foods that are nut-free, dairy-free, and soy-free are also taste-free. Do yourself a favour - go back to the produce section and buy an extra apple. Sigh.

Friday, June 17, 2011

People In Glass Houses

Tonight we were watching My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding on TLC and they kept flashing a text ad saying the Duggar grandson has been born, tune in for the special on Father's Day. Apparently the tiny bit of text in the corner of the screen was very irritating for my husband and sparked this conversation:

Rainer: Wasn't that kid born already?
Me: Yeah, I think he was born earlier this week. Wednesday, maybe?
Rainer: No, I mean, wasn't it born like a year ago?
Me: That was their first baby.
Rainer: This is their second baby already? Geez!
Me: Yeah...... before you get all judgey, you should know that their kids are 20 months apart.
Rainer: Oh. Nevermind.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

This Kid

Talia is at a really fun stage. She cracks me up and makes me want to pull my hair out, at the same time, all day long. Here are a few of her latest gems:

Heading out the door for daycare: "My be wight back, Mommy. You no be scared. Okay?"

After I flushed the toiled while giving her a hard time for having an accident: "Da poop's all gone, Mommy. It no bug you no more."

Tucking her big plastic Bert into my bed one morning: "My dust need to put diss ya-liddle guy to bed. Sweep dweams, Bertie."

As soon as we turn the corner and she sees the park: "Oh, DERE's da park! Sank-oo, Mommy!"

At Ruby's baptism, after I told her she had to keep quiet because it was the priest's turn to talk: "Him hafta take turns wif ME, Mommy."

Asking for some Easter treats (that are in the freezer): "Uh, can you find some bunny eggs for me?"