Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How to go from "friendly and helpful" to "whacked out and creepy" in 5 seconds

I am still working on posts to fill in last week and this week, but this is too weird to not share it right away.

This morning I went on a tour of the Britax plant in Charlotte, NC. Levi stayed with my grandmother at her house and I took Jonas with me in the sling since he is nursing and I didn't have enough milk pumped for him to leave him behind too. The original plan was to go on the tour with a CPST friend of mine and then go out to lunch together afterward, but my friend had to cancel because of a death in the family, so it was just me and Jonas. I decided to just drive back and pick up fast food (yuck) for lunch .

I went to a Taco Bell, and had Jonas in his infant car seat and my big diaper bag with me, so the cashier cooed and chatted to the baby for a minute and then after I paid she offered to bring my food out to me since I had my hands full. I said thank you and got situated, and then she brought out my food and talked to the baby a little more and made comments about his pretty blue eyes, etc. She asked how old he was and I told her he was 3 months. She said she thought he was more like 6 or 7 months because he looked "strong and experienced." Kind of a weird way to phrase things, but I smiled and said thank you and she left me to eat my food. I finished eating and the same cashier saw me heading for the door and came out from behind the counter to open it for me, since there was nobody in line at the moment. I thanked her again, and then things got weird.

As I went to put the baby in the car, the cashier said to me, "He prefers the little boys over little girls, I can tell. You can see from his history that he likes them better. (Looking at the baby. You like the little boys, don't you?" Um, whoa... I have NO IDEA what in the world prompted her to say that, but it seemed to be with the implication that he liked little boys in "that" way. I could not have been more thankful to be 3 feet from my car and leaving the crazy lady behind. What.the.heck? I think my eyes about bugged out of my head. What a weird, random, gross, and totally CREEPY thing to say!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I have a bunch of saved posts to finish and publish, and I have some new ones in mind to write, but I have been incredibly busy with planning Levi's birthday party, having guests over the weekend, hosting said party, and now I am heading out of town for almost 2 weeks in the morning. I will have my computer with me when I go, so hopefully I can catch up, but it might be a while. I promised myself if I started a blog I wasn't going to slack off, but I'm not doing so well! I will try to do better when things settle down a bit.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Not Me! Monday - 5/25/09

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not stay up until 5 am this morning to paint a pair of shutters. And I'm definitely not going to end up staying up late tonight too, to do more painting. I'm REALLY not getting tired of living in this house. I could stay here forever!

I did not eat boxed Trader Joe's macaroni and cheese and mint chocolate chip ice cream for dinner yesterday.

I also did not eat an entire dozen of BIG snickerdoodle cookies within 24 hours, or the vast majority of a pack of brownie bites in the same amount of time on a different day last week.

I am not still thrown off from Memorial Day and my husband having to work on Sunday, to the point that I have to keep looking up what day it is.

My house is not a complete wreck again, after being clean less than 2 days ago.

I am not both dreading and looking forward to all that is going on this month. And I am not at all sad that my "baby" is turning three!