Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just a glimpse..

..of how much energy we have every. single. day.

I have been waiting to say this aloud for fear of backsliding but.. we are officially 100% potty trained and have been for a good few weeks now. I am talking about Ada of course but it's nice to use the we isn't it? They are both in their big girl undies all day and all night. No more pull-ups.. they have been keeping these dry for awhile but I was just too nervous to leave them off while they were sleeping. They are so used to wearing the regular panties now that if you try to put a pull up on them it's very uncomfortable so.. what the heck right? Feels nice to have two out of disposable underthings.. finally. Just a shade under a year.. well done Ms. Ada :)

The dairy free thing really isn't that bad.. but the no chocolate no coffee thing is about to kill me. I don't need the coffee anymore.. I just WANT the coffee.. and the chocolate.. the dark chocolate from Trader Joe's .. just a bite.. I thought carob was going to be a good substitute but I think it still bothers her since every time I try to eat some she gets fussy a few hours later when she is feeding. Le sigh. Oh well.. I will eat chocolate again.. some day. I can't believe she is almost 4 months already. The girls were ready to eat solids by this point... I don't think she is.. I might even wait until 6 months this time. She seems pretty happy right now so .. we will go with it until that changes.

I recently read "The Help" and I was so hooked I finished it in 2 days. Loved the book.. but then... kinda hated the way it ended. Predictable and sort of dullish considering how spicy the rest of the book had been.. parts of it anyway. Anyway I was even more disappointed in the tiny bit of the movie that Stephen found online. I kind of hate it when I read a junk food book and really like it then.. it ends with some bland ho-hum cliche.. like Skeeter getting a job in NYC..? Really? Was I the only one that was bored with this? I dunno.. the last book that I was that attached too was "The Time Traveler's Wife" and I bawled on the subway when I finished it. I was so hoping for a few tears and that feeling of homesickness for the characters that have become a part of your thoughts. I almost felt a little embarrassed for being so attached that I couldn't put it down.. since when I did it was in mild disgust. Am I the only one that felt this way about this book? Anyone have any good suggestions for something that won't disappoint the way this one did?


Summer said...

I've heard so much about this book, and yours is the first negative(ish) review I've read. I have a hard time motivating myself to read contemporary fiction--for some reason, I always think it'll be bad. I know that's crazy, though. The best book I've read this year is Steinbeck's East of Eden--I couldn't put it down, and every page was beautiful.

Love those haircuts! And yay for Ada!

stephen said...

I know Summer! I feel sorta bad being negative(ish) since everyone I know has raved about it but.. there we are. I will have to try East of Eden.. I loved The Grapes of Wrath.. as much as one could love such a book.

stephen said...

This was Sarah by the way :)

Wendy's World said...

I loved the Help as well as the movie. It's the best adaptation of a book to film I've seen. I was more cheering for the triumph of the maids to step out and tell their story when it was so dangerous to do so.

The best book I've read since the Help was the Kitchen House (authors name escapes me right now) but it was good from the first sentance to the last. Would highly recommend.

Enjoyed your recent updates!!!

stephen said...

Wendy I think I need to go see the movie in the theater. A little illegal interweb glimpse surely didn't do it justice. I am starting to think that my not loving the ending had more to do with me being super hormonal and snippy lately rather than the book itself :)

stephen said...

Dang it! this was Sarah.. again!