Tuesday, May 4, 2010

10 on Tuesday

1. I just finished reading Freakonomics... it was AMAZING.  I can't say I'm a huge fan of some of the findings... but it's SO thought-provoking.  I love reading something that inspires me to see the world differently.

2. The best way to eat popcorn is with Parmesan Cheese on top of it... now you know.

3. I'm a HUGE fan of Survivor... and I missed an episode a few weeks back- so I looked online for spoilers.  Wouldn't you know, the one spoiler site I go to lists ALL the players who were voted off until the top 3.  Fan-freakin-tastic.  I was SO mad.  It's proven right since.  I guess this serves me right for snooping for spoilers.  Stupid.

4. As we all know, I blog stalk... and a fellow blogger just had a new baby!!!-- well, technically... she's in the process of adopting a baby.  The birth mother picked her and her husband to adopt the little boy- and he was born on May 1.  I'd love it if you could keep Lacey, Seth, Big Brother Mason & Baby Aiden in your prayers... along with the birthmom, {D}.  I believe the power of prayers and positive thoughts are stronger than most things in life... and I know everyone involved could use the positive energy right now.

5. I know we all joke about little Zac having a big temper... but it's actually starting to kind of concern me.  Boy packs a punch when he's mad... and throws a pretty massive tantrum for being so itty bitty.  He comes out swinging too - and it HURTS.  I honestly have no clue how to handle this.

6. My blogger friend, Katy, mentioned in her 10 on Tuesday list that she hates the word "preggo" (and "preggers").  I couldn't agree more.  It's right up there in my list of words that I cannot stand.  It makes me cringe.  There are quite a few other words I cannot handle saying or hearing... but I won't bring them up- mainly because when I do it makes people say them more (::cough::MOM::cough::DAMIEN::cough).

7.  Deacon got mad at me and threw his tech deck across the room... I calmly walked over to it, picked it up, put it in the trash can and walked away.  You would have thought I just abandoned him.  Boy was upset, so he starts storming up the stairs- and in the process shut the baby gate right in Zac's face... which made Zac cry.  So Deacon turns around as I say to him, "Did you really just slam this gate in Zac's face and make him cry???"- you must take note here that Deacon is the sort of child that HATES to disappoint or make you sad... so his reaction to THIS was worse than his reaction to getting his skateboard thrown away.  Oh the tears.  Things calmed down dramatically after this... thank God.  I can't handle the drama.

8. Deacon has started to really love to dress himself in the morning and is SO proud of the clothes he picks out for himself... once he wakes me and Damien, he'll stand in front of us, hands on his hip saying something to the effect of, "do you like my clothes???"- the best part is that he says it very coy and demure... as if he's a top fashion model.  Hot.

9. Zac still wakes up in the middle of the night for a bottle.  Yes, Dawn, I know this is our fault and that he doesn't need a bottle.  I just can't come to grips with Ferberizing the child.

10.  I love color-coding my calendars.  It stresses me out to have a calendar online that isn't color-coded. Color-coding makes the world of difference and I find non-color-coded calendars very confusing.


hiyaluv said...

SO I want to hear about your shopping trips with Deacon!!!

Laura said...

I laughed about Zac having a temper and packing a punch. That was Xander too.

We did time outs. "You hit, you sit." is the motto in this house. It works too! :)

But know you are not alone. Xander is still a little drama queen.

Katy said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only crazy person who dislikes certain words! I feel all alone in my illness sometimes...

I'll have to try that popcorn and I'll have to get back in touch with Lacey for you for that formula!

Lisa B. said...

Great post! Glad you loved Freakonomics! Some of the things they "discovered" were just insane! And I'm sure there were certain parts that eased your mind about really wanting to get Deacon into certain schools... :)

I'm with ya on #9 - Phoenix gets up (usually) about 2x a night now, and I give him a bottle... but rather just do what's easier then "ferberizing" him for the night wakings.

AND - where can I get one of these online color-coded calendars?! I've had no luck finding a good one in the past...

damien said...

Lisa, best solution I've found online is Google calendar. You've got to create separate calendars for each color.... but that's just like different categories since you can display them all together.... but I'm a Google addict.