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Showing posts from July 6, 2008

That's a Bad Word?

A while ago, my SIL and MIL told me that "fart" is considered a bad word and my nephew is not allowed to say it at his daycare. This was a huge surprise to me. I've since asked around, and many people agree that it is not an appropriate word to say.

Really? Fart? That's not okay? I ask people what about "burp"? Apparently, burp is okay, but fart is not.

To me, fart and burp are the same type of word. So if burp is okay, why isn't fart? Is it because one comes out of your mouth but one is out of (heaven forbid!!) your butt?

For that matter, is "butt" okay to say or should I be using the word "bottom"?

Londo and I really try to call a spade a spade, so we don't plan to use euphemisms for anatomy in general. We call pee "pee" and poop "poop." So why wouldn't we call a fart "fart"?

This seems like such a little thing, but I don't want the Pumpkin to be considered inappropriate--at least without mea…

DC Area Meet Up - Dinner in August

Let's try this again.

Who can get together for dinner and drinks in August? Vote for the dates you like the best in the poll on the left (you can select multiple options).

Every time I suggest a couple of dates, I get a ton of feedback for dates that I didn't suggest. So this time I'm offering every Friday and Saturday in August. Now, I might be out of town that first weekend, so I won't vote for it. But let's see what happens if I leave it in.

The plan is to meet around 6:00 at Cafe Deluxe in downtown Bethesda, right by the Metro. I'll make reservations under "Cara," but I will need to know what the date is and who is coming.

So vote in the box on the left and leave a comment telling me what you think! I like you people and want to get together again! Don't you want a fun night out without the kiddos?

The Girl Knows What She Wants

My little Pumpkin is starting to discover and assert her own desires and even independence. I'm finding it amazing (and not yet annoying) to see the little things she does to express her wants. Here are some cute examples.

Example 1:
The other morning, I had the Pumpkin on her changing pad, which is on top of her dresser. I opened the drawer right below her to pick out an outfit for the day. I was pulling out a white shirt when she reached in and pulled out an orange shirt. She's pulled stuff out of the drawer before because she's in a grabby stage, but it's always been random items that just happened to be in her reach. So, I put in back in as I always do, and I told her that she was wearing the white shirt today.

Well, let me just tell you that she was not pleased by this. She immediately started fussing. She would not cooperate with getting her white shirt on. Every time I started to pull her arm through, she pulled it back out. Then, she pushed the shirt back over he…

Question of the Week - To Every Season

We had a lovely weekend, including taking the Pumpkin in her stroller in the neighborhood parade, a barbeque with friends on the Fourth, playing in the backyard (blow up) baby pool for the first time with the Pumpkin, and a night out for Londo and I without the baby! We went out to dinner and a movie and got home after the baby was in bed.

Summer is my favorite season. I love summer blockbuster movies. At restaurants in the summer, I love sitting at an outside table with a bit of shade, a cool martini and people and dogs walking by (this was especially great when we lived in Georgia). I love the beach, the pool and any sort of water to play in, like the baby pool we blew up and filled. The Pumpkin had a blast in the pool, and I played with her in it and sat on our glider with a beer. Londo loves to barbeque, and I love to each grilled burgers and hot dogs with a nice, cool drink. In the summer, I really enjoy walks around the neighborhood, and the neighborhood parade was so fun.

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