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Hugs and Kisses

I've been really thinking deeply into a few things, like parenthood and blogging. I have these deep, thoughtful post all written--in my head. I want to write them out and hit Publish Post, but it's Friday... and... well... it's Friday!

How about I save the thoughtful posts for next week and instead tell you some more cute Pumpkin stories?

Since the Pumpkin was just a wee little babe, we have been trying to get her to give us kisses. She went through one all-to-brief stage where she would give a kiss when asked, but usually she's not that interested. She'll let us kiss her, but generally doesn't want to kiss back. We'd take any kiss, even those open-mouth, drool dribbling out kisses that she's best at. But no, she is stingy with the kisses.

Instead, she LOVES hugs. If fact, if you ask her, "Can I have a kiss?" She will often counter with, "Hugck?" (That's how she pronounces it, with a "ck" sound at the end.) And we oblige…

Bonus Points

If I read your blog, I like you or what you have to say or the way you write or whatever. I'm enjoying what I read, or I wouldn't be there. (On the flip side, if I'm not reading your blog is probably because I can barely keep up with my Google Reader and got overwhelmed trying to read everything. It's not you, I promise!)

But I've decided to play a little game really for my own amusement.

I'm now going to be giving out bonus points for references that I find particularly good. I will freely admit they are not handed out on any sort of unbiased scale. I generally am amused by 80s pop culture references, sci-fi references, science references, philosphy references and whatever else I think is funny.

I tend to pepper my IRL conversations with these types of reference, and although not everyone gets them, I find a lot of humor when other people do the references or at least get mine. Londo does the same. It's fun for us.

So if you see that I've left a comment…

DC Area Bloggers Dinner

The votes have been cast, and the winning date is August 30th. Here I was, hoping to get together with you guys soon, and you all pick the latest date possible in August.

Should I take it personally that you all don't want to jump on the nearest Metro to hang out with me? Lucky for you all, my skin is pretty thick. And lucky that August 30th is probably the best date for me too (and I didn't even vote)!

So, here are the details for our next get together:
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2008

Time: 6:00 PM

Place:Cafe Deluxe in downtown Bethesda

Reservations Under: Cara

Who's Invited: DC Area bloggers and blog readers and spouses, this time without kids
(Since the idea for these get togethers started at Ask Moxie when DC area commenters all wanted to get together, I am not limiting this get together to only bloggers. Since I'm a blogger and know other DC Area bloggers, I'm not limiting this to only Ask Moxie readers. I likes to be inclusive.)

What you need to do:
1. Respond in the …

Some Babies Just Fidget

I have mentioned before that we had a very fidgety baby. It's been a while sinced I talked about it. Although she is still pretty fidgety, at her currently toddler stage it seems more normal and has in many ways translated into bigger, general movements, like climbing.

But I still get a ton of search hits that have to do with baby fidgeting or flailing while sleeping or nursing. Some people stay around and read a bit, and I hope they get what they need from the posts I wrote specifically aboutthis topic hoping that others realize they are not alone. Most people don't stay at all, and I figure they are probably looking for medical reasons why babies fidget (like I would).

Then I got this comment, which does indeed show that people are looking for medical reason. Anonymous said that she wasn't sure if the Pumpkin's fidgets were as severe are her 3.5 month old. Well anonymous, I can't be positive since I haven't seen your child, but at some points they were as bad …

Question of the Week - Please Re-Phrase That

Let me tell you a true story about my bridal shower...

My sister did a fantastic job of putting together my bridal shower. She did a few cute games that really were fun. One of those games was like The Newlywed Game, for which she had asked my soon-to-be husband some questions and he was supposed to give the answers he thought I would say. This was to show how well he knew me. Then, at the shower my sis asked me the same questions, I answered with what my answer were, and she then told me and the group what Londo's said my answers would be.

So there we are sitting at the bridal shower luncheon, asking and answering questions, laughing at it all, having a pretty good time. Londo had done pretty darn well with the answers. And then my sister asked me a stumper:
"What is [caramama's] biggest pet peeve?"

Well, that was a tough one. I thought for a minute, and then looked at my sis and said, "Do I have to pick just one? I have so many!"

She started cracking up. I wa…