Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Being 2

Oh, the wonderful 2s! A typical conversation at our house:

Little K: "Do you want Teddy Bear & Dolly?"
Mommy: "Sure! I'll give them some lovin'."
Little K: "Don't touch my Teddy Bear & Dolly!!!" all the while she's crying hysterically & throwing herself down upon whatever horizontal surface is available.

Or this:

Mommy: "Would you like me to rub your back?"--after putting her in her crib for nap time.
Little K: "No."
Mommy: "Okay. Have a good rest."---Mommy starts to leave the room.
Little K: "RUB MY BACK! RUB MY BACK!"--and again with the hysterical waterworks.

Prior to Mommyhood, I remember hearing the poem below, and laughing, thinking, "Oh, that's so cute." Now it's my life on a daily basis :-)


The Toddlers' Creed

If I like it, it's mine.
If it's in my hand, it's mine.
If I can take it from you, it's mine.
If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
If It's mine it must never appear to be yours in ANY way.
If I'm doing or building some thing, ALL the pieces are mine.
If It looks just like mine, it's mine.
If It is broken, It's yours!!!
If it is on, I must turn it off.
If it is off, I must turn it on.
If it is folded, I must unfold it.
If it is a liquid, it must be shaken, then spilled.
If it a solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.
If it is high, it must be reached.
If it is shelved, it must be unshelved.
If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed.
If it has leaves, they must be picked.
If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
If it is not trash, it must be thrown away.
If it is in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown on the floor.
If it is closed, it must be opened.
If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
If it is a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, monitor, or table.
If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.
If it is empty, it will be more interesting full.
If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
If it is stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest. It must be pushed by me instead.
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
If Mommy's hands are full, I must be carried.
If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
If it is paper, it must be torn.
If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
If the volume is low, it must go high.
If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor.
If it is a drawer, it must be pulled upon.
If it is a toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth.
If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.
If it is a phone, I must talk to it.
If it is a bug, it must be swallowed.
If it doesn't stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.
If it is not food, it must be tasted.
If it is food, it must not be tasted.
If it is dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water.
If it is a carseat, it must be protested with an arched back.
If it is Mommy (or Daddy), it must be hugged.
I am toddler!

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Taking Recalls a little too far, me thinks

It seems like every week the news is reporting that another item or items are being recalled because they are dangerous, etc. Now don't get me wrong. I think it's great that they care about protecting the public, especially if it's tainted meat or lead-drenched toys. But the one that came out recently I think is going a little overboard (see below):

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream voluntarily recalled 90 cartons of its Dreyer's Slow Churned Light Caramel Delight ice cream and Slow Churned Light Butter Pecan ice cream because they may contain pecans not identified on the label.

The potentially affected 1.75-quart cartons were distributed to grocery stores in Oregon and three other Western states.

The affected cartons have the code "Best If Purchased By 09/11/08 049-32" printed on their bottoms.

Consumers who have purchased the ice cream with the code should call Dreyer's for a full refund.

I'm sorry, but if someone intentionally buys BUTTER PECAN ice cream, regardless if Pecans are listed in the ingredients list, the company should not be held responsible or feel like they have to issue a recall. Maybe with the other flavor, Caramel Delight, because it's not obvious if it contains nuts from the title. But the name of the ice cream is Butter Pecan. It would make more sense to issue a recall if it DIDN'T have pecans, false advertising and all.

It's sad when our society has gotten so "sue-happy" that companies feel they need to put out a recall for something like this.

Happy Wednesday friends!