Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My Clumsy Self and I... Laundry Soap Pods Fail!

Happy Hump Day Everyboy!

So, my goal yesterday and today during the day has been to get caught up on laundry after a super busy weekend where I completely ignored the laundry!  (In my house that means the always present mountain of laundry has grown ALARMINGLY HIGH!) I was admittedly in a hurry starting the next load in the washer when the clumsies attacked!

Ok... so I am always looking to save money, but lately if it makes things run smoother and quicker I have been willing to pay a little more. So, I decided to get these cool laundry pods instead of making my own laundry soap (like I have been doing for about a year now).  I've been using them for about a week and loving that it's a simple grab and toss into the washer. It's great unless you have these darn clumsy genes that have been lovingly passed onto you!  (Love you Mamma!)  

So, I reached up to grab a pod out of the container to toss into the washer and knocked the whole bucket over... pouring about 10 pods into the washer!  Yikes!  I reached in and started fishing out little slippery pods... slippery as they had started to dissolve instantly when in contact with water!  I got about 5 out when the ones in my hand started to leak!  All the time visions of soap pouring out of my washer all over the place if I don't get these out of here... surely that is way to much soap!  So, I got all but two out... plus a little leaking between my fingers.  I dashed to the sink to dispose of the rest of them as there was no saving them now... they were a congealed leaking blob in my hand at this point.  

I washed the blob off of my hand and started adding clothes.  So far no bubbles are pouring out of the washer so hopefully I escaped that nightmare with this clumsy experience... this time!

Hopefully your day is less exciting and clumsy as mine!  :-)


Monday, April 27, 2015

No More Binkie! Day 1

I decided today is the day!  Today we start no more binkie!  I've been thinking it is time to get Chaeli off of her binkie for a while, but knowing what I am getting into with her teething on top of the whining that will go on for a few days I just haven't felt up to it.  I decided today is the day.  It's not going to get any easier!  

So far it hasn't been to... bad  She fussed some but I kept crackers handy and tried to keep her busy and distracted.  Nap was a little bit hard.  She cried, but she did fall asleep after a little bit.  Daddy went and snuggled her for a minute since I was in the middle of lunch with the other kiddos.  She loves to get Daddy snuggles!  :-)  

What do you think?  I know there are lots of opinions on if kiddos should have a binkie or not.  My oldest had a binkie for a short while, but changed over to sucking his fingers early on. (BTW it's much easier to take away a binkie than sucking fingers in my opinion!)  My second had a binkie but we weaned him off of it easily pretty early.  Mrs. Chaeli just loves her binkie!  I just don't want her to turn out like her Mamma and almost go to Kindergarten with it! LOL