Amy, the chowda was amazing.
Mike tasted it and said that he thought it was "good chowder," but he couldn't really tell the difference between it and the stuff that comes out of a can.
So he wasn't too offended when I told him to leave it alone.
BeanBean loved it, too.
It also gave me an idea-- maybe I can mail some Turkey Hill ice cream to my brother in CA; he's totally addicted to the stuff, but apparently you either can't get it out there or it's ridiculously expensive outside of PA (right now, for example, it's on sale at TH, 2 half gallons for $5; they do this every other month!). Hehe, that'd be a really cool hannukah present. I wonder how much it would cost to ship something frozen like that.
I'll definately be looking into it.
BeanBean and BooBah are super cute and loveable.
They're tons of fun these days. I'm really getting a kick out of them. BellyBean has been baking for 19.5 weeks; it completely blows my mind that I'm just about half-way to a new person. I had an ultrasound on the 21st and it wasn't reassuring as I wanted it to be, but I'm not seriously depressed about it... just a little bummed. I'm having another in December, and I was kind of hoping to avoid that.
I'm sure I'll get over it, especially if the next one goes well and I have good things to report.
Mike is still pretty miserable at work, although one of the people who was making his life extra miserable is now on maternity leave, so he's got a little bit of a break. BeanBean is pretending that the pack & play is "a cinderella kitchen." That's what he keeps asking me to buy for him-- a play kitchen, preferably a princess one.
If I had the money, I'd do it just to tick Mike's father off.
Do any of your little boys like to wear nail polish? BeanBean loves it, bright, sparkly colors on his fingers.. he just thinks that it's really cool. Well, Mike's parents are all tense and mean about it, and the last time that he had some nail polish on, SIL or MIL took nail polish remover to his little fingers! Then Mike told me that BeanBean can't wear nail polish to his parent's house. When I asked why not, he said, "He just can't, I'm trying to keep the peace. I talked to my mom about the music, and I think it's only fair that you remove the nail polish from his fingers."
: As if the two things are remotely related, but even if they are... MIL told me this weekend that she felt dismayed by my objection to the music, she said she feels like they're not supposed to "share their Christianity with the kids at all," and that's not fair because it's part of their heritage. I tried to explain that I'm not talking about *heritage* I'm talking about the present and the future. I don't think that she understood. At any rate, I think that they're being ridiculous and trying to push me in a direction that I don't really want to go, and it's so not fair.
Blech. Mike and I still haven't worked this out, he has no idea where I'm coming from and just doesn't get it.
I don't even know what else I can say to him!
To think of comparing the situations, nail polish on a little boy and proselytizing to him! Argh, they're so different! I'm so tempted to bring this up with FIL, and try to get him to say what he's really thinking (probably something about nail polish turning little boys gay
). I really want to hear the ignorance pouring out of his mouth, instead of just suspecting strongly that it's there. I also want to hear them say that they don't understand why I'm uncomfortable with them preaching to the kids, but I should understand why they're uncomfortable seeing BeanBean wear nail polish.
I really want to hear it come out of their mouths. Is that wrong of me? Am I just making trouble?