Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Jinxing Myself, Onesies & Ringtones

I mentioned something to my lovely husband a few days ago, and he said it would make a great blog entry.  I honestly don't think it will, but I'll give it a try anyway.

 

I am really hoping several things around our house will break.  Why?  Because then I have a reason to get new ones.  I'm way too practical to just buy something new for the heck of it.  So instead I'm hexing what I've got.

 

Here's my far-from-complete list of what I'm waiting on to break.  I just KNOW I'm jinxing myself, and all of this stuff will break at the same exact time. 

 

Refrigerator:  This goes waaaaay back.  My lovely husband was in charge of measuring how wide the fridge space was when we bought the house.  He told me a measurement.  At the time we had wanted a side-by-side fridge, so I had to find a side-by-side that fit.  It turns out Someone Who Shall Remain Nameless mis-measured, and we ended up with this extremely narrow side-by-side in this huge space.  While I never cease to forget to remind S of the mismeasurement, my main beef with the fridge is that I really don't like side-by-sides.  The fridge is narrow, the freezer is narrow.  Whenever either is open, Julia's poking her little head in to look at the food she won't eat.  You can't fit a pizza into the fridge OR the freezer.  It's just stupid.  The ice maker is also crappy.  Now I want a french door fridge with the freezer on the bottom.  Seems much more practical since you can actually fit things more than 12 inches wide into either the fridge or the freezer. 

 

Furnace:  I want A/C in the house.  It's reasonably cheap to add A/C if you're already replacing the furnace anyway. 

 

Washer & dryer:  I want the front loading kind.  Seems like you can wash more in one load.  And who doesn't want to see my torn undies going through the spin cycle??  Now that's a sight for sore eyes!

 

Bed:  Can the bed just fall apart one day?  I want a king size bed.

 

I want, I want, I want.  Sheesh.  And I was going to do a money saving blog.  How in the heck is that going to happen when I'm in the mood to spend on all these big ticket items?  Needless consumerism.  I chastise myself at the exact time I lust after a new fridge, bed, furnace and washer & dryer.

 

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Onesies have their place.  Summer, namely.  It is socially acceptable to put a baby in a onesie on a hot day.  Or if the baby is a newborn.  Newborns just belong in onesies.

 

Now that Julia is older and hot days are hopefully coming to an end, I'm getting more and more fed up with onesies.  I DON'T LIKE THEM, Sam I am.  Why does everyone make onesies?  Julia has so very few shirts.  Most of the shirts she has used to be dresses.  I like non-onesie shirts on Julia.  I'm not sure I understand the allure of the snap crotch for the over 6 month old - 2 year old set.  

 

Is the sole intention of onesies to curb shirts from riding up?  Is that the origin of this ongoing onesie phenomenon?  Julia's shirts don't really ride up.  Occasionally she'll pull up her shirt to push on her belly button, but that's kind of cute. 

 

I do love that the dresses can become shirts.  That helps immensely. 

 

 

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I think I'm 16.  "Summer Love" by JT is my ring tone for my husband. 


4 comments:

TJ said...

Your blog always cheers me up.

We were looking at those cool freezer on bottom fridges too... I want one so bad. Hopefully that won't jinx mine though - we hope to be moving and renting our house out soon.

And yes, beds CAN just fall apart one day.

Onesies - I agree with you! Neither of my boys wore onesies after the age of 6 months.

Karin said...

I'm with you on the onsies thing too. why oh why would you put a 3 year old (or an 18 month old) in a onsie? sometimes it's handy to put C in a onsie so the shirt doesn't ride up, but it just seems weird. maybe they make them for really, really big babies??

I can think of several FUN ways to break our bed and since I think you guys have the same IKEA bed, I'm sure it would work for you too. ;)

Scrapping in Circles said...

I'm actually a fan of onsies for boys because I despise the ride up (and fall down) thing with shirts, but only up to about 2 years old. After that they are typically potty training and onsies don't work with that. Girls are different because they have dresses, which are longer and don't ride up as easily.

I would also love a king bed (though I love our mattress, it just is too narrow), a front loading washer (so I don't have to reach down and dig little socks out of the bottom), a refrigerator with a freezer on the bottom, and a/c. We cannot afford any of those things right now so I'm not hexing mine at the moment. (=

Miss J's Mom said...

TJ - Thanks for the kind words. I think my blog is rather depressing and grouchy, but whatever cheers ya up! ;)

Kariny-o, naughty girl! ;) We still have the same bed. Queen size. You guys got the king, as I recall. At least the queen is wider than the extra narrow twin beds in college.

N, we can't afford it either, but I still think about new appliances frequently.