Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Fragments: Blogs, Babies, Blasted Scientists and Bugs

I actually had some time last weekend to flip through google reader and catch up on some of the blogs I follow, rather than just responding and revisiting those that comment here ~ even though there is considerable overlap...yay for blog loyalty!  I had that awkward moment when I found a blog on the list that I have no recollection of following or ever visiting before and I wondered if the blog owner had changed the blog name and it had been that long since I'd visited!


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My sister Evie is probably the cutest pregnant person on the planet.  I think I hate her a little bit. I was HUGE and at six months, all she has is a little baby belly... she is still wearing her regular pants.  I grew my babies out my butt for the first few months... I needed maternity pants almost from day one just to accommodate my hips!

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We had an "in school learning experience" this week.  A young scientist came in and did hands-on demonstrations for the children. He was probably in his early 20's. The kids thought he was my son!!!  We established that 

a. They know my children, because they attend the school.
b. I'm actually comfortably in the middle of all of their parents... older than some, younger than others.

Sheesh!  This didn't happen when I taught up north 15 years ago!
FTR: I want his job!

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I have discovered that in addition to vinegar, you can also catch fruit flies in the bottom of a wine glass.  I am not sure which was more upsetting; that there are fruit flies in my house or that I left a sip of wine in the bottom of a glass! 
 
Mommy's Idea

19 comments:

Heather said...

Oh those little pregnant women! I was just having a conversation with a colleague about a woman who had just returned from my maternity leave and looked fabulous. My response was "let me see how she looks after the 2nd!"

OMG!!! The fruitflies have been driving me crazy since July!!! I can't seem to shake them.

Tami said...

Skinny pregnant women… grrr… I was not one! My sister-in-law hardly had a bump at all, even with her third one. She is now back in a bikini. Life is not F A I R.

Erin said...

The gift of time . . . isn't it so nice?

Aww yay for your sister and her cute little self :) Hope she's feeling well.

Fruit flies drive me nuts!

Keetha Broyles said...

I wasn't skinny WHILE pregnant 'cause my stomach protruded, BUT I am one of those who lose their own body fat while pregnant and continue to lose it while nursing.

Having babies used to be my weight loss program.

I had four

Over 11 years.

Then the weight loss program ceased forever.

Wayne W Smith said...

Leaving a sip of wine...that is nearly criminal right?

Mimi B said...

The only time I was cute pregnant was with my first. The rest I did a fantastic imitation of the Michelin Man. We're at that age where the kids don't know where we belong. lol

Ann in the UP said...

Your last fragment made me laugh out loud. Reminded me of the comments about what to do with leftover wine. What's that? I get a headache from wine but I'm good about finishing beer. And svelte during pregnancy? Makes me jealous as heck!

Doreen McGettigan said...

I'm smiling about the wine too:) Here in Philadelphia I have been having trouble with spiders, very large spiders. I hope one does not find its way into my wine glass.
I have always been a very thin person. I was a very large pregnant person. I think women with tiny baby bellies are so cute but I can't help wondering how their babies are positioned. It is just mind boggling to me when they have 8 or 9 lb. babies:)

nancygrayce said...

I truly think they're making pregnant women smaller these days! :). I can tell you, I was swollen all over, so I had baby weight plus, plus, plus!

I love how everyone looks so young to me now that I'm ummmmmm older! Some of the policemen I see don't look old enough to be driving, much less giving tickets.

There seems to just be more fruit flies this year......every time I buy bananas, I notice that they're everywhere.

Have a great weekend!

Heather Smith said...

Glad that you caught the fruit flies, sorry that you missed out on the wine...

Leigh Powell Hines said...

So funny. You know my husband and I may be older than you, and we about die when we think we could have an 18 or 20 year old. :)

Nani said...

A friend of mine who was a petite woman to begin with carried he first baby right smack dab in front. By 6 months she didn't fit in a booth at a restaurant. After she had her happy healthy baby boy, she put on her SIZE ZERO pants that she wore before getting pregnant to leave the hospital. That's not supposed to happen! She was a cute glowy expectant mama too.

Babes Mami said...

I'm doing pretty good with this one so far but I am getting bigger by the day!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I a little bit want to pinch your sister. Not hard. I wont leave a mark. Just a little pinch....
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I am shocked & appalled that you wasted a sip of wine!!

GB DB said...

What a neat idea for the kids. I never remember during my school years anyone coming to do that at our schools. Time sure has changed!

OneMommy said...

I am finally having time to read a few blogs, too, today.
I am going to have to try that wine trick for fruit flies! (gives me an excuse for a drink, right?)

Diane said...

It has always boggled my mind (not to mention pissed be off)that there are pregnant women who do not become as big as houses. Because I so did. Both times. My butt and thighs were ginormous!

Tettelestai said...

I think it was sad that you both found a sip of wine at the bottom of your cup and at some bug had ruined it! ;-)

My youngest sister was adorably cute also. But like you I needed maternity pants right away because my hips and butt felt that they need to compensate for my huge belly!

Jessica Grace said...

haha at whats more upsetting, I had flies a few months ago they are the most frustrating thing when your trying to sleep. We hung one of those syrup catchers and sprayed as often as we could we are now fly free and I'm so glad, hope you don't have too much trouble.