there's been a lot going on here lately...my grandfather suddenly passed away, choi boy's been the sickest we've seen him, and we're just worn out from traveling to and from philly for the memorial services. i could write about all that, and i will, but for now, i just need to carry on with some random drivel as i'm still processing all of the above. in other words, this is going to be a post about a whole lotta nothin'. in other words, this is going to be a lot like most of my other posts. ;)
i'm linking up with my buddy, elizabeth, and joining in on her weekly whatnot wednesday hilarity. elizabeth regularly cracks me up, and though i can't promise i'll be as funny as she is, i think i can pull off being as random.
*one of my go-to clothing stores is h&m. it's cute, trendy, and cheap(!), all things i love. i've discovered that they have baby/kid clothing that's just as cute, trendy, and cheap and it's the source of a good amount of cb's wardrobe. their sizes are super funky, though. cb is wearing 12-18 months in most clothes and is transitioning to 18-24 month clothing. at h&m, though, cb is *swimming* in 12-18 month clothing and the 9-12 month sizes are still pretty loose on him. meanwhile, i have to wear a full 2 sizes larger than i usually do in their grown-up clothing line. all this makes me wonder if swedish people start off as REALLY large babies and then turn into SUPER skinny grown ups. judging from the fact that the only swedes i can think of are actresses and models, i don't think i'm too far off in that thinking.
*speaking of clothing and funkiness, i was reminded of how funky korean clothing can be, especially kids clothing. my dear, dear friend, dana, got her referral this week (YIPEEEE!!!) and she was saying that in some of the pictures, her son (!!) is wearing a pink snowsuit. i laughed and then remembered that when we developed the pictures from the disposable cameras we had sent to his foster family, we saw that choi boy spent a large part of the summer in pigtails and halter tops. i kid you not.
of course you do!
doesn't he look like pebbles flintstone? oh, and that large white spot? the flash. because i took a picture of the pictures instead of scanning them. 'cuz that's how i roll.
*choi boy's into hitting lately and it drives me nuts. when he hits, i hold his hands, look into his eyes and tell him, "look at me. we do NOT hit." except, when i say "look at me," he *really* does. he makes his eyes all wide and big and accompanies them with a mock serious look. it is all i can do not to burst out laughing in his face. so, yes, so far, this method of discipline is SUPER effective. :(
*last week, the hubs went to the store to pick up some things and asked if i wanted to watch a movie. i said sure and to get something that wasn't too serious. he came back with "the t0urist." he didn't read any reviews, but figured that since the two stars were top billing actors, it wouldn't be too bad. it was AWFUL. like, a ridiculous waste of time and money and "talent". i was so upset after watching the movie because it had ridiculous ending and i felt like i had wasted 2 hours of my life. the hubs reminded me that it was free (holla redb0x and the free rental codes!), but still. i woke up the next morning so annoyed and angelina and johnny. ugh. just writing all that got me upset again!
*i'm one of those people that remembers dreams daily. and usually, they're silly, fluff dreams that are a waste of brain space to remember. for instance, last night, i dreamt about fruit snacks. and not only did i dream about fruit snacks, i dreamt that i was eating said fruit snacks in secret because i didn't want cb to find me and eat all my fruit snacks. yes, i have issues.
*then again, if you had a kid that loved food this much,
you'd probably have the same issues. right??
*at target the other day, i found this shirt:
cute, right? except i'm pretty sure that's a pretend "asian" language at the top. please correct me if i'm wrong, but i'm almost certain that that's a strange mix of japanese characters and korean letters. i don't get it. why wouldn't you check this with someone to make sure it made sense before sending it into mass production? (EDIT: my friend informed me that the language on the shirt is an actual language -- japanese. but, really, don't some of the letters totally look korean? okay, i'm done being defensive. i'll own up to being a bit of a dummyhead. that's what whatnot wednesdays are all about anyway, right?)
*oh, wait, asian countries butcher english, or rather, engrish, all the time. case in point, this gem found on a bath mat that my mom bought from the asian grocery store (the best part is the tiny print at the bottom):
and that, my friends, is my first whatnot wednesday. :)