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Candace
New England
Curvy, Nerdy, Redhead
Interests: pottery, trivia, IT, etc.
Recent Activity
We were asked once in a letter, by a well-meaning relative, why it takes 'two perfectly healthy adults to put one toddler to bed'. After his face changed expression five times, Laxidude read that out loud to me and we both were clutching each other, laughing, while the baby just... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
Have you seen this, Go the F*ck to Sleep by Adam Mansbach? I don't know if I should be horrifed or laugh. My reaction is honestly a little bit of both. We're taught to be so reverent towards children. Motherhood should be butterflies in a meadow and love and tenderness... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
It's amazing the things you think to talk about on date-night when you're free from a 17 month old terrorist. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
Wait just one moment. Winter is over and I live in Connecticut. So there's no flooding, no earthquakes, no tsunamis, usually no tornados. It's not hurricane season yet. No mudslides, no avalanches, not even any rogue volcanos showing up! Not even a swarm of mexican bees. But... wait. There are... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
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We KNEW he was advanced. We just knew it! Evidently the terrible twos have come to our household. In force. Everything is a struggle. every arm in a sleeve, foot in a sock, hair brush, and tooth brushing is an all-out fight. Things are thrown, hitting is attempted, sobs rend... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
You Australians do search for some really... interesting things. You have an Augustus Gloop fetish. Or at least one REALLY persistent person does. We're on our second ear infection after tubes were put in place on February 10th. Should I try to get my money back? Maybe just return the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
Ben had surgery to have ear tubes inserted about six weeks ago. We were on the fence about the whole procedure, but in the end we decided that after five ear infections in seven months, they would be a good idea. Add to that, his hearing was slightly reduced due... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
Granted, I've writtena lot about poop in the past few months, but you people are... obsessed, I think is a good word. Fixated, perhaps. Google tells on you, you know. It's like a six year old with a four year old sibling. You're that sibling. Evidently, 'ass leaking' is a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
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"I wonder why I'm not invited to dances, parties and other functions?" "Maybe it's your hair...? Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
It's funny. Even when you're warned that something will happen, and that this thing that is happening is PERFECTLY FINE AND EXPECTED, you're still not prepared. I guess this is part of being a mother. Or perhaps just a human. When Ben got the tubes put in his ears, we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
We made it through his ear tubes just fine, and I guess my body was just waiting for that particular crisis to be over before it could have its own little breakdown. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
So.. yeah. There's a lot of sickness in this house these days. A 14 month old in daycare can bring down your number of available sickdays in a hurry, and not just to care for them when daycare kicks them out. The Sunday before he got his eartubes put in,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
I'm shocked to say, but this experience was made so easy by the amazing and wonderful staff at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. They truly are the best. We were called the day before the surgery with the time we had to be in the hospital. We had to be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
I have spent approximately 150% of the last 25 days sick. First it was a cold, then a stomach bug, then MEGA COLD FROM HELL. I slogged through work yesterday as I had a new employee starting. Why I bothered, I really don't know. I croaked my way through a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
It's been a rather long week and change. To sum up: Getting sicked up on. Another epic cold. Ear tubes for my Ben. Stomach virus that kept me in the bathroom overnight. Bleeding from the ears. Walking Backwards. Gin Wigmore Alone at work. The King's Speech And here I thought... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
Go little guy! I love seeing him overcome things - it gives hope for the rest of us. You're a role-model, kid! PS Love the uniform! PPS OMFG don't wash it with anything else.
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It's really been an interesting week. And by interesting, I mean filled with bodily secretions. We had our first tub poop. Which was amusing, and not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. Ben... yes, it was Ben, and not my husband. That would have been Much Less... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
So next Friday Ben has to bring a heart to class. Personally, I thought he was bringing one to class every day, as it's somewhat unavoidable if he wants to be alive, but I guess we have to bring a different one. I'm not going to start him down the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
Work has me stressed lately. That's as much as we'll as we'll say about that end of things. The effect it has on me, however, has been interesting if I can manage to look at it objectively. It always seems to affect my sleep first. I either wake up multiple... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
It's a little cold for that, I realize, but I'd much prefer the lazily floating on the river kind of tubing to getting tubes put in Ben's ears. I realize it's a quick procedure, but I'd rather not have him under anesthesia at all if I can help it. Preferably,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
When I was young and I was *cough* sick and stayed home from school, that eight hours or so was an eternity. There was time to watch movies, to play, to nap, to do nothing, and seemingly to do everything. I could trash the house and clean it up again,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
Sloe Gin really does get better the longer it sits. I wonder how long this will remain true - I doubt I'll find out much with this batch. What a day. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at Laxidaisy!
The title was written on a friend's facebook page after she posted a picture of her back yard. The back yard that was MIA under what looked to be two and a half feet of snow. Another foot of snow or so here, and I'm finding she's saying just what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at Laxidaisy!