Monday, January 28, 2013

What a waste of markers.

Dear White Board Dudes:

I recently purchased a package of your SRX 2 in 1 dry-erase markers.  My kids got an easel from Santa that included a dry erase board, and I thought the large array of available colors at a good price would be perfect for them.  I opened the package, dumped them in the easel tray, and thought all was right in the world .... until....
First of all the markers are very difficult to open.  My 3.5 year old and 5 year old would bring me marker after marker to open, and even though I think I am a competent adult with average strength (nothing to brag about but I am capable enough keep a house running and de-lid a marker every once in a while.) I had a difficult time opening many of the markers.  This in itself isn't a huge problem since I try and be at least a little interactive with my kids in the rare moments when they are entertaining themselves, and prying off a marker lid occasionally is just about as much contact as I'd want.  The real problem came later.  I have good kids.  They know how to take care of their stuff.  And so when the markers were all put away and my kids tucked into bed, we were happy dreaming, completely ignorant of the fact that all our markers were dying a sad, slow death.  
Those markers, nearly impossible to de-lid, are even more stubborn when trying to re-lid them.  Stubborn and tricky.  They might look like you got the lid on, but upon further examination, they require one last herculean effort to snap that dreadful thing to.  You'd think they had a death wish.
Perhaps they did, for only 3 days had passed and already every marker useless.  And you can bet that after 3 days the package they came in and the receipt that bought them are gone to the wind.  The point of no return.

So I am writing you to let you know, please make your markers a little more accessible and stowable in the future.  What a sad waste of ten dollars.

-The Stay at Home Wonder Mom

Board Dudes SRX 2-in-1 Double Sided Dry Erase Markers (42402BDUA-24)
suicidal markers

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ten things to do while your newborn naps:

Because you know the second you lay down to sleep, that little fart face is going to wake up.  But as long as you keep your exhausted body moving, he will sleep for HOURS.

1. Write a blog post.  OBVIOUS.

2. Catch up on blogs you used to read - you know, before you got pregnant and stopped doing all those things you used to like doing.


3. Take some pictures of the sleeping fart face. ( But DO NOT TOUCH HIM OR MAKE A SOUND.  Unless you want him to wake up, in which case go lay down for a nap and he'll be up in 10.)

4. Bathe.  hahahahaha just kidding.  5 minutes into your shower guess who will be calling your name!  By the way, intimate moments with your spouse are also a trigger for baby to wake up- not that that would be a problem, since you probably haven't bathed.

5. Eat something while it is still hot!

6. Browse Amazon for things you think you need but know you can't afford.
you know, for all the stud earrings I have scattered around my house.
7. Mindlessly watch netflix.  Find shows you never thought you'd watch in a million years (and realize you actually like them).

8.  Hate on Gwenyth Paltrow.

9. Exercise. (HA! I laugh, not because the baby will wake up when you are exercising- he won't! But because.... well, who does that!?) 

10. Check on your baby every five minutes to make sure he's still breathing. 

Finally, check the clock, realize he's been asleep for 3 hours and wonder WHY DIDN'T I TAKE A NAP???