Sunday, May 17, 2009

Pulling Off the Band-aid

It is past time that I pull off the band-aid that is Cafemom. I think my blogging went down the crapper the day I joined Cafemom.

I joined it to get advice and found it was the website equivalent of the Jerry Springer show. And it was fun to watch for a while. But I can only read so many arguments about breastfeeding, vaccinations, circumcision and discipline before I realize that the same people are making the same asinine comments. Or maybe they are all interchangeable. It seems like it.

I met a few very nice people on CM, but it is filled with so many nasty people. I don't think I have met any nasty people while blogging. I also have more of a sense of community and connection with fellow bloggers that I don't get on Cafemom.

I'm torn between deleting my account completely or deleting all but the groups with cooking and homemade cleaner recipes.

Of course Facebook has been calling much louder than it used to.
Azure had her birthday on April 12th and I never even posted about it. Her birthday fell on Easter.

When I was playing with the idea of her birthday post, I thought about saying it's not every year that one's birthday falls on a holiday.

Then I realized that if one's birthday is on, say, a set holiday, like Christmas, one's birthday does fall on a holiday every year.

Azure is ten now, and the last ten years have really flown. She is hitting puberty and it makes me sad. It makes me want to freeze time.

As much as I might vent and say that my kids make me batty, I know these are also some of the best years of my life. Before I know it the last two will be out the door and I will finally have my clean house, but a whole lot less laughter.
Speaking of laughter, I have a few of the latest Sammyisms.

It sounds like he is my favorite child the way I write about him. It's not that. It's only that he is so darned funny, to me anyway.

He has been losing a lot of teeth. Both of his two front teeth are gone and some bottom teeth.

He asked me if the tooth fairy had a cash register. Then he got mad because the tooth fairy took his tooth and he wanted to buy it back.

The other day he was digging in my purse and I heard him say, "Oh for me, thank you. Does it have wheat?"

I looked over and he was holding a tampon.

He is extremely curious about anything and everything, mostly about how things work. The other day he wanted to talk about being on the moon.

He wanted to know if he would float on the moon and if water would float on the moon. Last but not least, he wanted to know if he tied the cat to a rope if she would float on the moon. Run, kitty, run!

Speaking of the kitty, she had a surprise for us, five to be exact. Approximately six weeks after showing up, Jane had a litter of kittens. They are just starting to get cute. If I EVER find my camera cable, I'll post some pics.

My husband already agreed to let my daughter keep one. Sucker!
I know I have commented on Facebook that turning forty feels like being a carton of milk that has gone past its due date.

It does. It really does!

My bad life choices are catching up with me with a vengeance. My knees hurt. My shoulders hurt. I have a cold I can't shake off.

It's time to eat more veggies and get back in an exercise routine. It's time to take vitamins and supplements.

I am very, very unhappy with myself at the moment.

But I will end on a positive note. I did the Susan G Komen walk and my friends and relatives were generous enough to donate $155.00. Hooray. Next year I want to set my fund raising goal higher. But every little bit helps and I'm quite happy with what I did make.


Blogger Chris H said...

I only do blogging, anything else is too much ...
kittens... are pooping machines where you least want poop. Enough said.
YOu are sad turning 40! I am in a serious depression upon being bloody 50!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Badger said...

Happy belated to Azure! Her birthday is the same day as my DH's!

I love the Sammyisms. I remember when my kids used to ask me questions like that. Now they just google everything!

6:28 AM  
Blogger Caro said...

Chris H - I hope they box train easily. They are much better than the time we had puppies. You wouldn't believe the amount of poop and pee I cleaned on a daily basis.

Badger - I have got to link you. Html defies me but I'm giving it a try. I have to google to answer some of his questions. They are far beyond the realm of things I have ever wondered about.

10:26 AM  
Blogger velcro said...

happy (rather late) birthday wishes to Azure, and 40th ones to you too!

you should take a look at Mumsnet especially the Am I being Unreasonable bit of the forums. Daft but highly addictive so be warned.

and thanks for the Flylady tip. Am checking her out (again)

1:28 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Facebook has completely sucked the life right out of me and my blog! I need to get back to blogging. I can bitch all I want here and my friends will never know about. Facebook they will start to figure out who I am. can't have that!!

you are scaring me about 40. I thought turning 30 was like a sucker punch. Remember when you could eat a dozen cookies and down it with 3 maragaritas and lose weight? Is it just me who WANTS to do that?

2:42 PM  
Blogger Caro said...

Velcro - Thank you for the wishes. Uh oh, you are showing me another addictive site aren't you? :-)

GM - Cookies and margaritas sound delish. I have hit my all time high weight so they shall remain a fantasy. :-(

3:40 PM  
Blogger MsCellania said...

Thanks for a good laugh today. Love your Sammy!
I'll have to check out fmylife.
I never liked cafemom. I used to belong to a - I forget what they called them - a web group full of wanna be preggers and a group spun off from the original group. They were the meanest, most judgmental group of asshats I have ever come in contact with - if you dared disagree with them, they ripped you to shreds. The leader was Borderline Personality; she'd get everyone else arguing then come in as the Great Golden Vagina and solve everything. And start a new raging cat fight while so doing.
HAPPY Belated bday to Azure! Wow - 10!
40 is still merely a child, Caro. Get ahold of yourself! You will never look better than you are today - I should email you a closeup of my neck and you would gasp in horror!

5:43 PM  
Blogger Ms.L said...

CF turns me into one of those nasty people,lol
It's too bad because it's such a great concept!
When I found Facebook,my blog suffered like nobodys business,I'm slowly making the recovery now though.

LMAO @ Sammy! He's so cute!

8:32 AM  
Blogger Caro said...

MsCellania - I'll bet my neck looks much like yours. :-) I love the expression "Great Golden Vagina".

Ms. L. - Facebook is my new crack but it doesn't seem to be as bad as cafemom was.

8:14 AM  

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