some rambling thoughts i have been having lately. because why not?
Topic 1: the metro
oh public transportation. the joys and pains you cause me. you do save my car from extra miles and allow me some time for just me!! but you are also unbearably hot and smelly, especially in the middle of our 100 degree heat wave. you also break down more than infrequently. and the fact that i currently have to keep track of two Mr. Greys – The Picture of Dorian Gray and 50 Shades of Grey – because i am way too embarrassed to be reading a romance novel in public is also kind of a con. nothing against romance novels, but everyone knows this book is downright kinky, and parading it around in public got me way too many unwanted stares and even a couple of bold winks. although i do admit, Mr. Dorian Gray is proving to be quite provocative itself, in that beautiful 19th century kind of way though.
Topic 2: the bug knows way too much about “sexy time”
that’s what she called it the other day. seriously?!?! 6 years old!?!? you have got to be kidding me!!! i have been reading a bajillion articles about when to have the official birds and bees discussion with your child and if its normal for them to be EXTREMELY curious. i knew this was going to be an issue when at 5, she asked me “no, but how exactly do the babies get out of the mommy’s belly? do the doctors cut you open?”. i decided then to answer honestly and told her that was one way that babies come out, and also explained the other way. to which she replied “that’s disgusting, i’m never going to have a baby”. since then, her questions have become even more pointed. she has also come home talking about multiple different terms for the body parts, theories on baby making, and lots and lots of “well bobby at school said..”. and this is why i have been minorly freaking out and reading a bajillion articles.
however, after reading those bajillion articles, i think that just approaching her questions in an honest and open manner is the best way to do it (for us at least). she is perfectly comfortable in talking with us about anything that comes up. we want to continue to encourage this behavior and not put up awkward boundaries that would make her seek out answers from her friends (who might just tell her that boys have to pee into girls to have a baby….um, gross). so i guess we will just keep tackling this by being open and honest, and answering her questions as they come. although i am really hoping we don’t get another knock on the door in the middle of the night with a “mom, why are you breathing so hard? what are you doing? let me in there!!”. not sure if i can be that open and honest
Topic 3: the air conditioner battle
we have a mini war going on at our house right now. the hubs has an unnaturally high body temperature and i am perfectly normal [at least body temperature wise…although i do have unnaturally sweaty palms…so maybe i am mostly normal]. this creates issues when trying to cool our house in the summer. i walk into a freezer every night when i get home and have to find secret ways to turn the a/c down without him noticing. when he does notice, i am doomed to wear a sweater in the middle of july….. #hothusbandproblems
Topic 4: orange is the new black
who knew a movie about women in prison could be so addictive!?! go netflix! you’re two for two now (House of Cards was the 1st winner).