Monday, October 5, 2009

A bunch of random stuff because I can't organize my thoughts well enough to write an actual post.

This week we decided that Max has a brilliant career ahead of him as a personal trainer.
Why, do you ask?

Friday, Max asked CJ to do some pull-ups on the Iron Gym. CJ humored him and did one chin up, then started to walk away.
Max ran after him and yelled "NO! Come back! I wanted you to keep doing them FOREVER!"

Max has spent the last two weeks begging me to walk on the treadmill. Each day when he reminds me, I tell him that I'm too busy right now but I'll try to do it later. (and yes, blogging counts as being busy)
Later in the evening, he will come up to me and say "Mom, you didn't walk on the treadmill today, and I wanted you to walk on the treadmill! You need to go walk on the treadmill!"
And I will tell him that it's too late because it's bedtime and maybe I'll walk on the treadmill tomorrow.

Then he cries.

I have to tell you, having Jillian from Biggest Loser yell at you in the gym would be bad, however, it's nothing compared to the guilt felt knowing that you've just caused Max's big brown eyes to fill with tears.


I really love the smell of my new Scentsy pomegranate/orange wax melting thingy.

I also really love the smell of a roast and vegetables in the crockpot.

The two smells together..............not so much.


Speaking of smells, has anyone noticed that the April fresh scent of Downy has been changed? I really liked the old scent, the new one doesn't do much for me.
Why did they change it?
Why hasn't there been a huge outcry with email petitions circulating to change it back?
Why can't these people at Procter and Gamble just leave well enough alone?
Why can't they understand that IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT?

As far as I'm concerned, this should be bigger than the whole "Old Coke, New Coke" fiasco.

I am currently looking for a new brand of fabric softener.


If I seem a bit testy today, it might have to do with the weather.
It's getting cold, and I don't like being cold. Plus, I now have to make sure that all of the offspring are wearing coats and shoes and socks before they leave the house.

That's a whole lot more clothing to keep track of.


Max can't decide what costume he wants for Halloween. At first he said he wanted to wear his crab costume from last year, causing me great happiness due to the fact that I wouldn't need to make him a new costume, however, in the last week, he has changed his mind several times.
First he said he wanted to be a puppy, then he said he wanted to be "Super Max" then he said he wanted to be Snoopy, then he said he wanted to be Jay from Men in Black, then he said he wanted to be a spider. Once he even said he wanted to be Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride. (Seriously, he does the cutest impression "My name is Inigo Montoya, you keeel my father now PREPARE TO DIE!")

Aaron will be wearing his costume from last year, and Brielle has a really cute costume idea that will be unveiled at her school Halloween party. (sorry, I've been sworn to secrecy)

CJ will be staying home handing out candy. I told him that he would be dressed as a vampire to do this, but instead, he will be dressed as a teenager who refuses to dress up for Halloween. I'm pretty sure he will eat all of the Reese's out of the candy bucket while we're gone Trick-or-treating with Max.
I suggested that CJ and Max dress up as the Jolly Green Giant and Little Sprout. CJ refused to do this, even before he found out that there would be tights involved.
Actually, he has never even heard of The Jolly Green Giant, I had to show him some of the old commercials on YouTube. (yes, this makes me feel incredibly old)

I will be dressed as a really tired mom who stayed up the entire night before making her kids costumes. I wear this costume every year.


Speaking of feeling incredibly old, does anyone remember that television commercial for Imperial Margarine where someone would eat the margarine and a crown would appear on their head?

I can't tell you how disappointed I was when that never happened to me.

What ever happened to truth in advertising?

I'm sure some advertising executive, somewhere, thought that this would be a really great marketing campaign that would sell a ton of buttery spread, however, they obviously didn't realize that somewhere a little three year old kid would be devastated that she never got the stupid crown...............

On a related note, one of my main goals in life at age three was to find a way to fool Mother Nature. (seriously, it was!)

Also, there was also a few times where I might have tried to start an argument with the tub of margarine.

I'm beginning to wonder if I watched too much TV when I was three.

I think I'm also beginning to understand why I only buy real butter?


Kid quote of the week

"You really know you're famous when they start putting your face on underwear."


Kristina P. said...

So, I don't even know what Scentsy is.

Do you want to make my Halloween costume? Although, I've already started it, and it's going to be amazing.

Karen said...

Can Max come to my house and be my personal trainer? I NEED him!

Dianne said...

one of my kids HAD to have a Superman costume. Begged to wear it before hand. Climbs up on the couch, jumps off and GETS MAD. Says : "DANG! I still can't fly!" Later passed costume to someone else in my church. Her kid did the same exact thing! Mine are too old now. So sad. No more free candy...

The Head Eagle said... make costumes every year? Go you! I am not that ambitious!

P.S. Do you think you could send Max this way? I could use a little movitation to get working out again.

TJ said...

Kristina, are you sure you're a Utah mormon?

JustRandi said...

I completely agree about the socks. Like I don't have neough to keep track of, right?

And lol - because I only buy real butter too. That Parkay commercial seriously creeped me out.

rychelle said...

please send max to my house. i REALLY need to loose some weight!

and i REALLY hope max decides to be inigo montoya for halloween!

Jessica G. said...

I am addicted to my Vanilla Walnut scentsy...Mmmmmm!

And I hope someday to be famous enough to have my face on underwear.

rocslinger said...

Are you sure that last line of Max isn't, "prepare to diet?"

I remember setting a can of veggies on top of the Parkay tub but just in case I was prepared with witty rebutal, such as your margarine, yes you are etc.... I was prepared to go to the mat for the win.

The Hillbilly Banjo Queen: said...

Sadly, I remember all of those things. The talking margarine tub that I was sure existed in someone's home and the crown popping up onto people's heads when they ate Imperial...I was sorely disappointed as well, to find that was not ever going to happen to me. And I never wanted to fool Mother Nature...she was too mean.

Annette Lyon said...

I remember those commercials. Probably one reason I, too, buy only butter.

I think Max should be car wash wipers for Halloween.

amelia said...

OH that commercial. The husband gets all TICKED at the wife over forgetting things - dang man, help out packing the lunch!

This underwear comment wasn't in relation to the underwear left on the floor?

Chief said...

what kid said that? It is brilliant!

peewee said...

I TOTALLY thought a crown would appear on my head too!!!! HAHA! Whatever happened to the Jolly Green Giant? Are those products still there?

DO you remember the Biz Bleach commercial....Ancient chinese secret, huh. I hope you remember it cuz otherwise that will make NO sense!!

tiburon said...

I haven't tried that Scentsy scent - I am going to have to give it a whirl - sans pot roast of course.

And I TOTALLLLLLLY remember the crown and I also remember feeling the teensie bit gypped.

But I like the cold.


clan of the cave hair said...

before I read that you don't enjoy your pot roast scent accompanied by your pomegranate scentsy my nose had already wrinkled at the thought of the two together! Oh, and I am trying desperately to get somebody to be a cookie wookie in my house, but I have no takers.

Vern said...

It's true. The first time I saw my face on a Victoria's Secret bra my husband asked for my autograph.

And then I woke up.

Maraiya said...

Who knew that someone out there was losing so much sleep over margarine?