Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Love/Hate Relationships

So I realized recently that I have a few love/hate relationships in my life...

1.  Costco
Definitely LOVE this place.  I enjoy getting mass quantities of products that I only have to buy once a year because they'll last that long.  I always see things I don't NEED there, but I totally WANT.  I wish I could have like a million dollar gift card to that place so I could get some fun thing along with the stuff we need.  

I hate how much money I spend there!  It's ridiculous!  I go in that place for two items and come out with about 100.  I don't know how they do it, but I think it's the most successful up-selling store I know of.  Maybe it's the samples...

2.  Long Days
I LOVE when the sun gets up early and goes down late.  It's so nice to have a long day and get lots accomplished.

BUT, it's so hard to get the kiddos to sleep when the sun is still up!  Henry usually goes down about 7:00 and Jaxon 7:30, but since the sun is still up then, they think they need to be awake still!  Then, it happens in the morning too...they're up at the crack of dawn!  When is a mom supposed to have her own time if the kids aren't sleeping long enough!?  Jaxon has blackout curtains in his room, so those help, but they're not in Henry's room.  I need to put ups some super classy foil or something!  But the thing about that is, then it's dark in the daytime and I don't like that either.  

I thought of another while at WalMart today...

3.  Spiderman
I guess I don't really love Spiderman, but I think it's super cute when Jaxon gets excited about pretty much anything with Spidey on it.  I think Jaxon would love it if we found Spiderman toilet paper!  

I hate that Spiderman is everywhere!  Every time a turn a corner at the store, pretty much any store, there he is in some form.  Just from my venture to the store yesterday, here are a few of the things a saw:  beach towels, pool toys, goggles, whole bathroom set:  trash can, cup, toothbrush holder, ice packs, tons of clothes, sheets, blankets, curtains, lamps, pillows, and there was so much more!  You name it, they slap Spidey's face on it and the kids will go crazy!  There is no escaping him!  This leads to multiple fits (or at least sadness) from Jaxon when I don't purchase everything in the store related to Spiderman.  What it is about him anyway?  I think all little boys I know love him!

6 comments:

Josh and Elisha Sandberg said...

its called the chic shaper and its not from victorias secret, I got if off amazon.

royalbird said...

Where did you get the blackout curtains for Jaxon? I tried buying room darkening shades only to realize that I wouldn't be able to have those up WITH the mini-blinds, and I, like you, don't want the room to be dark all day long, just for the wee morning hours when my kids think they need to be awake just because the sun is up. I'm tired of getting up at 5:00 a.m.!

Thorne Family said...

At least you don't have to deal with daylight saving time! Now that is a lot of fun! Maybe you can find those thermal curtains. They are heavy and they will make the room dark, but in the winter it will help with the cold. Sorry that my only suggestion.

DeWitts said...

Couldn't agree more about Costco! I swear their stuff is laced with something.

The Bottjer Family said...

I sewed blackout curtains to the back of Landon's normal curtains. I have them closed at night so he won't wake up super early in the morning and during the day in the summertime to keep it cooler.... but the rest of the year they're pulled to the sides of the window and only the blinds are closed for naps. And, when nap time is over the blinds are opened so it's not a cave. Maybe you could do something similar for Hen-ren.

ashley wright said...

i loved this love hate post. i also have many in my life!!! also loved your movie reccomendation post. if you decide to see 17 again i will totally go! also, i am in town through summer so if you need any hair services done... you better holla!

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