Tuesday, October 02, 2007

kid-tested, mother-approved

That's the slogan for Kix cereal for those of you not in the know. I read in one of my books that Kix is a great alternative to Cheerios for little ones, so when I got to DC last week, I picked up a box. I thought S might like a little variety. She devoured those little round puffs of corn. They are not, however, just little round puffs of corn. They are sweetened. Not Fruity Pebbles sweetened, but sweetened. They were like crack. She loved them even more than those flavored Gerber fruit puff things. She ate almost an entire box in four days (less the two bowls that I ate). It's all harmless, right?


She has been producing the nastiest, undigested Kix-laden poop that you can imagine. It's so gross that it's funny. Learn from my mistakes, new mommies, stick to Cheerios.

Beyond the great Kix experiment, the trip to Tennessee was good. S enjoyed her first pep rally and parade on Friday, and she got to ride the tractor for the first time. All-in-all it wasn't bad- except that she, once again, did not sleep well when taken out of her element. Luckily, it seems to have only taken one day at home to get her back into the swing of things. Almost. She is suddenly going to bed a half-hour earlier...and getting up a half-hour earlier, too. What am I supposed to do at 6:30 in the morning, anyway??Nothing new to report here...though I did make another new soup last night. (Actually, I'd made it before, but I'd never served it to M, so it doesn't count.) It's Giada's Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup. It's insanely simple, and a total cheater recipe, so you can probably make it any day of the year with the stuff that's already in your cupboard. It's yummy, so go ahead and give it a whirl sometime.


Strongmama said...

What to do at 6:30? You could call us! We've been up at 5:30-:45 lately. I get the laundry going and have been saving the dishes until the am as well. It's not fun being up that early, though, especially when it's still dark. Good to know about the Kix. We've never tried them, but just as an FYI, bite-sized shredded wheat is also really gross on the other end. J loves it though because that's what daddy eats in the morning. And we are on a major I love Daddy kick nowadays. Glad you had a fun trip!

feather nester said...

See, when I wasn't sleeping due to the back pain and was up at 6:00, 6:30 everyday for a while, I LOVED it! I felt like I got so much done. But I'm strange because, when left to my own circadian rhythms I'm a total night person, but I have the personality of a morning person. These days, I don't fight any of it and sleep whenever I darn well please. Ah, the final weeks of pregnancy...

Anyway, S is still the cutest thing I've ever seen. Can we see her model the outfit you made, even if it was too hot to actually wear? Or we can wait until it gets cold--just don't forget!