Friday, August 28, 2015

Why I Don't Do "Fancy" Lunches

You see them everywhere.

Links to making lunches that will "delight" your children.

First of all, if I made a lunch like this....


....Natalie would go, "I don't like olives. Or the meat. The cheese also tastes funny to me. Also, the eyes are boring into my soul."

It would also mean I'd waste bread because the cookie cutter would leave the edges. And I'd have to touch olives. 

Now this one is cute:



But I'm not about to take the time to make the minion faces. Sometimes people seem to think that because you stay at home with the kids, that you have all this extra time to make character lunches.

I don't.

Do you want to know what my kids eat?



I know people might say, "Ew, plastic bags!" and I'm all, "I re-use them a few times." 

I know people might gasp, "But that's...WHITE bread!" My kids won't eat bread with "stuff" in it.

I know people might shriek, "Carrots sticks are better than chips!" Doritos never killed anyone. The orange stuff might get every dang where, but my kids will be okay. I promise.

I know people might bellow, "Do you know how much SUGAR is in those fruit cups?" Hey. The package said 25% less sugar. So there. 

My kids will never have a "fancy" lunch. 

But I'm pretty sure they're okay with that. 


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Things That Annoy Me Thursday: People Who Can't Read Listings Properly

I decided to sell Natalie's toy chest.



It was difficult for me because it had been in her room since she was a baby. Then I realized at 8, she was probably too old to have a toy chest in her room.

We replaced it with a cube shelf from Target.



But it still made me sad.

"She's growing up," I said to Tom.

"Could you get me more M&Ms when you go to the store?" was his reply. He doesn't get weepy like I do about the kids getting older.

I listed the toy chest on the Tinker page. I stated that it was an on base pick up and that we would NOT deliver. We COULD deliver, since Tom has a truck, but no thanks. Why? Well, because people say they'll show up, and then they don't show up. Or when you pick a day and time the person is all, "Can we switch the day and time?" Or the person will say, "Could you deliver it thirty minutes away?" and it's like,



So I stated that the buyer MUST pick up the toy chest on their own.

Soon after I listed the toy chest, I had 3 messages from people asking if I could deliver. One person said, "I'm only five minutes from the base."

Another went, "I only live 10 minutes away. Would you take $5?"

I listed it for $20, which is a deal, since we paid about $90 for it.

Why can't people read? Why?

I told all those people that I stated NO DELIVERY.

One person answered, "I don't see the big deal."

The big deal is we don't want to waste our time. Thanks. Also, read what I wrote with my listing. We don't need the $20 desperately.

Finally, mercifully, someone who could read properly said she'd pick it up later that day.

She showed up when she said she would and then the toy chest was gone.

I might have gotten a lump in my throat.

Tom went, "One less big thing in our house. Awesome."

Seriously though. Read listings. No delivery means NO DELIVERY.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hey, It's Okay Tuesday!

I got this idea from Glamour magazine. They have a section called Hey, It’s Okay and will list a bunch of things to be okay about. You're welcome to join in and do something like this on your blog. Doesn't have to be on a Tuesday either. Just make sure you link up and that the post you link up is a Hey, It's Okay Post. Grab the button if you'd like!
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--To not be surprised Josh Duggar admitted to cheating on his wife. He always gave me a bad feeling. His dad sort of does too.


--To have watched Fear The Walking Dead. It was entertaining enough. I'll watch again.


--To be ready for all the pumpkin stuff. I love it.


--To have also watched the Unauthorized Full House Story on Lifetime. It was a hot mess.


--To hope someone doesn't try to scam me again on eBay this time. I listed some of Natalie's clothes here. (To read the story of the scammer, click here.)


--To have a giveaway for an Orkin Back to School Prize Pack here.


--To be amused by Natalie's Minecraft Creeper jacket. (You can buy your own at Target! Only $18.99)




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