Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pictures we don't show daddy





I actually did show McKay these...right when he got home from his break that day and I don't remember what he said. Probably because he just groaned and changed the subject. ha!

This has been happening a lot lately- the let-Jax-do-whatever-he-wants thing. The bracelet thing is is no big deal, obviously- but yesterday morning, we painted the kitchen counter with yogurt, and a couple days ago, we drank some water upstairs by ourself and dumped it on the carpet a few times because McKay, just letttt him has been coming out of my mouth more than ever.

And honestly, I have been sitting here thinking and thinking about how to start this next paragraph (the one you're reading right now) because I was going to write about the tragedy in Connecticut. But honestly, how do you even start? How? I don't know. I guess I'll just say that lately,  Jax's cheeks have been kissed a trillion times. And he gets to do whatever he wants. And his mom will just sit and stare at him for a really long time. And she lets him sleep on her instead of putting him into bed.  And she takes pictures of everything- even the little things- like greasy handprints on a mirror that she kept not cleaning for days.

So like everyone else, we have been here, reeling with the news and taking it the only way we know how. And on top of that, I have been sick, which is bittersweet. The bitter part is being sick, but the sweet part is hearing things like omgshhhhh cleaning takes so longggggg. 
Yes McKay, it does.
I heart those moments. And I don't even have to say "I told ya so," I just humbly and politely nod and give him a little good, remember this for the next year until I am sick again pat-on-the-back.

Yesterday, I finally started feeling better- so in all my excitement, I cleaned and Cloroxed our entire upstairs, and then I stayed up until 2am playing on my computer and eating chocolate. It was so fun, until the eating started to be the i'm-full-but-they-taste-so-good kind of eating, and before I knew it, I ate almost an entire jar of Chocolate. And I felt sick, but satisfied. And it's very sad, because this was actually part of my dad's Christmas present. And it all started by thinking it's okay, eat just one...he will never know. But it ended with whatever! Go to Nordstrom and buy a new jar of them tomorrow!

And by then end, I looked down at my lap in amazement at the giant pile of wrappers. And I just had to take another middle-of-the-night Photobooth pic of myself.


seriously, that is like fifty wrappers. 
i hate myself.

33 comments:

  1. My husband already says that when we have bambinos, I'm going to be "that" mom that lets the kids do whatever, simply because they're only young once and life's to short to discipline them all the time.

    And he's totally right, I will be and I'm coming to accept that :)

    And NOMNOMNOM chocolate.

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  2. Goodness, could you be any more like me? I do the same thing. I once bought chocolate caramels for a friend and literally ate them all, one. by. one.

    Those pictures of cute little Jax are adorable. :)

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  3. Oh my gosh. I love you! This cracked Clay and me up! I. Want. Those. Chocolates...

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  4. When it comes to chocolate, I HAVE no control...I'm pretty sure I've eaten my body weight in chocolates the last few days. Disgusting...

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  5. Jax is too cute playing with Mom's stuff! Oh I have NO self control, once I start, it's trouble!! Mint kisses - eat the whole bag.

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  6. LOL I literally laughed out loud at work about that last picture. For shame... haha. Whatever, chocolate is good for the soul so in turn, it's good for our bodies somehow! And McKay cleaning when you're sick, what a winner.

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    1. Um, yes, Evani! Couldn't have said it better myself.

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  7. oh i can eat lots of things in one sitting. it is embarrassing and fun.
    i broke my ankle so my husband has to do a lot of the cleaning. it is nice to hear him complain because I think he will appreciate some of the things I do so much more.

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  8. You deserve the chocolate! Don't even feel guilty about it, being a mum is one tough job, chocolates are the perks. These photos are too too cute, Jax is adorable. Its understandable how you feel, the tragedy makes us all realise how precious everyone close to us actually is. Hope you feel better hun!

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  9. you deserve chocolate every day!!! being a mom is the hardest job out there, of which i am certain even though i am not a mom (yet)!

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  10. ha, this happens to me all the time with nutella :)

    p.s. yes, baby kicks are the best. ever.

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  11. Haha love this post! They are only young once! I let my daughter get away with a little to much sometimes but she always follows it with a hug and kiss so how can I punish! I think we all have those days where we eat all chocolate and there's definitely nothing wrong with it!!

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  12. I'm right there with you on the chocolate thing! The 'just one more' mentality gets me every time ;)

    life-etcblog.blogspot.com.au

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  13. You are the cutest thing in the world, and I think we should live in the same place because we would totes be best friends.

    xo

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  14. Bless your heart.
    You know my boys played with Barbies... and I had no girls! They asked for them! The first 2 got barbies and put them in their dump trucks! They are "manly men" now and one is in the Military... If I tell him he played with Barbies he's like "Ya baby"... lol...
    Love the photos!
    And no worries about the wrappers, we won't tell!

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  15. And you didn't even save me a single piece of that chocolate?!!! lol!

    Also, I'm a bit jealous that Jax accessorizes better than I do. ;)

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  16. i love the pictures of Jax! those are the ones to hold onto for blackmail when he's a teenager...not that i would do that or anything...

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  17. aw Ali! I hope you feel better soon!! I'm glad you have a very caring husband that will clean when you are sick! I remember my mom did everything even when she was sick....asian family hierarchy frustrates me sometimes. sometimes I wonder if my dad really loves my mom x_x

    The pictures of Jax are so precious!! They will be a treasure once he's older!! :) :)

    ok now, stay warm and eat lots of chocolate! er..I mean, don't eat too much! haha

    xo
    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  18. I try to avoid the news on tv and reading about it in the paper because everytime I do, I end up bawling my eyes out. I can't imagine what those people are going through or how parents can deal in general. Jax is a little sweetheart.

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  19. I haven't been watching much of the news..too sad..speechless...just keep praying.

    You are cracking me up with all those candy wrappers! Done that too!
    xoxo

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  20. hahaha sometimes we just need some chocolate, okay? And I'm sure your body burned TONS of calories fighting off your sickness and so it all evened out, right?? :) Emailing you now about the lipstick and latisse!

    Amanda
    It’s An Easy Life

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  21. i'm rolling...on the floor....dying...that picture is amazing.
    Girl i stared, and i mean open-mouth breathing stared at chocolate the other day.
    So, you're not alone...and i've eaten plenty of peoples Christmas presents before...oh gosh hilarious.
    . . .
    you did a beautiful job bringing it up, and i'm sure MANY parents, just like you, are letting their children get away with a little more than normal, keep on loving on your child <3

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  22. soo..i just followed you back from my blog and just LOOOOOVE you!! i mean seriously, you are so fun!

    xoxox
    Sarai

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  23. I love the pictures of playing dress-up. It's good to be the fun, let the rules slide parent every once in awhile, especially at a time like this. I think I would be doing the exact same thing.

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  24. HAHAHAH i love how your showing us the wrappers with your head down in shame. Too funny.

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  25. Oh my gosh, his facial expression in that top right picture, priceless!!

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  26. Ali, I always enjoy your writing! That picture of you with the wrappers is priceless, true confessions right there!! I have zero self-control with candy too so I feel ya. The picture of Jax with that hat on is my favorite, adorable! He is looking older all of a sudden?!

    perfectly priya

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  27. Hahaha I LOVE IT!!! :) SO cute.

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  28. I have totally done that same thing with chocolate! And bracelets make awesome toys! My little guy loves to paint his nails and wear his sister's princess stuff :)

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  29. how adorable is your son! and what is he doing with the toothbrush? i love the photos of him wearing the hats

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  30. You crack me up! "How many hats can I fit on my head at once" - these pictures are going to be such a great memory! - MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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