8.11.2008

A La Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Here is the Egeblad blanket in all its finished glory:

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This blanket shouldn't have taken as long as it did. There was, do remember, a move in the middle of it, so things were rather hectic. The blanket turned out beautifully, though, and I think I may have to get one on the needles for myself the next time I decide to produce life. I love it.

The parents to be loved it, too.

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There was a copious amount of warning them to NOT put it in the wash machine lest it "felt like a Mo-fo." There was a rather annoying point in the whole baby shower thing when some random person whom I've never met decided to start lecturing me about everything to do with our daughter. First it was that we wouldn't let Elodie hold her own cupcake while she was eating it because she's a rather messy eater and we only had one change of clothes. Elodie was bawling, and the woman kept saying, oh, come on. Say, Please Daddy? Please?

Then it was her giving our daughter a donut and telling her, "Don't tell Daddy." The final straw was her lecturing me that I'd best "get pregnant sooner rather than later because you don't want a big gap between them." Actually, yes, I do want a big gap between them.

Why do people do this? Why? Is it my new Emo hair?

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Do I look like someone who needs parenting advice? Seriously, my daughter is 28 months. I've survived this far. I think I know what I'm doing in general. Sure, ask me when she's a teenager and I may have a different answer for you, but for now, I'm good. If I want advice (which I don't), I'll ask my mom or grandma. I'm not going to ask Suzy Random that I've never met.

Sheesh.

7 comments:

granolagirl said...

Wow I can't believe you gave that sucker away- must be some special friends.

Screw suzy whats her nuts and tell her to pop one out if she wants to mother something so badly.

Love the Emo hair!

annie said...

i love your hair.. love it. as far as the person who felt they needed to lecture you.. just blow it off hon. you're the momma..

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blanket and I'm totally digging the new hair!

As for little Ms. I-know-it-all-and-I'm-teaching-your-kid-bad-habits I'd tell her to bite me. How tacky and Rude!

By the way, HI!!

-- LadyM

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Jill said...

Love the blanket and the new hair!

I hate when other people tell you how to raise your kids. It is so annoying. When they start paying all your bills that are associated with your child, then maybe they can have a say. Until then, they need to keep their mouths shut.

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

1. You have fabulous hair! What fun. I dyed bits of mine pink once but I just couldn't pull it off.

2. That lady was just plain rude and clearly needs to chat with Miss. Manners. If that ever happens again Google Miss. Manners and do what she tells you. Seriously. She's the queen of polite but sharply firm retorts.

3. I bet you're the best mom ever.

4. That blanket is so very super duper cool. It's beautiful. What lucky parents to be!

Mary said...

Beautiful blanket!!! The parents look thrilled to pieces too! Their baby will love it!

I know you are a great mom. People give me advice too, so annoying. I used to be quiet and smile and nod and let it eat away at me later. Now I figure if they are gonna be that rude to me, I'm not holding back. I have some good comebacks now just for such occasions. I love putting those people in their place!