December 19, 2008

You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have... marshmallows?!?

What is that title from? One of my favorites. Anyway... good with the bad right? Shaun's work just informed him that "oh ha ha, you know all that comp time you accrued? You know, when you couldn't spend any time with your family and we promised you, 'oh you can use it during the month we are off?' Yeah, well about that. We aren't going to let you use it. You have to use your only two weeks vacation, we'll let you work for a week and then you have to collect unemployment for a week. Merry fucking Christmas." I am pissed. The good news is that he is not one of the 30% of the people getting laid off at his work. But that means no vacations again for us... and we are going to suffer next month. We will get by, I'm very thankful that I will be working, but it again eats into any kind of safety net we have built. (Money is always a little tight before taxes). But I can't focus on this, and I don't want to rant. I already did this on the subject (see link above), and with so many people are getting laid off permanently, I should be happy right? So instead this post will be about Drew and marshmallows. What's happier than a fluffy marshmallow?

Drew has been really into hot chocolate the past couple of weeks, and we didn't have any marshmallows to go in them. so I bought a bag of mini marshmallows at the store. "Drew, if you eat all of your dinner you can have hot chocolate with a surprise- marshmallows!" We bribed. (Yeah we are horrible at keeping surprises around here.)

"Nah, I don't think I like marshmallows. I tried them before and didn't like them," Drew stated.

I was perplexed. Surely he must be mistaken. The boy who loves anything sugar does not like marshmallows? Is he sick? This isn't the Drew that I know. Then I realized. He was thinking about the mushrooms we made him try before. "Oh honey, they aren't mushrooms." So I showed him the bag and let him smell the goodness that is marshmallows. He quickly ate his organic broccoli and hamburger on whole wheat bun (hey these details are important, I don't want you to think I feed my children junk all of the time). So of course, the photo crazed mommarazzi I am, I documented this momentous occasion in his life.

The First marshmallow EVAR!

He tries it....

HE likes it!

What we affectionately call "lukewarm chocolate".

We have a happy child, and surprisingly he went to sleep well that night even after all the sugar. Go figure!


  1. awwww, he is cute! my other food favorite that this made me think of is when they eat something one day and then the next time you try and give it to them they HATE IT

  2. Hang in there. There are tough times coming for everyone, but as long as you can stop and smell the marshmallows, you'll make it.

    Hey, nice new blog redesign.

  3. Love the new blog design and I love this post, my daughter says her happy place is a land of marshmallows and a chocolate river :) HUGS to you :)

  4. So cute! I love the posts you write about your kids. They are adorable. :-)

  5. OMG he's so cute! I just want to reach into the screen and squeeze his adorable little cheeks!

    Sorry to hear about your money woes :( I totally inderstand!



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