Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Buying as in like to buy...

Happy Tuesday bloggers I had a revelation last weekend I really wish I was working in the field for which I went to school. I went to school in Chicago, IL for Fashion Merchandising and I feel like the people who are out there doing my job have completely lost touch with who is buying the product. I know very well the first rule is you cannot buy for the store what you like personally. I know not everyone has my same taste but there is just nothing cute or appealing out there for kids and if there is the cut and proportions are completely out of wack. Tee-shirts are short and wide. Pants are either way too long and thin or too short and wide. It's as if people are saying there are only short fat kids or tall anorexics. Are there no normal sized clothing options? Not to mention I don't want my child to look like a clown or a skank. Call me fussy I know but I just don't. Make fashionable clothes for kids that are age appropriate. Coochie cutter shorts on a child still in diapers is not nice looking at all. What you end up with is a saggy diaper hanging out the side like a pair of balls. Who would want that for their child? Not me! So I have composed a list for buyers out there on what not to buy!
1. Anthing that is wider then it is long
2. Shorts that do not cover at least a diaper when a child is sitting which their legs open.
3. Shirts that look like they may belong to a clown.
4. Shirts that look like they may belong to a 60 year old woman.
5. Clothes that are a walking billboard. This one is personal, I don't want this for me either.
6. Triangle top bikini's for anyone under 13.
7. Heels for children. REALLY?
8. Make-up for toddlers.
9. Small print floral patters they are just not cute they ALL look old lady.
10. Finally pants with ruffles at the foot of them I know this is odd but it annoys me and it looks cheap.

Cooking mmmmmmmmm How I love Thee!

I love to cook I really like to bake. I am not great at either but I love the possibility of what I could do. My father is a really good cook, no patience at all but he just knows the right things to put together to make something taste amazing. I find new recipe web pages that just show these amazing pictures and all I want to do is go into a cooking frenzy and make everything I see! The problem then becomes the cost I would love to experiment and make all this cool stuff (or at least attempt to) but who has the money to spend? Not this lady! I want to make cakes and casseroles and amazing goodness. So here is my idea I will make it of someone buys it. I think I am going to put pictures of recipes that I want to try on my facebook and see what family members or friends want to try and if they bring me the stuff I will make it for us to try together. Kinda the you buy I  fly method of cooking. What do you think people does this sound fair?

Sunday, April 17, 2011


As many of you know I hate the holidays. Actually I love the holidays I just hate splitting them. As I have explained before I love all of my family and seeing them I just hate that I only have so much time with any of them. How do people do this? How do they make a schedule and keep it? How does everyone elses families then fall in line with that plan? I don't know obviously but I am open to suggestions because I need to find a way to make my holidays enjoyable and not turn my stomach into a ball of knots. I was considering taking the number of family members that will be visiting and multiplying that by 20 minutes each or I could do family groups each get 45 minutes. I just don't know what is fair. Then when I have to break it down into timed amounts it just doesn't feel personal and my family is very personal and they deserve more then a set amount of time. So where does that leave me?  I don't know but I sure wish I could figure something out......

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Other People's Kids

I DON'T LIKE OTHER PEOPLE'S KIDS! I know I am not suppose to say it out loud. I know that kids will be kids and some are more high maintenance then others. I know that my own daughter is a brat sometimes. All this being said I just cant stand them. They make my skin crawl I want to yell at them all to sit down and behave like people not animals. I know in my heart its not even their fault its probably their parents fault but why is it okay to say I don't like the parents if I cant also say I don't like the kids. They are manipulative, they whine, they get into things that they KNOW they shouldnt but they do it anyway. The scary part is kids love me. I dont know if its because they want to try to win me over or if they are pretending to like me to further agrivate me. Shouldn't they have some sort of internal sensor that says stay away DANGER DANGER this mean lady may break at any second and shake me to death. Is there something wrong with me? Do I have an emotional disorder that keeps me from seeing the cute cuddly side of children? I just dont know. I am open to suggestions but until then beware to all parents I cant be the only child hating parent out there!!