olive has the rash from the belly of hades again. we had a small group christmas party last week and a well meaning friend gave her what i believe was a single orange segment that i was only aware of after the fact and the next day as is typical with any sort of "infraction" her bum was well... i won't go into detail let's just say it's really sad looking and causing her great discomfort. how's that for the start of an entry?! but no really, i've never asked folks to pray for a kid's bottom before but like why not? my range of what is appropriate and what is not to pray for is skewed to say the least. sorry God for my tiny tiny scope of what is important to you. i've never heard of a kid having such a sensitivity to citrus/acidic foods as severely as olive's. i mean a spoonful of a tomato based soup and she busts out in a raw rash. i feel so bad for her! this week i bit the bullet and put her put her into some disposables. i rationalize that these are chlorine free and like COOL but i wish i had access to some biodegradable dipes. (sidebar: does it not totally negate something being biodegradable if it is sealed in a plastic trash bag when entering a landfill? i mean the bag isn't so why does it matter. moral of the story: don't bag biodegradables)
i hate how expensive "green" stuff is. i mean what you are not simply what you consume and intellectually i can accept that but i can be an environmental perfectionist in some areas. we are on a limited budget so it's hard to choose where to "put my money where my mouth is" and where to just have peace even when i'm not feeling 100% about backing a company/purchasing a product. stuff like that can make you nuts though if you let it. pick what you are most passionate about and dig deeply into that cause in ways that both make sense and simultaneously stretch you little by little towards the person you want to be. this has been deep thoughts with jenny lol
my children are little to no nutritional food and had no naps. just imagine it! it's days like this that i wish i could afford a temporary raw diet.
darn i can make some cute kids. granted im only responsible for half of that DNA but darn it they are cuties.