i've noticed that my weekly "make everything from scratch day" always coincides with "kids wreck the house day". hmm... david woke up and made us all chocolate chip pancakes. hi, i love him.
i am officially renaming "butterscotch" as "scutterbotch". i mean, come on that just sounds better no? so much more fun to say and it could probably be subbed for a swear word!
today is a local primary and one of my friends is running so i put the kids in the wagon this morning and walked a mile or two to go vote for him. im undecided if i believe in voting. even when i voted in november i was undecided where i fell on how it lines up with not only my beliefs as a christian but also just who i naturally am. i can hang with the idea of voting on issues but people? ehh. still, i believe in ben and i hope he wins. while we were walking two LDS kids on bikes tried to sell me some mormon. never one to dislike a debate i engaged them for about 15 minutes and then we politely parted ways.
olive is officially out of diapers full time. such ends any disillusion i had about her being Ms. BigStuff. she still enjoys a pacifier and nurses so perhaps i can allow that to pacify me that i still in fact have a wee bitty baby? it's funny because i dont even really want a baby, more like the idea that my children are babies. but then when i think about it im like "um that was intense and tiring, why would i want to go back when now im on vacation by comparison?" my brain doesnt always make sense. i wonder if this means my heart is done having kids? i will probably always maintain that i would be fine having more/fine being done too. so who knows where that leaves us... today i put olive in a dress and tights and then she added tennis shoes, a baseball cap, and lots and lots of mud. good times!
and one more thing. my neighbors, - God love them, God help me! - have been putting their cigarettes out in the planter i have outside with peppers growing in it. SCUTTERBOTCH!!