28 April 2007

Aside from it being pure evil

Why I could never endure a low-carb diet:

1. European bread
2. Fresh pasta
3. Pies
4. Brownies (chased with a mug of cold milk)
5. Rice (now I know this one may seem odd, but when you grow up in Hawaii, rice is the other half of any meal, breakfast included)


So last night I made brownies. Not the innocent cocoa kind, mind you, but rather the sort with little bits of peanut-butter-chip-goodness mixed in. That kind.

I made them for the kids. Mmhmm.

And then I snuck a few. In my defense, they were small, so my few probably equalled just one (or one point five) in the world of reasonably sized brownies. Plus, I got them one at a time so each brownie would require me trekking to the kitchen and back. (See, like half the calories are expended just in the getting! Or maybe three. Three calories. If we're being honest.)

Sigh. I think this calls for a change of subject.

So the thing I love about two year olds is that they can play happily by themselves for a few minutes, but they still want to do it near you.

Such is the case with my Elle. If I migrate toward the computer or sewing machine (as I'm prone to do), she's there within thirty seconds, plunking her toys on the carpet by my feet. I know from experience that this particular habit has a shelf life of about six months, so I'm trying to be better at putting my work on pause and joining in her play.



You know, before she turns thirteen and rolls her eyes at the mere sight of me.

7 comments:

Amelia said...

*sigh* Bread....you could have stopped there and I would have been on your side still.

Amelia

Tonya said...

My sewing machine has since been banned from calling out my name for any work done during the waking hours of my children...otherwise they are all crawling on my lap, pulling out the pins, cutting up my work (this really happens), or running around like little wild children!. So, late nights you find me indulging in my fav pastime...this doesn't make for much of a beauty sleep, but I do get to go to bed (however late it ends up being) feeling like I didn't miss a day of my children when they are young. What a lucky little girl to have a mommy so in tune with what she needs.

CreativeOutletDesigns said...

OH me too! BREAD lover here!

Kimberly said...

Play with my kids, eh? Now there's some advice I needed to hear. It'll involve turning the computer off though. Maybe tomorrow... =P

Barb said...

Hi Nic,

I'm stopping by here to thank you for your incredibly kind comment on my post last Thursday. Rob and I were so discouraged. His getting this job couldn't have come at a better time. Well, actually six months ago might have been better. But it was just the boost he needed to raise his spirits and repair his ego.

I was really sorry to hear about your Dad. So sad. But it sounds like he has a wonderful attitude.

Thank you again for your kind comment.

By the way, you're not fooling anyone - you didn't make those brownies for the kids. LOL And I could talk all day long about the things I love about two year olds. Our little Cameron will be two on June 30th. He could stay two forever and I'd be perfectly content.

willarie said...

Oh, I know that "togetherness" phase well . . . my Ella is also 2. Though she's not usually content to just sit beside me. She'd much rather be hopping up on my lap and "helping" with the task at hand. Thanks for the reminder to savor the moment.

:) Judy

willarie said...

Oh, I know that "togetherness" phase well . . . my Ella is also 2. Though she's not usually content to just sit beside me. She'd much rather be hopping up on my lap and "helping" with the task at hand. Thanks for the reminder to savor the moment.

:) Judy