Monday, March 1, 2010

Excessive Amounts of...

  • Toothbrushes:

I was cleaning my bathroom the other day and was shocked at how many toothbrushes we have for a household of only 2 people with teeth! We loose them, buy new ones and find them again in our suitcases or random bags. I don't know if this is an issue for others, but I guess too many is better than not enough!
  • Garbage:

I have a confession: My name is Kathy and I am a trash stacker. I know... it is a terrible, lazy habit, one that James pleads with me to overcome. He promises to love and support me as I fight this gross temptation. But I can't seem to kick the habit. Its like I do really good for a while and then I slip up again. It happens so subtly. I started young. I got in with the wrong crowd and it seemed like everyone was doing it: my brothers, my sisters, my friends. I remember my Mom begged me to give it up, but by then I hardly even noticed I was doing it...I was so desensitized. Maybe you or someone you know has struggled with this same addiction and has some advice for me on how to stay clean.
  • Hair Everywhere But My Head:

There are a few things about having babies that some people never tell you. Maybe they fear they'll discourage you from getting pregnant or maybe it's so gross that it's too taboo to talk about. One of these subjects I have recently discovered is hair loss! I can't tell you how grossed out I am by my own hair. I apologize to James and MaryKate because sometimes it gets grosser than bugs or insects all over the house. I find massive quantities of my hair in the shower, on counters, on the floor, in my hair brush, in MaryKate's hands, on my clothes and on James. So disgusting! When does this end? Someone told me 8 months. I'm hoping for sooner or I may have nothing left!
  • Laughs & Giggles:

Like you have seen before, MaryKate is a giggler. She loves to laugh and smile and when she does it fills me with hope and light. Maybe this gets old to you, but to us, it never does. So indulge me one more time. Here is a video of her laughing last night. It went on for over 5 minutes, but I thought I'd keep it short. Enjoy a giggle!


Zach and Sarah said...

My advice: buy a bigger garbage can with a swinging lid. It gets really hard to stack that way. Believe me, I know. Watching a baby laugh can never, ever get old. And it's just as amazing with every baby.

kt said...

Ditto to Sarah's advice, I was going to say get a trash can with a lid. I don't seem to have a problem with this one as I am THE ONLY ONE in my house who seems to know how to take the trash out. This obviously needs to be remedied immediately.

MaryKate is such a cutie!

Lindsay said...

I think that I was a trash stacker as well but am doing much better. I as well, have a hair loss problem...gross!!
love MK's laugh ( I am being lazy now and not typing out her full name. It will never happen again!!).

LaddandKatieMarshall said...

I love your baby--so cute. Good to see you the other day.

Camille Powell said...

Kathy, the first step is admitting you have a problem, you're on your way to recovery already. I must admit that I myself am a recycling stacker. I'm pretty good at not over flowing our regular garbage, but in my trying to save the environment I over stack my recycling can and pollute my kitchen with boxes, paper and milk cartons (oh my!). I love that little MaryKate. We missed you guys Sunday. I hope you're feeling better.

Kathryn said...

Great videos and pictures of Mary Kate! I love her! The tongue thing, the bath thing, the sitting excitement - she's a hoot! I'm so glad we got to see you guys while you were in town. I'll have to bring Harrison over when I'm in Utah - I'd love to meet the awake and alert Mary Kate!

Baby laughter is one of my favorite things in the whole world. Rest assured, if you post more videos of it, I will watch them.

And also, my hair is beginning to fall out again. It was a bit of a problem before I was pregnant, but it miraculously stopped for nine months. I can't wait to be pregnant again (ha ha)!

Kathryn said...

Oops! I mean MaryKate.